THQ to punish PS2 and Xbox

THQ announces that its Volition studio is working on The Punisher for release on the PS2 and Xbox next year.

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THQ has today announced that its Volition studio is working on The Punisher for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The game, which is based on Marvel's popular vigilante character of the same name, is currently scheduled for release in fall 2004.

"The Punisher is one of Marvel's grittiest heroes, delivering a unique brand of vigilante justice that is a perfect fit for the video game universe," said Germaine Gioia, vice president of licensing at THQ. "We look forward to working with Marvel in bringing a perfect blend of classic comic book and filmed franchise versions of The Punisher to console gamers across the globe."

"The Marvel Universe and all of its characters continue to provide engaging content in the interactive arena, and THQ is doing a great job translating this popular vigilante to the major consoles," added Tim Rothwell, president of Marvel's worldwide consumer products group. "This is a game that will satisfy longtime Punisher fans of the Marvel Comics series as well as any new fans turned on to the character after his feature film adaptation this April."

We'll bring you more information on The Punisher as soon as it becomes available.

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