THQ pushes back South Park RPG, dumps Devil’s Third

Amid postulations that the company is in serious financial troubles, THQ announced during its annual investor call scheduling changes to two of its more notable upcoming releases, one being dropped completely.

The Obsidian-developed South Park: The Stick of Truth RPG has been pushed back into the last quarter of its current fiscal year, which ends March 2013. No reason was given for the delay.

THQ additionally mentioned that Devil’s Third, a bloody third-person action title that was in development by Valhalla Game Studios, will not see a release, at least as a THQ product. Giant Bomb reports that CEO Brian Farrell stated that he is in talks with other companies to take on the project. Of note is that Valhalla was founded by the former head of Team Ninja, Tomonobu Itagaki.

Farrell further commented that the company in charge of producing the game’s engine closed up shop, leaving THQ to develop a new one. Coupled with the current value of the Yen, THQ made the decision to drop the title.

Tough news for the Devil’s Third’s developers, though there still appears to be some hope of the game getting a second life.