Multiplayer demo for Red Faction®: Guerrilla™ now available!

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. May 21, 2009 -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Volition, Inc. today announced the multiplayer demo for Red Faction®: Guerrilla™ is now available for free download on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.  Developed by THQ internal studio Volition, Inc., Red Faction: Guerrilla is a 3rd person, open-world shooter featuring real physics-based destruction, a story-driven single-player campaign and robust multiplayer options.  The multiplayer demo features ten-player Damage Control, an explosive new mode that utilizes Volition’s advanced GeoMod 2.0 destruction engine, to add a new twist to traditional capture-and-hold, point-based gameplay.  The demo comes less than two weeks before the June 2nd launch of Red Faction: Guerrilla on Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3. 

 “The multiplayer demo is just a sneak peak at how Volition is bringing real innovation to multiplayer gameplay with its GeoMod 2.0 destruction engine.” said Kevin Kraff, vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ. “The Red Faction: Guerrilla single-player demo received over one million downloads on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network, continuing the tremendous hype for the June 2nd retail launch.” 


About Red Faction: Guerrilla Multiplayer Demo
The Red Faction: Guerrilla multi-player demo features Damage Control, a capture-and-hold point-based mode, that utilizes the GeoMod 2.0 Destruction Engine to offer an exciting new twist to a traditional gameplay mode.  Gamers are split into two teams as they battle over three targets on the map.  To capture an enemy point, a team must destroy the target by any means necessary and rebuild it with the Reconstructor device.  The team that controls the most targets will earn more points and win the game.  The multiplayer demo features nine futuristic weapons, five backpacks, and is available now for free download on Xbox LIVE online entertainment network     and PlayStation Network. 

About Red Faction: Guerrilla

Red Faction: Guerrilla is a 3rd person, open-world shooter set on Mars, 50 years after the events of the original Red Faction. Players will take on the role of freedom fighter Alec Mason with the newly re-established Red Faction movement as they battle for liberation from the oppressive Earth Defense Force. Throughout their fight for freedom, players will carve their own path, wreaking havoc across the vast, open-world environment of Mars, from the desolate mining outpost of Parker to the gleaming EDF capital city of Eos.  Utilizing improvised weapons, explosives and re-purposed mining equipment and vehicles, Red Faction: Guerrilla allows players to tear through fully destructible environments in an unforgiving Martian landscape swarming with EDF forces, Red Faction resistance fighters, and the downtrodden settlers caught in the cross-fire. Red Faction: Guerrilla will also feature a robust multiplayer component, including several modes focused on destruction-based gameplay. Red Faction: Guerrilla is scheduled to ship to retailers worldwide on June 2nd, 2009.