Strange Things are Afoot at the Circle K.

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

THQ has announced an upcoming PS2/GameCube action-adventure title developed by Eurocom, called "Sphinx." They have launched a teaser site with a couple of screenshots, and also have issued a press release.

If the press release can be believed, it sounds like it will be a really cool game. However, I have my doubts, looking at some of THQ's previous releases. In recent years they have released "Britney's Dance Beat," "Scooby-Doo: Night of 1000 Frights," and several mediocre Nickelodeon Cartoon-themed games. On the good side, however, they have been involved in the release of several great Sega games, mostly for the Gameboy Advance. Another hopeful note is that, I think, none of these previous less-than-great games were developed by Eurocom. I've never heard of Eurocom, so I don't know what to expect from them, but hopefully it will be good.

THQ's got another game in the works that I have high hopes for, called "Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick," which is, of course, based on the "Evil Dead" series of movies. Any game where you get to play as Bruce Campbell with a chainsaw for an arm, fighting hordes of zombies, is a great game, and THQ would have to do something major to fuck it up.