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Star Wars™ Imperial Academy To Invade iPhone and iPod Touch!

Celebrating this year’s 30th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI), today announced it is working with ngmoco – a premier creator and publisher of applications for mobile devices – to develop and co-publish Star Wars Imperial Academy exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch.

Star Wars Imperial Academy will present iOS gamers around the world with an exciting multiplayer game built around ngmoco’s proven Eliminate engine.

In Star Wars Imperial Academy, players need to prove they are elite stormtrooper material as they compete against other Imperial Academy recruits in intense four-player death-match battles that take place across the Star Wars galaxy. They will have to master close-quarters blaster combat, long-range sniping and explosive armaments – all in such classic Star Wars settings like Hoth, Cloud City, Tatooine and more.

“We’ve been inspired by the Star Wars films to raise the quality bar to a new high for Imperial Academy, which we’ve developed as a totally unique experience, combining a first-person shooter with the excitement of Star Wars for amazing mobile game play,” said Adam Comiskey, Vice President, THQ Wireless.

“As huge fans of the Star Wars universe, ngmoco is excited to work on such a storied franchise for our first ever property-based game,” said Neil Young, CEO and founder of ngmoco. “Star Wars Imperial Academy brings together our passion for first-person shooters and Star Wars in an amazingly fun and high quality experience.”

Star Wars Imperial Academy is coming soon to the Apple App Store exclusively for iPhone or iPod touch. To begin the epic journey to a galaxy far, far away, please visit http://appstore.ngmoco.com/starwars

About Star Wars Imperial Academy

Darth Vader is looking for new recruits in the Imperial Academy! Compete against your fellow recruits in four-player deathmatch battles that take place throughout the Star Wars galaxy in a quest to become an elite stormtrooper. Master close-quarters blaster combat, long-range sniping and explosive armaments in fast-paced deathwatch battles against other recruits. Battlefield prowess will mean quick advancement to the top of the class. Imperial Academy recruits will become proficient in a wide array of weaponry, including he ARC caster, PLX-2M rocket launcher, E-11s sniper rifle and the FA-3 Flechette launcher.

It is powered by plus+, the premier social play network for players on the go. (Please note: Internet connectivity is required to play Star Wars Imperial Academy.)