CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., May 4: THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) today announced Full Spectrum WarriorTM: Ten Hammers for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. The game builds upon the ground-breaking, genre-blending game play of the original, integrating an all new robust multiplayer system, player-controlled coalition forces, mechanized units and enhanced character abilities and advanced enemy A.I. Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers is scheduled to release this winter.
"The critical acclaim, commercial success and fan base for the Full Spectrum Warrior brand continues to grow, with the game reaching Platinum status on Xbox and the recent launch of the PlayStation 2 game," said Peter Dille, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, THQ. "Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers is expected to have a simultaneous launch across all platforms, taking the brand to the next level with enhanced gameplay and intense online features."
"We're proud of the technological and design innovation that has fueled the success of the Full Spectrum WarriorTM brand," added Pandemic Studios CEO Andrew Goldman. "Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten HammersTM will build on that innovation with features such as interior environments, sniper units, player-controlled mechanized vehicles, and a robust multiplayer experience, all while maintaining the authenticity of infantry squad command."
As squad leader, players coordinate the actions of multiple infantry fire teams, leading them through a variety of hostile environments. An intuitive control scheme allows direction of squads in real-time as players outthink, outmaneuver and outgun enemies through more than 12 levels of intense warfare. Players will utilize authentic battlefield tactics as they confront the enemy with a deadly arsenal of weapons, the latest military equipment, and new Player-controlled mechanized units. With an enhanced multiplayer mode, players can go online and battle friends through a variety of new head-to-head and co-op objective-based missions.
Full Spectrum WarriorTM: Ten Hammers will make its debut May 18 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, CA., where additional details will be revealed.
About Pandemic Studios
Pandemic Studios is a premier developer of entertainment for PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, and the PC. Over the last seven years, industry veterans Josh Resnick and Andrew Goldman have steadily built the company into one of the largest independent developers in the world, with studios in Los Angeles, California and in Brisbane, Australia. Pandemic's highly acclaimed recent releases include Full Spectrum WarriorTM, Star Wars BattlefrontTM, and MercenariesTM. All have earned numerous awards and accolades for their graphical expression, technological innovation, and compelling gameplay. For more information about Pandemic, visit www.pandemicstudios.com.
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 in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Korea and Australia. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com and www.thqwireless.com. THQ, THQ Wireless and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
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