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THQ Has Two Secret Wii U Titles In the Works

Posted by James Newton

Maybe more

THQ's Danny Bilson was one of the first talking heads pictured when the Wii U's third-party games were confirmed, announcing that Darksiders II and Metro: Last Light are both coming to Wii U. They may not be the publisher's only games for the console in the works, though.

The LinkedIn profile of THQ senior producer Evan Icenbice lists two unannounced Wii U games, one of which is a Wii U exclusive, with both due to release this year:

Directly managing three (3) unannounced titles set for release in 2012:

TBD (Wii U/3DS/Wii/PS3/360)
TBD (Wii U)
TBD (360/PS3/Wii/DSi)

THQ has a lot of licences and franchises in its stable, including WWE and, er, SpongeBob Squarepants. What would you like the publisher to bring to Wii U?

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User Comments (23)



Spoony_Tech said:

Not WWE or SpongeBob thats for sure. Although im sure plenty of people would like WWE.



Rapadash6 said:

Whatever animated movies are coming out in the second half of the year, BOOM, there's your two secret titles.



brandonbwii said:

I would be excited but any franchise that was great or even just had potential to be great have been cancelled by THQ. de Blob, Stuntman, Deadly Creatures and even Red Faction are all no more. All THQ has left in the quality department (I may be overlooking something) are Darksiders and Saint's Row.

I'm going to have a guess at what the three titles possibly are going by platforms they appear on

1. a WWE game
2. a belated port of Saint's Row: the Third (possibly the GOTY/Gold edition or something)
3. a Nickelodeon/Dreamworks property



Ryno said:

I would really like to see them do a Home Alone reboot. Though NES games were unforgettable.



joevox316 said:

Devil's Third is rumored to be coming to Wii U (it uses the same engine as Darksiders II). I'm not interested, but others might be seeing as it's by the guy behind Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden.

@Ryno Ha! We had the SNES Home Alone game. I think the Nutcracker Suite is burned into my brain because of that game. I always thought it was kinda cool, kinda creepy (when I was a kid), and a little hard. Ah memories. It wasn't as creepy as that Jurassic Park game though...those raptors freaked me out.



alLabouTandroiD said:

Guess at least one will be some uDraw. It would make sense at least.
But what does wikipedia say ?
What, they published Destruction Derby 64 ? I'd so love a new game with the exact gameplay of Destruction Derby Raw. Add online and i'm game. Not realistic you say ? I don't care, i just loved that game so much.
A new Broken Sword, Deadly Creatures or X could be amazing as well.
But how can anything really go wrong with titles like Conker's Bad Fur Day, Banjo, Destroy All Humans, It's Mr. Pants, Lock's Quest, Moto GP, Red Faction, Sabre Wulf, Sonic Advance, Viva Pinata, Worms or You Don't Know Jack.



Kyloctopus said:

Actually THQ's contract with Viacom (makers of Nickelodeon and Dreamworks) is done. Perhaps they found a developer to make De Blob 3 With Blue Tounge being bankrupt. I think you can do a lot with the Wii u on De Blob. And perhaps Brandon is on to something when he said Saint's Row. After all, they are currently working on Saints Row 4.



Radixxs said:

That is their old logo yes? I've always felt for the company, bit I can't say I've ever actually purchased or been interested in any of their games. Hopefully they make something good enough for the Wii U to stay afloat.



BenAV said:

Not too excited until something that looks good actually get announced.
Don't think THQ have made anything to date that I'd get that excited for.

Pretty sure I'll definitely give the third one a pass, at the least.



Vincent294 said:

DSi game? Dang, there's still some new DS games. I was hoping for a 3DS Call of Duty. Hopefully the DSi game is going to see a 3DS release, or it's not worth anybody's money.

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