THQ Inc. is a North American developer and publisher of video games. Founded in 1989 in the United States, the company develops products for video game consoles, handheld game systems, as well as for personal computers and wireless devices. Its name derives from "Toy Head-Quarters", its former name in the early the 1990s when the company was a toy manufacturer. THQ has offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
The company publishes internally created and externally licensed content in its product portfolio. THQ's internally created franchises include Saints Row, Frontlines: Fuel of War, Red Faction, MX vs. ATV, Company of Heroes and others. The company also holds exclusive, long-term licensing agreements with leading sports and entertainment content creators including WWE, Games Workshop (Warhammer 40,000), Nickelodeon and Disney-Pixar.