THQ has today unveiled the key titles that will form the publisher's fiscal 2009 video game line-up. Scheduled for release in the 12-month period ending March 31, 2009 are a range of new editions to existing franchises, new original games and social and party titles.

"THQ has a strong track record of delivering top-selling franchises and we are excited to unveil a compelling slate of new titles for our fiscal 2009 product line-up," said Bob Aniello, senior vice president of marketing, THQ.

Gamers can look forward to new editions of multi-million unit franchises, including Saints Row 2, Red Faction: Geurrilla and WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009. All new video game titles on the way include Darksiders: Wrath of War, Deadly Creatures and de Blob. Additionally THQ plans to release new social and party games for the Wii, including Battle of the Bands and Big Beach Sports.

"THQ has a substantial development pipeline and product portfolio positioned to capitalize on the exciting industry growth over the next several years," said Brian Farrell, president and CEO, THQ. "Our fiscal 2009 line-up demonstrates the depth and breadth of THQ's product offering, from established franchises for avid gamers such as Saints Row and Red Faction, to broadly appealing fun casual games like de Blob and Battle of the Bands."

Expect full coverage of THQ's latest titles next week.