THQ Embarks on Madcap Missions with the Launch of The Penguins of Madagascar™ Video Game, Based on Award-Winning TV Series from DreamWorks Animation

Official box art for THQ's The Penguins of Madagascar video game, based on award-winning TV series from DreamWorks Animation.

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that its new The Penguins of Madagascar video game is now available at all major retailers across North America. Based on the Emmy Award-winning series from Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA), The Penguins of Madagascar video game chronicles the zany adventures of Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private as they use teamwork, penguin-style acrobatics and creative contraptions to solve puzzles and complete stealth-based missions.

THQ's The Penguins of Madagascar video game for Nintendo DS/DSi systems dives into all major retail stores today.

THQ's The Penguins of Madagascar video game for Nintendo DS/DSi systems dives into all major retail stores today.

The Penguins of Madagascar video game is rated E for everyone and is available at the suggested retail price of $29.99. The game is also scheduled to release in other parts of Europe in the coming months.

About The Penguins of Madagascar Video Game

Use Penguin teamwork in The Penguins of Madagascar video game from THQ, now available for Nintendo DS/DSi systems.

Use Penguin teamwork in The Penguins of Madagascar video game from THQ, now available for Nintendo DS/DSi systems.

Team Penguin – the unsung heroes of the zoo, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private – has been tasked with new madcap missions! The Penguins use teamwork to complete levels and build useful tools and gadgets to advance in the game. Packed with exciting puzzles to solve, the player alternates between the Penguins, performing acrobatic moves, unlocking paths and creating helpful contraptions. The game also features stealth-based missions, super silly interactive moments, bonus levels and mini-games.

A special DSi camera feature includes King Julien’s sassy and side-splitting critiques of players’ own photo snapshots. Additionally, the game showcases the voice talent of the entire cast from the TV series, including Tom McGrath (Skipper), Jeff Bennett (Kowalski), John Di Maggio (Rico), James Stuart Patrick (Private) and Danny Jacobs (King Julien).

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For more information on this game and other kid-friendly titles, please visit www.thq.com.

About THQ

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THQ 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 and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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© 2009 Viacom International Inc. Nickelodeon and all related logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Based on the feature film “Madagascar”, © 2005 DreamWorks Animation LLC. Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.

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