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Saints Row 3 on track for FY2012

As are Space Marine, Darksiders 2.

THQ big cheese Brian Farrell has revealed that Saints Row 3, Darksiders 2 and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine will all be released in fiscal 2012.

Or, in human language, some time between April 2011 and the end of March 2012.

Saints Row 3 and Darksiders 2 we know nothing about, although we've heard their names in THQ financial calls before.

Space Marine, on the other hand, we've seen. Renowned developer Relic is at the helm, shaping an action role-playing game for PS3 and Xbox 360. Unfamiliar turf.

Farrell and THQ would not be budged on the release date of the Warhammer 40,000 MMO. "We're not announcing a launch date for a reason," said Farrell, pointing to E3 next month to find out more.

Money man Paul Pucino added that THQ was not looking for millions of subscribers for the MMO, either. "Let me put it this way," he said, "we don't need [millions] of subscribers to be making a lot of money."