THQ Inc. today announced MotoGP ’06 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft is scheduled to release in May 2006. Presenting an unprecedented level of realism and sense of speed, this latest addition to the critically acclaimed MotoGP franchise also incorporates the very latest 2006 race season information to create the most up-to-date and intensely realistic racing game on the Xbox 360.

“It’s exciting for us to present Xbox 360 owners with the most exhilarating racing experience available and one that genuinely raises the bar of photorealistic gaming,” said Pete Murphy, Global Brand Manager, THQ Inc. “The developer, Climax, has combined an unprecedented level of detail, sense of speed, and the very latest MotoGP season content to create a game that will appeal to MotoGP fans as well as those gamers craving the most thrilling racing experience on Xbox 360.”

The powerful technology within the Xbox 360 has enabled us to create visual effects that surpass anything that we’ve seen in the racing genre to-date,” stated Jason Avent, Game Director, Climax. “The latest addition to our MotoGP franchise has seen a unique implementation of depth of field within the graphics engine that allows us to simulate different focal lengths. We’re extremely proud of the fact that ultimately, the screenshots will speak for themselves!

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Licensed from Dorna Sports, MotoGP ’06 is the latest in THQ’s highly successful MotoGP franchise which has shipped in excess of 1.5 million units world-wide, including such critically-acclaimed titles as MotoGP URT 3.

In addition, THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc., announced a series of MotoGP wireless products scheduled to launch throughout 2006. MotoGP 3 sets the graphical bench-mark for racing games on mobile phones and accompanying this is MotoGP Manager, a comprehensive racing management title. The full range of MotoGP wireless products are top sellers for THQ and will be made available with major operators globally, together with a suite of officially licensed MotoGP mobile personalisation images.

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