THQ Inc. has entered into a two-property, multi-year publishing agreement with development studio Relic Entertainment Inc., creators of the critically acclaimed real-time strategy (RTS) titles HOMEWORLD and IMPOSSIBLE CREATURES. The first of the two projects included in the agreement is already in development at Relic and scheduled to release in the second half of 2004. More details and the name of this project will be released later this year. "We've identified the RTS category as a strategic imperative for THQ as we begin to compete more aggressively in the high-end PC market," said Jack Sorensen, evp of worldwide studios, THQ, explaining why his company pursued the relationship with Relic, regarded as a leader in the RTS genre. Alex Garden, ceo, Relic said his studio sought a publisher with global brand management expertise and tremendous influence at retail.
Relic Entertainment Inc. (www.relic.com) is a leading edge developer of electronic entertainment software founded in 1997 in Vancouver. THQ Inc. is a leading, worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM, wireless devices and those manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Nintendo and Microsoft. The THQ Website is located at www.thq.com and the THQ Wireless site is located at www.thqwireless.com. THQ was re-incorporated in Delaware in 1997. The company was previously incorporated in New York in 1989 under the name Trinity Acquisition Corp., which changed its name in 1990 to T.HQ, Inc. through a merger with T.HQ, Inc., a California corporation. Executive offices are in Calabasas, California plus THQ has international offices in the U.K., France, Germany and Australia.