Woking, UK. 10th May, 2012 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that a European version of the Darksiders® II Collector's Edition is available for pre-order on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.
The Darksiders® II Collector's Edition will include The Limited Edition version of the game as well as a life-sized replica Death Mask with display stand, a unique Shadow of Death armour and scythe set with enhanced stats, a digital copy of the Darksiders II sound-track and a hard-cover Darksiders II art book. The Collector's Edition will be available in limited quantities as a pre-order item only and is anticipated to sell for around £79.99.
In UK & Ireland the Collector's Edition will be available from GAME, HMV, Amazon, Play.com
, Gamestop and other select retailers as well as the THQ.com store.
Jim Huntley, Vice President of Global Brand Marketing commented: "We are pleased to be able to offer the Darksiders II Collector's Edition to our European fans. Our European Operations team has worked extremely hard in order for us to make this happen. Stock is incredibly limited so pre-order now to avoid disappointment."
Limited quantities of the Collector's Edition are still available to pre-order from Gamestop, Amazon.com
, Best Buy, Walmart.com, EB Games, the THQ.com
store and other select retailers in the US and Canada while stocks last.
The Darksiders II Limited Edition will include the standard retail game along with a unique code allowing the purchaser the opportunity to download the game's first single player downloadable content pack, Argul's Tomb for free once it becomes available. All pre-orders of Darksiders II will receive the Limited Edition version of the game at no additional cost.
Darksiders II follows the exploits of DEATH, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in an action-packed tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels DEATH through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother WAR, the horseman blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.For full information on pre-order bonuses available for Darksiders II check out the Pre-order tab on www.facebook.com/DarksidersDarksiders II is scheduled to be available for console and PC in August 2012, for more information check www.Darksiders.com.About Darksiders 2Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen embarks on a quest to redeem his brother's name. Become the terrifying force which everything fears but nothing can escape.The original Darksiders®, released in January 2010, received critical acclaim including the Best Fantasy Game 2010 award from IGN. Darksiders followed the story of WAR, wrongly accused of starting the apocalypse, on a quest to reclaim lost honour and take revenge on those who wronged him.About THQTHQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ, Darksiders and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, the Xbox logos, and the Xbox LIVE logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries."PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the business of THQ Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "THQ"), including, but not limited to, expectations and projections related to the Darksiders II video game and are based upon management's current beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, business, competitive, economic, legal, political and technological factors affecting our industry, operations, markets, products or pricing. Readers should carefully review the risk factors and the information that could materially affect THQ's financial results, described in other documents that THQ files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2011 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and particularly the discussion of trends and risk factors set forth therein. Unless otherwise required by law, THQ disclaims any obligation to update its view on any such risks or uncertainties or to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.