THQ Unveils Fiscal 2009 Line-Up: Saints Row 2, Red Faction: Guerrilla, de Blob and More

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THQ has announced its current lineup for fiscal 2009, and over the next 12 months, between now and March 31, 2009, there are plenty of intriguing titles to look forward to, both original and new entries in established franchises. Franchise titles like Saints Row 2, Red Faction: Guerrilla and WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 headline the lineup, with fresh new game IPs like de Blob, Deadly Creatures, Darksiders: Wrath of War, Battle of the Bands and Big Beach Sports showing that the publisher has a broad range of projects in the pipeline. Although THQ failed to mention them in its press release today, other games like Destroy All Humans!: Path of the Furon, Construction Combat: Lock’s Quest, Baja and All Star Cheer Squad are also due out by year’s end. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II has also been officially announced today, but with its launch set for sometime in spring 2009, it’ll probably just miss joining the fiscal 2009 roster.

“THQ has a strong track record of delivering top-selling franchises and we are excited to unveil a compelling slate of new titles for our fiscal 2009 product line-up,” said Bob Aniello, senior vice president of marketing, THQ. “Video games are becoming the center of social networks and our new line-up fully capitalizes on this with innovations such as customization, user-generated content, and online community. From Saints Row 2 to de Blob, we’ve got all gamers covered.”

“THQ has a substantial development pipeline and product portfolio positioned to capitalize on the exciting industry growth over the next several years,” said Brian Farrell, president and CEO, THQ. “Our fiscal 2009 line-up demonstrates the depth and breadth of THQ’s product offering, from established franchises for avid gamers such as Saints Row and Red Faction, to broadly appealing fun casual games like de Blob and Battle of the Bands.”

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