CALABASAS HILLS, CA, October 4, 2005 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and internal development studio Volition, Inc. today announced that Saint's RowTM, the first true evolution of the open-world genre will be featured at Microsoft's X05 event held 4th and 5th October in Amsterdam. Showcasing the highly anticipated line-up of releases for the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the convention will also highlight key titles for the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
"We're very excited with the gameplay experience that Volition is creating with Saint's Row" said Mickey Torode, senior global brand manager, THQ. "We strongly believe that we will bring to market a game that not only has true innovation that represents a much-needed evolution of the open-world action genre, but also a gameplay-rich world into which gamers will be able to utterly immerse themselves. For the first time, gamers will be able to live and breathe the life of their fully-customisable character."
"Working with THQ and Volition on Saint's Row has been a great experience for us," enthused J. Allard, Corporate Vice President and Chief XNATM Architect. "Their open and honest approach to game development has allowed a greater flow of communication between the team at Volition and ourselves, ultimately allowing them to maximize the powerful technical capabilities of Xbox 360 and deliver a fantastic, cutting-edge game."
About Saint's Row
Under threat from rival gangs and corrupt officials, the 3rd Street Saints must conquer the city of Stilwater or face destruction. From the spectacular opening battle to regain control of the local hood, Saint's Row offers an unparallel level of freedom to explore this living, breathing city. The player is free to engage in the multitude of different activates at his/his leisure, all the while building up respect in a gameplay-rich world. Build enough respect and the 3rd Street Saint's lieutenants will trust the player with more dangerous missions.
Saint's Row features no ordinary city. Gateway to the Rust Belt, Stilwater is a vibrant urban environment where all the players' actions really matter and enemies may strike back at any time sending the player reeling for support.
Redefining online play for an open-world game, Saint's Row will also fully utilise many of the incredible features of the Xbox Live® online game service to deliver a fast-paced multiplayer gaming experience as well as premium content downloads.
About Xbox 360
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About Xbox Live
Xbox Live continues to transform and unite Xbox game communities worldwide, with more than 300 games planned by end of holiday 2005 for Xbox and now with presence in 24 countries worldwide. As the first global, unified online console games service, Xbox Live continues to take online gameplay and entertainment to unprecedented heights. With a dynamic, global community of 2 million members, Xbox Live offers best-in-class games, intelligent matchmaking, tournaments, unique programming and integration with Xbox.com - there is simply nothing else like it. The service continues to provide more and more ways for members to meet, interact and stay engaged with each other
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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, Netherlands, 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, Saint's Row and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.