Announcing on an investor call, THQ’s Brian Farrell has confirmed what we pretty much already knew: some of THQ’s more lucrative of properties are getting sequels. Games mentioned include Darksiders, Saints Row, Red Faction and the Wii’s de Blob.
A Darksiders sequel is hardly a revelation; especially since the new IP has already shifted 1.2 million units since launch – quite impressive for a new property.
THQ are looking in pretty good shape at the moment; their UFC Undisputed game has managed to sell 3.5 million copies, and though posting slightly lower than last year’s Q3 net-profit results, CEO Farrell was quite upbeat about the company’s progress, confirming that performance was “in-line” with guidance.
Farrell has also spoken about Red Faction’s next outing and how it will have “robust online multiplayer.”
“We plan to launch a high-quality sequel to Red Faction in fiscal 2011. Building on their innovative destruction engine, our team at Volition is delivering a quality sequel in the Red Faction universe that will include robust online gameplay. We look forward to showing you why we are excited about these games at E3 this June.”