While we've already reported that Titan Quest has gone gold, it wasn't until yesterday that THQ and Iron Lore issued a press release officially announcing that the game has been sent off for manufacturing.
Titan Quest(TM) Goes Gold
THQ's Highly Anticipated Action Role-Playing Game Scheduled to Hack and Slash Its Way to Stores on June 26th
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., June 5, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) and Iron Lore Entertainment today announced that Titan Quest(TM) has reached the gold master stage of development and is entering manufacturing. This highly anticipated action Role-Playing Game (RPG) will take Windows PC gamers on a transcontinental journey through the treacherous and exotic lands of Greece, Egypt and Asia, blending an immersive storyline with fast-moving combat and lush, cinematic gameplay for the ultimate RPG experience. Developed by Brian Sullivan's (co-creator of Age of Empires) Iron Lore Entertainment, Titan Quest is scheduled to begin shipping to retailers worldwide on June 26, 2006.
"Working with strong studios like Iron Lore Entertainment is key to THQ's strategy of bringing new, innovative properties to core gamers," said Kelly Flock, executive vice president of worldwide publishing, THQ. "The Titan Quest team has done a great job of creating a visually stunning game with the potential to reinvigorate the action RPG genre. We can't wait to hear the consumer response."
In Titan Quest, gamers will quest through fabled locations such as the Parthenon, the Great Pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Great Wall of China, to save humanity from terrifying monsters, mythical beasts and the evil Titans who have escaped their eternal prisons. The game features a deep single player and co-operative multiplayer game experience with an epic story written by award-winning screenwriter Randall Wallace (Braveheart, The Man in the Iron Mask).
A single-player demo for Titan Quest is now available online at FilePlanet.com. For more information about Titan Quest, please visit www.titanquestgame.com.
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 scheduled for release in June of 2006. 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 information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com and www.thqwireless.com. THQ, THQ Wireless, Titan Quest and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.