Publisher tentatively lists follow-ups to upcoming games to arrive alongside Warhammer 40K MMO game during its fiscal 2012; mystery racer also in the works.
Two of THQ's biggest releases for 2009 are the shooter Red Faction: Guerilla and the sci-fi action-adventure Darksiders: Wrath of War. As part of the publisher's stable of wholly owned original intellectual properties, neither game can be assured of success just yet. However, THQ obviously has expectations for the pair, as the publisher has tentatively penciled in sequels to both titles for its future product lineup.
THQ slipped mention of the games into a single slide from a February investor's presentation, including them among the titles set to launch during its fiscal 2012 (which runs April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012). The games aren't set in stone just yet, as the slide specified that the release lineup was subject to change.
Also slated for fiscal 2012 is THQ's much anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe, a possibly final Pixar-based game for the publisher, and a "new animated kids" game in the slot where previous years featured Nickelodeon properties like SpongeBob Squarepants. In 2004, THQ signed a licensing agreement with Nickelodeon that ran through 2010, raising a question as to whether the publisher expects to have the cartoon channel's properties at its disposal in fiscal 2012.
Not quite as far into the future, THQ penciled in its fiscal 2011 (12 months ending March 31, 2011) for Volition's "new direction" in its open-world crime series, Saints Row 3. 2011 also plays host to an unspecified action game from Relic (maker of Company of Heroes and the Warhammer 40,0000: Dawn of War games) and an unannounced racing game.
The schedule doesn't specify a developer for the racing game, though elsewhere in the presentation a slide reveals that Juice Games (maker of Juiced) is working on a "new racing concept" for the publisher. Meanwhile, the expanding Kaos Studios (Frontlines: Fuel of War) is at work on a "new shooter," while de Blob developer Blue Tongue is taking over on a new Marvel series, presumably the previously announced Marvel Super Hero Squad license.
@MegaGamer47 It already is free roam but free roam like ac2 would be awesome. Anyways, how is darksiders sci-fi?
Hmmm I'm a huge red faction fan... I hated the second game soo I hope they rebound completely and bring the third game back up to the first ones quality of game play.
ok ok this is so far fetched and not too mention very stupid and totally unlikely at this point, because darksiders and red faction 3 aren't even out yet.
Possibly DarkSiders 2 will be even better than its prequel, obviously they'll have to add new weapons and moves for the player. Seems hard, but i'll keep my hopes high.
I played Red Faction: Guerilla at PAX'08 it was really Impressive, the multiplayer was really fun. Now that Darksiders game was really weak, might be better now but felt like Legacy of Kain in a way, THQ need to get their act together.
Red Fraction 4? hmmm well hopefully it will be all down on paper... that's all they need to start the game up.
@plightstar Damn, I would love a Homeworld 3 aswell... Mainly because the original is set to the awesome song "Homeworld: The Ladder" by Yes, From The Ladder. Damn good game, even better song.
I agree DarkMaster7991, I also have a gaming magazine(Play Magazine) which has a big article on Darksiders. That game looks sick! Can't wait for that one.Do you know what graphics engine they are using for the game?
Oh and Screw u GS! I can;t see what's real and whats not anymore. Just give some real news. It was funny at first but this is just Maddness! (GS: THIS IS GAMESPOT! (kicks DM from site.....)
Just come out already...damn Darksiders. I have been waiting for that game since that GameInformaer that came out. Atleast it' coming out. I just hope it's as good as it looked....
i like how we are talking about Red Faction 4 when the third installment "Guerilla" still hasn't even been released.
I dont think its a joke but if it turns out to be one its not a very funny one cause now I have my hopes up :S.
Seriously, this is real. Just because its April 1st doesn't mean real news doesn't come out. Come on now guys.
"probably" is the right word... who in their right mind would release or announce something on April 1st if it isn't a joke? THQ should have made this announcement either yesterday or tomorrow... I halfway thought it was a joke because there hasn't been enough coverage of Darksiders 1 for them to go on saying that there is already a sequel. Currently Darksiders 1 is set for Aug 25th and I'm really looking forward to it... Joe Madureira is an amazing artist, I'm very excited for its release!
People, this probably isn't an April Fool's joke. Reread it and it makes sense. The Umbrella Corp. article was a joke. The Fable II Pokect Pet thing was a joke. This, this is a NEWS ARTICLE!!!
i wont in any way,shape or form be sad to see the back of april fools day these "joke" stories are begining to suck!
How is this an april fool's article? They simply announced they plan to make a future Red Faction title. That's not far-fetched by any means.
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