AGOURA HILLS, Calif., March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI - News) today announced that Full Spectrum Warrior(TM): Ten Hammers, developed by Pandemic Studios, has shipped for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and XboxÂ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for the suggested retail price of $49.99 and Windows PC for the suggested retail price of $39.99, continuing the series that has set the standard for realistic military squad-based combat.
"Full Spectrum Warrior has shipped over a million units worldwide, and received widespread critical acclaim," said Brad Carraway, director of global brand management, THQ. "Now, Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers takes the brand's innovative and authentic gaming experience to the next level with new features and enhancements in every aspect of the game."
"The sequel has taken everything fans love about Full Spectrum Warrior, and added all new real-world military tactics, a greater variety of squads to command and a bigger arsenal of weapons," said Andrew Goldman, CEO, Pandemic Studios. "The game also features a new innovative online multiplayer competitive mode, making it one of the most robust and realistic military gaming experiences available."
Here is what the press has to say about Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers:
"The improvements made to the gameplay for Ten Hammers make it one of the best reasons you'll have for hanging onto your original Xbox."
"A thinking man's military-strategy game, Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers is even more sophisticated and engaging than the critically acclaimed original."
"It offers a level of tactical simulation not often found outside of PC titles, and one which remains unique among console games."
As squad leader, players coordinate the actions of multiple infantry fire teams, leading them through a variety of hostile environments. An intuitive control scheme allows direction of squads in real-time as players outthink, outmaneuver and outgun enemies through more than 12 levels of intense warfare. Players will utilize authentic combat tactics as they battle the enemy with a deadly arsenal of weapons, the latest military equipment, and new player-controlled mechanized units. With an all-new multiplayer mode, players can go online and battle friends through a variety of objective-based missions.
With a string of six consecutive top-selling, critically acclaimed game releases, Pandemic Studios is one of the world's premier developers of console and PC entertainment. Over its eight year history, Pandemic has established a reputation for producing award-winning, cutting edge original content and for enhancing the value of existing major licenses. Recent hits include sales-record setters Star Wars Battlefront(TM), and Star Wars Battlefront(TM) II, and two original Pandemic-created IPs: Mercenaries(TM), and Full Spectrum Warrior(TM). In addition to the upcoming release of Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers(TM), Pandemic is developing a number of new, unannounced original titles for next generation platforms at its Los Angeles and Brisbane studio locations. For more information on Pandemic and its games go to www.pandemicstudios.com .
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