THQ announces approximate release dates for six titles

by: Dan -
More On: Red Faction: Armageddon
THQ has several titles they consider to be “core”, and they have announced a tentative release schedule for all six of these. The first of which will be due up in May 2011 will be Red Faction Armageddon. Looking over the list, it appears that there will not be a UFC game next year by Christmas, as we will have to wait until early 2012 to see it. Here is the complete list:

Title - Anticipated Release Date
Red Faction Armageddon - May 2011
MX vs. ATV Alive - Spring 2011
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Summer 2011
Saints Row - Fall 2011
WWE - Fall 2011
UFC - Winter 2012
THQ Announces May 2011 Release Date For Red Faction® ArmageddonTM; Bolsters Strong Fiscal 2012 Line-Up
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced an updated core games release schedule that reflects a consistent, steady launch of hit titles in fiscal 2012, now including Red Faction® ArmageddonTM in May 2011.

In addition to Red Faction Armageddon, THQ’s fiscal 2012 core games line-up is expected to include Warhammer® 40,000® Space Marine®, MX vs. ATV® Alive™ and the latest edition of Saints Row®, as well as the next installments of fighting games based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship® and World Wrestling Entertainment®, positioning THQ to grow net sales and generate significant earnings and cash flow in fiscal 2012.

THQ President and CEO Brian Farrell said, “THQ’s creative organization is delivering a strong pipeline of core game franchises scheduled for release over the next several years, positioning THQ for significant net sales, earnings and cash flow growth. We continue to execute on our plan to deliver great games, market them aggressively and release them in the most advantageous windows.”

Primarily as a result of the updated release schedule for Red Faction Armageddon, THQ now expects to report fiscal 2011 non-GAAP net sales in the range of $800 million to $825 million and a non-GAAP loss per share in the range of $0.10 to $0.20.
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