THQ announces E3 lineup

Publisher will show off next-generation Xbox games and new PC games from Pandemic, Relic, and Iron Lore.

Heading up THQ's E3 offerings next week will be a bevy of PC games and next-generation titles. THQ has revealed that it will be showing off a number of games spanning multiple consoles, next-generation included, at next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Relic Studios, which THQ purchased last April, is well represented in this lineup. It's new World War II-based real-time strategy game, Company of Heroes, was revealed last month and should draw lots of attention. In addition, THQ will be showing off Winter Assault, the expansion pack for Relic's Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War. The expansion will add a fifth race to the mix: the Imperial Guard.

Also coming to THQ's E3 PCs will be Titan Quest, a new action role-playing game from Age of Empires cocreator Brian Sullivan. The game is based in the mythology-laced days of ancient Greece and Egypt and is scheduled for release in 2006.

Pandemic Studios' Destroy All Humans! will also be making an appearance at its publisher's booth. The new offering from the makers of Mercenaries will put players in the space boots of rampaging aliens bent on world domination. The third-person action game will be beaming onto the PlayStation 2 and Xbox on June 21.

After being scooped up from the charred remnants of Acclaim, Juiced is nearing completion and should be shown in a playable form at THQ's booth next week. Juiced offers players pimped-out cars and pink-slip races on the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC. Juiced should hit store shelves on June 13.

THQ has not yet revealed information on its next-generation game offerings. It is expected that the company will display games targeted for Microsoft's next-generation Xbox at E3, and it is entirely possible that some of the titles it has announced will be destined for release on the console.

Last month, THQ announced that two of its studios, Relic and Volition, are already working on games for the next-generation Xbox.

A full list of the games and their platforms is below:

Company of Heroes (PC, 2006)
Titan Quest (PC, 2006)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Winter Assault (PC, Fall 2005)
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl (PC, 2006)
MotoGP 3 (Xbox, PC, Summer 2005)
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers (Xbox, PlayStation 2, PC, 2006)
Juiced (Xbox, PlayStation 2, PC, June 13, 2005)
Destroy All Humans! (Xbox, PlayStation 2, PC, June 21, 2005)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, Pants! (Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, PC, Nintendo DS, PSP, Fall 2005)
Tak: The Great Juju Challenge (Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Fall 2005)
The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer (Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, PC, Fall 2005)
Scooby-Doo! Unmasked (unknown)
Bratz: Rock Angelz (unknown)

THQ will also be showing the following wireless games:

MX vs. ATV
NFL Football 2006
Star Wars
Full Spectrum Warrior
Evil Dead
Destroy All Humans!
MotoGP
Juiced
Warhammer 40,000
WWE

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