AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- THQ Inc.
(Nasdaq: THQI) today announced its critically acclaimed, next-generation
property Saints Row(TM) is scheduled to make its PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer
entertainment system debut this spring, featuring stunning next-generation
graphics, extensive customization options and unparalleled player choice.
Developed by renowned internal studio Volition, Inc., Saints Row brings the
hugely popular open-world genre to Sony's new console for the first time and
will mark the first open world online experience available through the
"Saints Row has established itself as one of the most successful original
properties in next generation gaming, and we're excited to bring the
groundbreaking experience to PLAYSTATION 3 system fans worldwide," said Kelly
Flock, executive vice president of worldwide publishing, THQ. "Bringing the
open-world genre to the PLAYSTATION 3 system for the first time will help grow
the Saints Row fan base and expand the open-world online community."
About Saints Row
In Saints Row, players begin the game as a member of the 3rd Street
Saints, battling rival gangs and corrupt officials while attempting to conquer
the city of Stilwater. Gamers personalize their experience through an
unparalleled level of character customization and the freedom to progress
through multiple storylines in any order they choose. Unique activities such
as Insurance Fraud and Snatch help a player earn respect, which in turn open
up missions that stretch through a vast, fully dynamic game world. Saints Row
will also bring open world gaming to the PLAYSTATION 3 system for the first
time, allowing gamers to battle rival gangsters in a variety of single and
multi-player modes. The game will support players online via the
More information about Saints Row can be found at
THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of
interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all
popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered
in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global
network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com and
www.thqwireless.com. THQ, THQ Wireless, Volition, Inc., Red Faction,
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registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
About Volition, Inc.
Located in Champaign, Illinois, Volition, Inc. is one of THQ's premier
internal game development studios responsible for high-end creations on next
generation systems and Windows PC. Its credits include best-selling console
and PC franchises, including Saints Row, The Punisher, Red Faction(R),
Summoner(R) and Freespace as well as the award-winning Descent as a part of
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