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Thursday 06 December, 2001

Warthog PLC

Re Contract

Warthog PLC
6 December 2001

For Immediate Release

6th December 2001


                                PRESS RELEASE

                                 WARTHOG PLC

                          ('Warthog' or 'the Group')

              WARTHOG WINS CONTRACT TO DEVELOP CAPCOM'S CLASSIC

                    STREET FIGHTER FOR WIRELESS PLATFORMS

Warthog plc, has today announced that it has been contracted to create
versions of the Capcom classic video game franchise Street Fighter for both
WAP and SMS enabled mobile phone platforms across Europe. The games will be
published by THQ Wireless, a division of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ NMS: THQI) beginning
early 2002.

Street Fighter is renowned for setting an early benchmark for the fighting
game genre. The game has sold over 24 million units for home platforms and
generated over $1 billion since its' launch 14 years ago. The Street Fighter
franchise has extended beyond the reach of conventional games to become a
cultural phenomenon spawning movies, comics and toys, and the move to wireless
platforms will continue this legacy.

The games will feature all the regular Street Fighter characters with
recognisable graphics in the WAP version. Players will be able to play against
other wireless combatants or against the phone.


Commenting, Tim Coupe, Warthog's VP of Mobile & Hand Held Devices said:


'Street Fighter is more than a game. The franchise has a history of pushing
technology to improve gameplay and this will carry on with its transfer to
mobile phones.'


Adam Comiskey, European Director, THQ Wireless, added:


'Warthog has some of the most experienced wireless platform personnel and
wireless development capabilities. This, combined with their proven ability to
transfer intellectual properties across a range of platforms made them a
natural choice for the high-profile Street Fighter franchise.'




ENDS


Enquiries:
Andrew Gething                                              0161 608 1205

Corporate Development - Warthog plc

David Simonson/ Clare Maciocia                              020 7606 1244

Merlin Financial Communications



About Warthog:

Warthog plc is one of Europe's leading independent software games developers.
The Company, based in Manchester, UK was established in 1997 and has been
profitable since creation. Warthog prides itself on its highly experienced 170
strong development team, whose combined experience covers more than 100 games
titles across all major platforms and most games genres.

At present, the Company is working with numerous high profile licensees to
develop video game versions of such entities as Tiny Toon Adventures,
Animaniacs and X-Men as well as its own game creation Bounty Hunter, for
Microsoft's X-Box. Further to developing games across all platforms, Warthog
retains strong relationships with major international publishers across the
industry, including Microsoft, THQ, Electronic Arts, Activision, Crave, Sci
and Infogrames. Warthog has successfully entered the Mobile gaming market with
its first mobile game being published in 2001.

Warthog plc successfully floated on the Alternative Investment Market on the
1st February 2001.

About THQ:

THQ Inc. develops and publishes interactive entertainment software worldwide
for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM, wireless devices and
those manufactured by Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. The THQ Website is located
at www.thq.com.


                                               

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