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World-first hands-on with Company of Heroes 2 at Eurogamer Expo

Plus Relic developer session and surprise gift for everyone who plays the game.

Brighton, UK, 22nd August 2012: Eurogamer Expo, the UK's biggest and best gaming festival, and THQ Inc., are pleased to announce that Company of Heroes? 2 will be playable by the public for the first time anywhere in the world at this year's Eurogamer Expo.

Not only that, but developer Relic Entertainment will be taking to the developer session stage on Saturday 29th September to showcase more of the game. Everyone who plays the game at the show or views the developer session will also a surprise gift.

The Eurogamer Expo will be returning to London's Earls Court from 27th-30th September 2012 and is expected to welcome over 50,000 gamers. Company of Heroes 2 will be playable on the show floor throughout the event.

"Company of Heroes is one of the best real-time strategy games ever made and the sequel looks stunning already, so we're really happy that gamers will get to play it first at this year's Eurogamer Expo," said Tom Bramwell, Eurogamer's Operations Director. "THQ and Relic are going all out to make sure attendees have a great time with a special surprise in store for people who play the game and watch the developer session."

The Eurogamer Expo takes place 27th-30th September 2012 at Earls Court, London, and promises more playable games than ever (including a large number of UK first-plays), our highest-profile developer session schedule, as well as a number of satellite events including the Games Industry Fair.

Tickets for Eurogamer Expo 2012 are now available at www.eurogamerexpo.com.

About Eurogamer Network Ltd.

Founded in 1999, Eurogamer Network Limited publishes Eurogamer.net, the world's leading independent video games website with local editions in ten European languages. The company also publishes market-leading trade resource GamesIndustry International and represents several partner websites including VG247.com, RockPaperShotgun.com and NintendoLife.com. In addition to its online publications, Eurogamer Network produces live public and trade shows including the Eurogamer Expo, the UK's largest gaming event, and Rezzed, the PC and indie games show. More information on Eurogamer Network Limited can be found at www.eurogamer.biz.

About Company of Heroes? 2

It is 1941 and the beginning of what will become the most brutal conflict of World War II, as Germany launches a full-scale invasion of the frozen tundra of the Soviet Union which would result in over 14 million military casualties. Take command of the iconic Soviet Red Army in brutal frontline warfare to free Mother Russia from the invading Nazis. Your strategic skills and tactical expertise hold the power to tip the very balance of this conflict in the sequel to the critically acclaimed and multi award-winning Company of Heroes. Engage in visceral tactical combat that will define you as a military leader and challenge you to wield the might of the Soviet Empire as you smash your way to Berlin.

Company of Heroes 2? 2012 THQ Inc. Developed by Relic Entertainment. THQ, Relic, Company of Heroes and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc. All rights reserved.

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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, wireless devices and the Internet. 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.?

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