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The Last Airbender Game Hits Stores Exclusively for Wii and Nintendo DS

Control the Elements in This Epic Adventure Game Based on Paramount Pictures’ and Nickelodeon Movies’ Live-Action Film by M. Night Shyamalan.


AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jun 29, 2010–THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced the release of The Last Airbender video game throughout North America exclusively for Wii(TM), Nintendo DSi(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) systems. Based on the highly anticipated live-action adventure film from acclaimed director M. Night Shyamalan, The Last Airbender video game brings the world of bending to life as it invites players to relive the movie’s epic adventure from the perspective of Prince Zuko of the Fire Nation. The game, which features voice-over and likeness from Academy Award(R) nominee Dev Patel (Prince Zuko), newcomer Noah Ringer (Aang), and Aasif Mandavi (Zhao), also includes never-before-seen in-game cinematics and levels that extend the story and expand the thrills beyond what is shown in the film.

The Last Airbender video game is rated T for teen (Wii) and E10+ for everyone 10 and older (Nintendo DSi/DS) and is available at the suggested retail prices of $39.99 (Wii) and $29.99 (Nintendo DSi/DS). The game will also be available throughout parts of Europe and Asia in the coming months.

The Last Airbender is more than your average movie-based video game,” said Luis Gigliotti, creative director of The Last Airbender, THQ Studios Australia. “Designed specifically for the Nintendo systems, we fully utilized the Wii technology to enhance graphical presentation and gameplay mechanics to take this genre of video game to a whole new level.”

“THQ has produced one of the most beautifully rendered video game adaptations of a film to date with The Last Airbender,” said Manuel Torres, Senior Vice President, Global Toys, Video Games & Consumer Electronics Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products. “The interactive environments and bending abilities truly capture the essence, tone and exciting elements of the anticipated movie.”

About The Last Airbender Video Game

The Last Airbender video game revisits captivating, climactic scenes from the film while providing the player a much more in-depth experience. The game is told from the unique perspective of the antagonist Zuko, exiled prince of the Fire Nation, who embarks on a personal quest to capture the Avatar, a young boy named Aang, in order to regain his father’s honor. Players will be able to embody three playable characters - Aang, Zuko and the Blue Spirit - and participate in epic battles, hand-to-hand combat and various intense challenges throughout the game. Utilizing the Wii Remote(TM) and Nunchuk(TM) controllers, players will discover and master their bending powers by performing special hand movements that are specific to their character’s abilities. The interactive, action adventure game, will allow players to learn how to manipulate air and fire, creating destructive forces such as Air Vortexes, Tornadoes, Fire Balls, and Fire Bombs, to take down enemies and progress through the game in order to fulfill their destiny.

For more information about The Last Airbender video game, please visit www.thq.com.

About The Last Airbender Film

Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war-torn world.

Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film “The Last Airbender” is the opening chapter in Aang’s struggle to survive.

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Date: June 29, 2010

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