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Red Faction 4 Bumped Up, Saints Row 3 Delayed as THQ Revises Release Schedule

Publisher THQ has provided an updated glimpse of its release schedule across the next two years, revealing new release dates for some previously announced sequels.

In particular, the latest Red Faction and Saints Row have swapped released windows--destruction-centric shooter Red Faction 4 is now due before April 2011, while the open-world gangbuster Saints Row 3 is due to arrive before April 2012.

Also due before April 2011: Homefront, which already has a sequel planned, and a sequel to town-painting action game de Blob that's coming to unspecified platforms.

A breakdown of the company's major releases across the next two years, based on comments CEO Brian Farrell made during a recent conference call, follows:

As for the impending Warhammer 40,000 MMO--previously planned to launch no later than April 2012--THQ noted that the game will "fully unveil" at E3 2010 in June, but did not disclose if the game's release window has changed across the past year.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    February 4, 2010 9:38 AM

    I thought RF: Guerilla was actually very fun on consoles, but the single-player was repetitive. The PC version wouldn't have failed had they used a server browser with dedicated servers rather than a matchmaking system.

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      February 4, 2010 10:10 AM

      I agree on the repetitive single-player. Hopefully this will be a case like with Assassin's Creed 2, where now that they have the basics down they can improve the variety of content for the sequel.

      The multiplayer was unexpectedly quite fun.

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      February 4, 2010 11:06 AM


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      February 4, 2010 8:01 PM

      I tried RF: Guerilla MP once...never again. Honestly, when will developers keep peddling this crap on us. Honestly FEAR2, RF: Guerilla, and MW2, from 3 of my favorite developers, well, former favorite developers. MP was horrid, considering how fun their predecessors were.

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