THQ and Rainbow release game details
THQ President Brian Farrell announced an assortment of details in the company's recent earnings conference. First on the list of games was the upcoming WWF game for the Playstation 2, which will be released by the end of March 2003; a Rugrats game will be available for the PS2 around this time as well. Also commented upon was the standing of recently acquired developer, Rainbow Studios. Currently working on Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2, Rainbow will also be releasing sequels to ATV: Offroad Fury and Splashdown. SCEA and Infogrames will be publishing the sequels respectively, however, representatives for both companies could not be reached. Farrell did state that both titles will be completed sometime in September.
THQ's other recent development acquisition, Outrage, has named its upcoming game, Alter Echo, and will most likely display the game at E3 this May. The game will be released in 2003, which adds to the number of titles being shipped in the upcoming year.
4/16/2002 Matt Stensrud