THQ Rescues Fifty Cent from the scrap heap

by: Dan -
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand was one of those titles that was dropped by Activision-Blizzard earlier this year, but the game is orphaned no more. THQ announced today that they have picked up publishing rights to the game for the Xbox 360 and PS3. It is now slated for release in early 2009 and will still feature the run-gun and brawler style play, as well as 18 new tracks from 50 Cent.
THQ Announces Acquisition of 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
World's Top Hip Hop Artist 50 Cent Unleashes Non-Stop Action in Videogame for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 Featuring Intense Combat, Online Co-Op and Exclusive New Music Tracks
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the acquisition of the publishing rights for 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system. The highly anticipated sequel to the multi-million unit selling title 50 Cent: Bulletproof, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand will put gamers in the role of world famous hip hop artist 50 Cent as he, and members of G-Unit, battle their way across two war-torn countries on a mission to collect payment from a crime cartel boss. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is currently scheduled for worldwide release in early 2009, featuring run and gun shooter game play, brawler style combat, online co-op and eighteen exclusive new 50 Cent tracks.

"50 Cent is a cultural icon and one of the biggest names in hip hop. THQ is thrilled to be working with him on this exciting new title," said Brad Carraway, vice president, global brand management, THQ. "Combining intense single player combat, drop-in and drop-out online co-op and never-before-released music tracks makes this the ultimate package for gamers and hip hop fans alike."

"Blood on the Sand has non-stop action and exclusive music tracks from me and the G-Unit that you won't find anywhere else," said 50 Cent. "Plus our fans will be able to play together with online co-op, and maybe even join me or one of the G-Unit online."

About 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand

50 Cent: Blood on the Sand for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 puts gamers in the role of 50 Cent and features intense 3rd person action shooter gameplay, online drop-in and drop-out co-op multiplayer, brawler combat with interactive counter-kills, along with vehicle and helicopter combat. Developed by Swordfish Studios using the Unreal 3 game engine technology, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand will also include eighteen exclusive new 50 Cent tracks, as well as previously released songs and music videos. The game will feature the voices and likenesses of 50 Cent and G-Unit's Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and DJ Whoo Kid. For more information, please visit www.thq.com/50cent.
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