Actually, “detailed” might be a bit of a stretch, but clueless we are not anymore as THQ’s core games division head Danny Bilson revealed during his keynote speech at IGDA Leadership Forum 2010 that the Homefront novel announced last month, which will follow a tabloid reported during the first hours of the North Korean invasion of the U.S., is just the first step in THQ’s “transmedia” strategy, which he explained is about “building world’s first,” and only then have “different media access that world in interesting ways.”
The publisher is also looking at creating a miniseries based on the game’s story but unfortunately, that’s the extent of it at the moment.
However, the most interesting part was Bilson’s talk about the sequel, which not only sheds light on the sequel itself, but on Homefront as well: “The sequel has new features and doesn’t even deal with the same characters,” revealed Bilson. “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.”
Homefront is scheduled for a March 2011 release, with the novel coming out a month before.