THQ planning Red Faction 4, Darksiders 2

Publisher tentatively lists follow-ups to upcoming games to arrive alongside Warhammer 40K MMO game during its fiscal 2012; mystery racer also in the works.

Two of THQ's biggest releases for 2009 are the shooter Red Faction: Guerilla and the sci-fi action-adventure Darksiders: Wrath of War. As part of the publisher's stable of wholly owned original intellectual properties, neither game can be assured of success just yet. However, THQ obviously has expectations for the pair, as the publisher has tentatively penciled in sequels to both titles for its future product lineup.

Apparently there will be something left to blow up even after Red Faction 3 is over.

THQ slipped mention of the games into a single slide from a February investor's presentation, including them among the titles set to launch during its fiscal 2012 (which runs April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012). The games aren't set in stone just yet, as the slide specified that the release lineup was subject to change.

Also slated for fiscal 2012 is THQ's much anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe, a possibly final Pixar-based game for the publisher, and a "new animated kids" game in the slot where previous years featured Nickelodeon properties like SpongeBob Squarepants. In 2004, THQ signed a licensing agreement with Nickelodeon that ran through 2010, raising a question as to whether the publisher expects to have the cartoon channel's properties at its disposal in fiscal 2012.

Not quite as far into the future, THQ penciled in its fiscal 2011 (12 months ending March 31, 2011) for Volition's "new direction" in its open-world crime series, Saints Row 3. 2011 also plays host to an unspecified action game from Relic (maker of Company of Heroes and the Warhammer 40,0000: Dawn of War games) and an unannounced racing game.

The schedule doesn't specify a developer for the racing game, though elsewhere in the presentation a slide reveals that Juice Games (maker of Juiced) is working on a "new racing concept" for the publisher. Meanwhile, the expanding Kaos Studios (Frontlines: Fuel of War) is at work on a "new shooter," while de Blob developer Blue Tongue is taking over on a new Marvel series, presumably the previously announced Marvel Super Hero Squad license.

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Discussion

54 comments
akmex
akmex

darksiders 2 awesum

brow3458
brow3458

Darksiders was good but Darksiders 2 is gonna be even better

Qirexian
Qirexian

Bring on the brother horsemen... :D

1penance1
1penance1

@MegaGamer47 It already is free roam but free roam like ac2 would be awesome. Anyways, how is darksiders sci-fi?

MegaGamer47
MegaGamer47

I Hope Darksiders 2 has a free roaming system. Something like Gta or Assassins Creed.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

Hmmm I'm a huge red faction fan... I hated the second game soo I hope they rebound completely and bring the third game back up to the first ones quality of game play.

styymy
styymy

Ok so they'd rather make a 4th RF than a Homeworld 3?

naval
naval

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Pelm
Pelm

ok ok this is so far fetched and not too mention very stupid and totally unlikely at this point, because darksiders and red faction 3 aren't even out yet.

Fady117
Fady117

Possibly DarkSiders 2 will be even better than its prequel, obviously they'll have to add new weapons and moves for the player. Seems hard, but i'll keep my hopes high.

elfofnordale
elfofnordale

anyone cream their pants at the mention of the Warhammer 40k mmo?

GatsuBlackSword
GatsuBlackSword

I played Red Faction: Guerilla at PAX'08 it was really Impressive, the multiplayer was really fun. Now that Darksiders game was really weak, might be better now but felt like Legacy of Kain in a way, THQ need to get their act together.

rikhan_z
rikhan_z

Red Fraction 4? hmmm well hopefully it will be all down on paper... that's all they need to start the game up.

robert430
robert430

What about DOW II additions???!!!! COH II???!!!!

joelgargan
joelgargan

@plightstar Damn, I would love a Homeworld 3 aswell... Mainly because the original is set to the awesome song "Homeworld: The Ladder" by Yes, From The Ladder. Damn good game, even better song.

Uzriz
Uzriz

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Uzriz
Uzriz

Argh ! I can't tell if this is a joke or not !! =( -U-

Makhdoom82
Makhdoom82

Red faction 2 was not so impressing follow up but i have my hopes high for this one.

plightstar
plightstar

I kinda hope Relic would make a Homeworld 3, that may be impossible but a great idea.

XxFulgrimxX
XxFulgrimxX

BS! Relic should stay with RTSs. It's what they are good at....

PawnedMAst4er
PawnedMAst4er

GS is really making me blur weather which news is real!!

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Nevermind. I found the engine they are using for Darksiders2. Its called Essence Engine 2.0.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I agree DarkMaster7991, I also have a gaming magazine(Play Magazine) which has a big article on Darksiders. That game looks sick! Can't wait for that one.Do you know what graphics engine they are using for the game?

DarkMaster7991
DarkMaster7991

Oh and Screw u GS! I can;t see what's real and whats not anymore. Just give some real news. It was funny at first but this is just Maddness! (GS: THIS IS GAMESPOT! (kicks DM from site.....)

DarkMaster7991
DarkMaster7991

Just come out already...damn Darksiders. I have been waiting for that game since that GameInformaer that came out. Atleast it' coming out. I just hope it's as good as it looked....

lil_luz_10
lil_luz_10

i like how we are talking about Red Faction 4 when the third installment "Guerilla" still hasn't even been released.

zintarr
zintarr

This goof took all the brain power of GS and 10 temps to come up with...really.

ivory_soul
ivory_soul

OK GS it's getting old. I keep coming here finding over a dozen fake stories...stop please.

pwner372
pwner372

this is a hard one to decipher, WHY GS, WHY?

Phazon_Killer
Phazon_Killer

lol i dont believe anything ima read today haha

Zaatin
Zaatin

I dont think its a joke but if it turns out to be one its not a very funny one cause now I have my hopes up :S.

BelmontMaster
BelmontMaster

Seriously, this is real. Just because its April 1st doesn't mean real news doesn't come out. Come on now guys.

quirble
quirble

This isn't a joke, it's a news article. Are you people illiterate or just lazy?

Subacetylene
Subacetylene

"probably" is the right word... who in their right mind would release or announce something on April 1st if it isn't a joke? THQ should have made this announcement either yesterday or tomorrow... I halfway thought it was a joke because there hasn't been enough coverage of Darksiders 1 for them to go on saying that there is already a sequel. Currently Darksiders 1 is set for Aug 25th and I'm really looking forward to it... Joe Madureira is an amazing artist, I'm very excited for its release!

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

ughhhhh i have to wait that long for the 40k MMO?????

Phoenix534
Phoenix534

People, this probably isn't an April Fool's joke. Reread it and it makes sense. The Umbrella Corp. article was a joke. The Fable II Pokect Pet thing was a joke. This, this is a NEWS ARTICLE!!!

virgil_must_die
virgil_must_die

i wont in any way,shape or form be sad to see the back of april fools day these "joke" stories are begining to suck!

NuKkU
NuKkU

this wasnt very funny.....

quirble
quirble

How is this an april fool's article? They simply announced they plan to make a future Red Faction title. That's not far-fetched by any means.

Miicrox
Miicrox

Okay, these aren't funny anymore

ciaxhieu
ciaxhieu

this is an April fools day article people

bigd575
bigd575

Red Faction 4, well I'm just looking forward to RF3 as of right now.