E3 06: THQ queues up E3 games

Wii, 360 Cars take pole position for publisher; Saints Row playable for first time on Xbox 360, WWE vs. Raw 2007 also on display. Video chat with CEO Brian Farrell inside.

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Throughout the transition between current- and next-gen consoles, THQ CEO Brian Farrell has emphasized the importance of digging into the next generation and getting a firm foothold. If the company's E3 lineup is any indication, it's poised to do just that.

The Agoura Hills, California-based publisher today revealed that nine next-generation titles on all of the "Big Three" next-gen platforms will be on display in some form in THQ's booth, located in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Leading the pack are the previously unannounced and heavily rumored Xbox 360 and Wii versions of Cars, based on the Pixar Studios movie of the same name. The game, which is also being released for the PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, PlayStation Portable, DS, Game Boy Advance, and PC, will be released in June on current-generation consoles and in the fall for next-gen consoles.

Saints Row, the thugged-out Xbox 360 banger from Volition, will be playable for the first time at the convention. Also making a debut is WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007; however, it is unclear whether the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will be shown. Other next-gen games prepped for the expo include MotoGP '06, GTR, Frontlines: Fuel of War, and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Creature From the Krusty Krab.

A full list of THQ's E3 games with current release dates is below:

Saints Row - Xbox 360 (fall 2006)
Frontlines: Fuel of War - Xbox 360, PS3, PC (2007)
The Sopranos - Xbox 360, PS2 (fall 2006)
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 - PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, PSP (fall 2006)
MotoGP '06 - Xbox 360 (spring 2006)
GTR - Xbox 360 (spring 2007)
Cars - Xbox 360, Wii (fall 2006), PS2, Xbox, GameCube, GBA, PSP, PC, DS, Mac (June 2006)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature From the Krusty Krab - Wii, PS2, GameCube, GBA, PC, DS (fall 2006)
Avatar: The Last Airbender - Wii, PS2, GameCube, Xbox, GBA, DS, PSP, PC (fall 2006)
Supreme Commander - PC (early 2007)
Company of Heroes - PC (fall 2006)
Titan Quest - PC (summer 2006)
Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War - Dark Crusade - PC (fall 2006)
Destroy All Humans! 2 - Xbox, PS2 (fall 2006)
Monster House - PS2, GameCube, GBA, DS (July 2006)
Bratz: Forever Diamondz - PS2, GameCube, PC, DS, GBA (fall 2006)
Barnyard - PS2, GameCube, GBA, PC (July 2006)
Juiced: Eliminator - PSP (June 2006)
Alex Rider: Stormbreaker - DS, GBA (summer 2006)

Discussion

50 comments
KingoftheSobs
KingoftheSobs

co-op sounds cool PS3 ALL THE WAY BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

g3k0xp
g3k0xp

I hate THQ. They give Nintendo platforms crap. They're the ones that started the rumors of Nintendo only being for little kids, probably. They sure as hell support the idea.

blink-jfg
blink-jfg

GTR Sounds Brilliant I Havn't Even Seen It Yet And I Think I'll Probably Get It

blink-jfg
blink-jfg

MotoGP Looks Brill But I'm Not Sure If I'll Get It

25545
25545

All Right!!!! Warhammer

artood2
artood2

Wheres S.T.A.L.K.E.R?????????

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

They should release it only for PS3 if they want to sell BIG, not at that X360, just CRAP.

s0l0123
s0l0123

I can't wait to see what footage they show of these games: Supreme Commander, Company of Heroes, Titan Quest, Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War - Dark Crusade & Destroy All Humans! 2.

eiru
eiru

Damn nuthin much for PS3

edhc44
edhc44

Oh yeah, I was getting excited that most companies are dropping the "kiddie label" for Nintendo next-gen console, although THQ didn't quite get it...

edhc44
edhc44

Well, THQ seems to be all about the 360... I'm surprised that even the PS3 got less games than the Wii (I starting to get used to the name...), although I can't quite consider SpongeBob something that can make up a good game...

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

That looks like a decent line up. Im surprised they are not bringing Destroy all human to next gen consoles

ghostadv
ghostadv

too bad no one really cares about Cars (inculding me)

Black_Ops
Black_Ops

Shoot. No new Punisher game, eh? :/

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Very very nice lineup. Looking forward to a lot of titles here.

Benny_is_here
Benny_is_here

A new Bratz game? Yay! I'm kidding, I'm kidding...

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Saints Row is going to be bad ass. Wish Destroy all Humans 2 was going Next Gen but prolly gonna be based on the same game engine.

WWEandNWOfan
WWEandNWOfan

I can't wait to hear what they have to say about WWE SvR2007 and Destroy All Humans! 2

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

Titan Quest and WH40k:DOW DC are the best ones IMO.

vcvlts
vcvlts

Where's the delayed S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl?

korn18m
korn18m

Holesinswiss wrote: Destroy All Humans! 2 just begs to be on the nextgen platforms. I hope they'll follow up with 360/PS3/Wii versions. _____________________________________________________________ That would be awesome on Revolution. The whole telekinetic, pick stuff up with your mind, move it around in the air control on the Rev remote would be cool if they can get the rest of the controls right.

bored88
bored88

Only one game for the Wiiiiiiii???

scotty15
scotty15

cool.. im most interested in smackdown vs raw 2007 and destroy all humans2...

wedhed2000
wedhed2000

WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw 2007 looks incredible

Blazer88
Blazer88

Well Supreme Commander looks like it will be hot,..I'm gonna have to check up on the others though

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

Supreme Commander is probably the only game in their line-up I'm interested in.

nichtnicht
nichtnicht

just spongebob and cars for Wii? And they want a "foothold" over the system? COme on you can do better than that.

Holesinswiss
Holesinswiss

Destroy All Humans! 2 just begs to be on the nextgen platforms. I hope they'll follow up with 360/PS3/Wii versions.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

wow saint's row is taking forever!!! Hopefully the game delivers. Went from a rumoured launch title to launch window to summer 2006 to fall 2006. Nevertheless a nice lineup.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Thats a good line up but less PS3 games then I thought there would be.

daveg1
daveg1

i cant wait for e3!!

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

yah titan quest looks pretty sick also

goat2001
goat2001

I am glad to see 3rd party support for the 360 and Wii.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

I am certainly looking forward to seeing more of Titan Quest.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

supreme commander and saints row look amazing