Take Cover! Full Spectrum Warrior PC Goes Gold
Unique Combination of Tactical and Action GamePlay Ships Sept. 20
CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., Sept. 9, 2004: THQ® Inc. (Nasdaq:THQI) today announced that Full Spectrum WarriorTM PC has reached the gold master stage of development and is entering manufacturing. Based on a light infantry-training simulator designed by Pandemic Studios for the U.S. Army as a tool to reinforce Army combat doctrine and squad tactics among troops, Full Spectrum Warrior is scheduled to begin shipping to retailers worldwide on September 20, 2004(a).
"Full Spectrum Warrior is an original, tactical-action military game that simulates the experience of squad command in the highly charged atmosphere of urban warfare," said Josh Resnick, president, Pandemic Studios. "With the critical and sales success of the Xbox version launched earlier this summer, we are pleased to present the intense, tactical-action experience to PC player's worldwide."
Developed on a parallel path with the Xbox version, the PC version of Full Spectrum Warrior includes a number of game enhancements and features specific to the PC version - including 2 Bonus Levels, enhanced texture and graphic resolution and an intuitive keyboard/mouse control scheme that has been optimized for PC gamers.
For more information on Full Spectrum Warrior PC, please visit www.fullspectrumwarrior.com.
Pandemic Studios, LLC is a premier developer of entertainment software for PlayStation® 2, Xbox, GameCubeTM and the PC. Over the last 6 years, industry veterans Josh Resnick and Andrew Goldman have built Pandemic into a company of nearly 200 highly skilled programmers, designers, and artists working on high-profile titles. Pandemic is a privately held company with development studios in Los Angeles, California, and Brisbane, Australia. For more information about Pandemic please visit www.pandemicstudios.com
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 web site is located at www.thq.com. THQ and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
(a) The Full Spectrum Warrior game is not sponsored or endorsed by the United States Army.
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