Saints Row: The Third is the evolution of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. If there was an alternate reality where Rockstar decided not to take a more serious tone with Grand Theft Auto IV, this is where I feel they might have ended up. It’s crude, violent, hilarious, and it has a pacing that most open world games can’t manage.
Today THQ not only announced that there will be a Homefront 2, but that original developer Kaos Studios isn’t in charge of making it. That honor goes to none other than Crytek- who will most likely use their award winning in-house Cry Engine to power the game.
“Homefront‘s unique setting and storyline captivated gamers the world over,” THQ’s Danny Bilson said. “With Crytek’s industry leading technology and legendary experience in the FPS genre, we’re supremely confident that the next Homefront will deliver that AAA-quality experience that players demand.”
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli believes that his studio can turn Homefront into a “truly blockbuster game.”
With THQ desperately wanting the next Call of Duty, and pouring a truly massive marketing budget into the original, they must want results desperately if they’re willing to give the title to a third-party developer. On the other hand, this is definitely a game worth keeping an eye on…
Not enough exploding buildings in your recent shooters? Red Faction Armageddon has got you covered! This trailer shows off some of the diverse weaponry you’ll be able to use to take down your foes, and the environments around them. And, of course, the hammer returns. Not much else to say about it other than explosions, collapsing buildings, fun, all created by you.
You’ll be able to pick up Red Faction Armageddon on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows starting May 31st.
Cross your fingers that the ostrich hammer will return.
There’s quite a bit of praise being thrown around for Homefront’s story. But the question of multiplayer is inevitable when it comes to shooters. After the jump we get a look at Homefront’s multiplayer! As usual, players take the combat grounds on foot, but it looks like they will be able to get behind the wheels of some vehicles.
Outside from a cluttered hub, it looks like, well, multiplayer! I don’t think you’ll see anything particularly fancy with this one, but who knows. We will find out March 15th when the title launches on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows!
THQ hasn’t always been known to produce some of the best games out there. For a long time, THQ’s main strategy has been to license popular movies and tv shows and turn them into video games, which hasn’t turned out that profitable. However, according to CEO Brian Ferrel, THQ may be looking to innovate in more ways than just a new logo.
Mr. Farrell recently commented during an investor’s conference call that the “see the movie, play the game” single-player experience that his company once focused on was no longer successful. He explained how he wanted the company to move in a new direction by instead focusing on the younger audience. In this, he referenced the uDraw tablet released last year. The uDraw tablet, according to the company’s quarterly financial results, shipped 1.2 million units between November launch and the end of the year. However, THQ still reported a quarterly loss for the 2010 holiday season.
The really cool Zelda style game Darksiders is getting a sequel and it will star a new character this time around. Danny Bilson, THQ executive vice president, revealed that the story of Darksiders 2 will be concurrent to Darksiders 1 during his keynote speech at the IGDA Leadership Forum. He said “There’s only one apocalypse — I couldn’t very well have four different apocalypses, one for each rider,” he then went on to say that they will be building upon the foundations of the original and introducing new game mechanics. The worst part of this news is that we probably won’t see the game for another 2 years.
Darksiders is essentially dark Zelda at it’s core, but that seems a bit dismissive. The game is very innovative in introducing combo heavy battles to the Zelda formula and an overall darker tone.
The console action adventure title Darksiders is making its way to PC this Summer in North America.
The console versions of the game was received fairly well and sold a fairly decent number of units, but I think THQ was expecting it to do a little better.
And who knows, maybe it will come with Red Faction Guerrilla as well since THQ has been giving out copies of that game like crazy recently.
Last month THQ announced that a new Red Faction title was on the way and now we know that THQ is hoping to get it out this March. THQ’s Danny Bilson split the beans on some details about the upcoming title.
The next Red Faction is going to be a hybrid of Guerrilla and the first two titles. 80% of the title will be taking place underground. Because of this, the title is going to be much more structured then the last one which was more of a open world title.
Mr. Bilson closed his lips after spilling those details. We will have to wait for more information.
THQ loves giving out free copies of Red Faction: Guerrilla apparently. The company, after giving away free copies to everyone who purchased Darksiders in the US, is now giving away free copies with day one purchases of the PC version of Metro 2033 in the UK.
When consumers purchase Metro 2033 on the PC format a copy of Red Faction Guerrilla will be included right in the box. As simple as that.
You can pick up Metro 2033 on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on March 19th, but this deal is only good for the PC version.
Have Darksiders? Don’t have a mystery code? No problem. You can still grab yourself a “free” copy of Red Faction Guerrilla from THQ.
U.S. Residence who purchased a new copy of Darksiders can send their receipt, their package barcode, and the money for shipping and handling to THQ via mail in form to get themselves a free copy of Red Faction: Guerrilla.
You can find the form of and other details here. The deal ends March 7th.