THQ Inc (ticker: THQI, exchange: NASDAQ Global Market (.O))
News Release -
Explore and Save Ancient Worlds! Titan Quest(TM) is Now Available for Windows PC
Players Re-write Ancient Mythology in the Ultimate Action RPG Experience
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- THQ Inc.
(Nasdaq: THQI) today announced that Titan Quest(TM), the epic and immersive
action Role-Playing Game (RPG) developed by Brian Sullivan's (co-creator of
Age of Empires) Iron Lore Entertainment, has shipped to retail outlets
worldwide. Lauded for its next-generation graphics and original story penned
by Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace, Titan Quest is available
exclusively for Windows PC at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
"As huge fans of the action RPG genre, there was no question as to what
Iron Lore's first project as a team would be," said Brian Sullivan, lead
designer and president, Iron Lore Entertainment. "We are thrilled that after
four years in development, our vision of the ultimate RPG experience is now
"Our goal with all new properties is to innovate and raise the bar for the
hardcore gamer and the team at Iron Lore has really delivered with Titan
Quest," said Steve Dauterman, senior vice president, product development, THQ.
"Gamers looking for fast action, hack and slash, addictive gameplay can find
it here in the most graphically impressive game in the genre."
Titan Quest has already received accolades from the top enthusiast press
around the world, including:
* Game Informer (United States): "Easily the best-looking action/RPG
around." -- Review Score: 8.25 / 10
* IGN.com (United States): "A propulsive experience that's very easy on
the eyes." -- Review Score: 8.1 / 10
* PC Powerplay (Germany): "More beautiful, more lively, better than Diablo
and Sacred! Addiction factor unrivaled." -- Review Score: 91%
* PC Zone (United Kingdom): "Admire the fantastic visuals ... this is a
pure action RPG with huge production values." -- Review score: 81%
In Titan Quest, players will save humanity from terrifying monsters,
mythical beasts and the mighty Titans who have escaped their eternal prisons.
This transcontinental journey will take gamers through the treacherous and
exotic lands of Greece, Egypt and Asia, questing in fabled locations such as
the Parthenon, the Great Pyramids and the Great Wall of China. With 28 unique
class combinations, randomized monsters and loot, and three difficulty levels
(normal, legendary and epic), players can look forward to hours and hours of
innovative and engaging gameplay. Co-operative multiplayer is available for
up to six players on a LAN or through the Internet.
Titan Quest is also shipping with a powerful world and quest editor that
Iron Lore team members used to create the actual game. This will allow gamers
to build large worlds that they can share online to play with the rest of the
Titan Quest community at sites like Titan Quest Vault
About Iron Lore Entertainment
Iron Lore Entertainment Ltd. is a high-quality developer of electronic
entertainment software founded in 2000 by Brian Sullivan, co-creator of the
Age of Empires series of games. The studio's first title, Titan Quest, is an
action-RPG for Windows PC now available in stores. Additional information
about Iron Lore can be found at www.ironlore.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 North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More
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