Frontlines set for January 08, Saints Row 2 confirmed

With Saints Row PS3 canned.

THQ has revealed that it's targeting January 2008 for the release of Frontlines: Fuel of War, while Saints Row for PS3 has been scrapped in order to push resources into production on a sequel for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Speaking in light of strong financials that saw the company's sales top USD 1 billion, CEO Brian Farrell said: "The most important thing for the Saints Row franchise is to have a simultaneous shipment into a larger installed base next year." The sequel, previously hinted at but until now unconfirmed, is expected to be detailed in the near future.

Frontlines, meanwhile, was unveiled at last year's E3, and we've seen it a couple of times since. It's a next-generation openworld shooter and the first game from Kaos Studios - largely staffed by former staffers at Trauma Studios, the team responsible for the Battlefield Desert Combat mod and elements of Battlefield 2.

THQ's line-up for the next year (when it expects even bigger sales) aims to build on the success of existing titles (with launches for Juiced: Hot Import Nights, Stuntman: Ignition and Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts) while introducing new properties to rival some of the big original titles it launched in fiscal 2006 - among which were the aforementioned Company of Heroes and of course S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

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