THQ Details Homefront Sequel & More
An upcoming novel will follow a tabloid reporter in L.A. during the first moments of the North Korean attack on the US. It’s the first salvo in THQ’s “transmedia” strategy for Homefront, which is about “building worlds first,” then having “different media access that world in interesting ways,” Danny Bilson said during his keynote speech at IGDA Leadership Forum 2010. THQ is hoping also to do a miniseries for the game following the contents of the book – it’d be on SyFy, we imagine – but even more interesting are Bilson’s comments regarding the next game.
“The sequel has new features and doesn’t even deal with the same characters,” Bilson revealed. “It takes place on the other side of the Mississippi – nobody knows what’s going on over there because the North Koreans have irradiated the Mississippi with radioactive iodine and nobody can cross it without a hazmat suit. It’s very interesting stuff.”
Bilson says the book will be available for purchase a month before the game launches. HomeFront is currently slated for March 2011.
Now releasing a novel is nothing new, Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway did one, and Halo has a whole series. A TV mini series is something new – I’d love THQ to be able to get that off the ground. But the really interesting thing is that THQ are already talking about a sequel. A sequel to a game that doesn’t release until March next year.
THQ must be pretty confident about Homefront.