THQ Delays It's Next South Park, Metro & Company of Heroes Titles

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Hadrian, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    The much suffering publisher THQ, today announced that it'll be delaying it's next set of "big" titles.

    South Park: The Stick of Truth was to be released in March 2013, will now be released "end of fiscal year 2014"...South Parks fans may not need to worry, in none business speak that means April, June, July 2013.

    Both Company of Heroes 2 and Metro: Last Light (the Wii U version of that was cancelled earlier this year) are now due to be released in March...though to be honest I expect one of those to get a delay what with THQ not doing so well and would want to maximise sales.

    The reason for these delays are said to be so that they can increase the quality of the titles according to this long drawn out quote:

    THQ seem to be hanging by a thread, Darksiders II didn't do as well as they hoped and they're so desperate for a new Saints Row game that they're turning SR3 DLC into a full title! Can Company of Heroes 2...a game only for the PC and a sequel to a 2006 title that hardly anyone talks about nowadays be enough? What about Metro: Last Light...anyone even remotely looking forward to that and will buy that when there are other big named games around? Who can say, however the South Park game seems to be the game people are talking about and even then I don't really see that doing massive numbers.

    March includes some very highly anticipated titles like the Tomb Raider reboot, Gears of War: Judgement, God of War: Ascension, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Sim City and possibly Pikmin 3 as well as that some gamers may be catching up on the previous months games like Sly Cooper, Dead Space 3, Metal Gear Rising, Aliens & Bioshock Infinite. Granted some of Marchs games are only on one platform, (but then so is Company of Heroes 2) they're still big enough for THQ games to be ignored.

    2013 could potentially be their last year in business before they sell their franchises off. Quite a shame really, they used to be absolutely horrible but in the last ten years they've churned out some fantastic titles and have now gone against releasing shovelware (unlike big names like Ubisoft, EA & Activision who are still happy to release dire sloppy licensed titles).
  2. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Only thing I'm really interested in is Stick of Truth, it's actually shaping up to be quite a good looking game. It has the creators involved, a solid dev, and a lot of care put into it. Actually one of my top games of 2013.

    It's a shame it'll be a bit later but I can wait.
  3. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    Yeah, THQ is dying. I'll be surprised if they're still here in 2014.
  4. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    Better delayed then dead, I guess. I'll give THQ credit for delaying the South Park game rather than rushing development to make a quick buck on the brand recognition.

    In retrospect, pushing a game based around the Grim Reaper probably wasn't the best of omens for the struggling publisher.
  5. wrettcaughn

    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

    Mar 14, 2009
    United States
    Sad that Darksiders 2 didn't do better. It's a great game. As is UFC 3. The best fighting sim on the market. Can't say too much regarding any other titles though... Getting ready to play Metro 2033 in the next couple weeks though.
  6. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge
    Dawn of War. 'Nuff said. One of those games that actually had an interesting gameplay regardless of it's flaws (quite hard to conquer new territories after a few hundred rounds).

    During the last few years, it seems that more and more gaming companies are having problems with actually making profit. Even though Angry Birds is a great way to pass time while waiting for the bus, I hate to think gaming is changing into similar games. Sometimes huge 100+ hours games just make it worth the wait.
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