Perhaps due to the slow sales of Stuntman: Ignition and Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights , THQ has been forced to delay three big titles initially scheduled to release this year. Destroy All Humans: Path of the Furon (PS3, Xbox 360), Frontlines: Fuel of War (PS3), and de Blob (Wii, DS) have been pushed back into 2008.
"We are disappointed that our latest editions of Juiced and Stuntman did not perform to expectations," said Brian Farrell, president and CEO of THQ. "Because of THQ's commitment to delivering quality products, we have moved the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Destroy All Humans! and the PS3 version of Frontlines into fiscal 2009. We believe the additional time will enable us to create the best products for our customers."
Of course, this doesn't mean the publisher is in dire straits. They've still got WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 coming for the holidays, and plenty more anticipated titles for next year. That hotly anticipated Saints Row sequel and the still mysterious Red Faction 3 are among them.
"We are looking forward to this holiday season, with our proven line up, led by WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 on six platforms," said Farrell. "Importantly, we expect fiscal 2009 to be a very strong year, as we benefit from a solid product slate, including Disney/Pixar's Wall-E, Red Faction 3, Saints Row 2 and our first games based on the UFC."
We definitely want to hear more about THQ's future projects, and while nobody likes delays, at least they're not cancellations. And whenever they decide to assign new release dates for these three games, we'll be sure to let you know.