Game publisher THQ has announced a slew of delayed games. South Park: The Stick of Truth, Metro: Last Light, and Company of Heroes 2 will all be out later than expected.
South Park: The Stick of Truth, originally slated for March 2013, will be released in "early fiscal year 2014." That means sometime after April 2013.
“I believe South Park’s market opportunity is significant. It is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated titles of calendar 2013," said Jason Rubin, THQ’s President, in a statement. "It is also an expansive title, encompassing multiple television seasons’ worth of content. We have been working closely with the co-creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, to make sure all of the game’s content performs to the high standards of the TV show, and this takes time. THQ is committed to giving gamers no less than the rich South Park game they have been waiting for and deserve."
Rubin also praised Last Light and Company of Heroes 2, saying:
“We are also inspired by the potential for Metro: Last Light and Company of Heroes 2. I believe Metro: Last Light is a title that should set standards for visuals with its stunning atmosphere, unique location and cutting-edge style. Company of Heroes was one of the highest rated RTS titles in history, and Relic insists that the sequel live up to its pedigree. Giving both of these titles time to reach their full potential is the right thing to do for the products."
Looking further out, THQ said it will release the sequel of Saints Row: The Third, Homefront 2 and the as-yet-unannounced game from Turtle Rock Studios in 2013, and has ten titles in development for 2014.