Unannounced THQ games emerge in bankruptcy filing

Publisher's Chapter 11 document outs Relic's "Atlas," Turtle Rock's "Evolve," "1666" from THQ Montreal, and Vigil Games' "Crawler"; sales projections also revealed.


THQ's recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing has revealed a number of unannounced games from the publisher's wholly-owned development teams Relic Entertainment, Turtle Rock Studios, THQ Montreal, and Vigil Games.

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According to the document (via Polygon), Relic Entertainment is working on a 2014-dated project under the working title "Atlas." The studio is also working on next year's Company of Heroes 2.

Turtle Rock Studios, whose previous credits include Left 4 Dead and Counter-Strike Source, is working on a co-op multiplayer game called "Evolve." This is not entirely a surprise, as THQ filed a trademark application for Evolve this year.

Additionally, the bankruptcy document reveals THQ Montreal, under the direction of former Assassin's Creed developer Patrice Désilets, is making a game called "1666." THQ trademarked this in March.

Lastly, Darksiders developer Vigil Games is making a game called "Crawler," according to the documents. This is the first mention of its existence anywhere.

In addition to revealing new games from THQ's studios, the Chapter 11 document also provides a glimpse into how successful THQ is expecting these games to be. Lifetime sales projections in millions of units for each of the above titles, and others, are listed below.

Saints Row 4 - 5 million
Company of Heroes 2 - 2 million
Homefront 2 - 4 million
Darksiders II - 2.4 million
WWE '13 - 1.9 million
Metro: Last Light - 1.9 million
South Park: The Stick of Truth - 3.1 million
Evolve - 4 million
1666 - 4 million
Atlas - No specific unit sales figure was provided, though THQ said it expects Atlas to generate $31.6 million in net sales.

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