THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced a number of pre-order incentives as well as a Digital Collector’s Edition for its upcoming strategy game Company of Heroes ® 2, sequel to the highest rated strategy game of all-time. All customers* who pre-order the game from participating retailers will receive a global pre-order bonus consisting of two vehicle skins for their medium weight vehicles, the German Rotbraun and Soviet Leningrad, with selected retailers also offering guaranteed beta access during the Closed Beta phase. As well as these incentives customers who pre-order the game from Steam will be enrolled into the exclusive Steam Pre-Purchase Tiered Reward Program which will feature a number of rewards including unlocks for Team Fortress 2 and Warhammer ® 40,000 ®: Dawn of War II ® Retribution. Players who choose to pre-order from Origin instead, will receive all of the global pre-order incentives as well as an exclusive Soviet Bryansk Front vehicle skin to convert their heavy vehicles. Finally ShopTHQ pre-order customers will receive the same global pre-order incentives as the other retailers as well as the Command Pass, which will entitle players to download new bonus multiplayer maps as well as take part in exclusive member’s only events. The Command Pass will also be available for purchase separately post-release. As well as Standard Edition of the game, a Digital Collector’s Edition is available for $99.99. Included in this edition is access to the first three single player “Content Packs” when they become available as well as the Command Pass, exclusive heavy German Whitewash and Soviet Winter Cobblestone tank skins and a Veteran badge to display on the player’s in-game profile. Additionally, players will receive the award-winning original Company of Heroes base game with both its expansion packs. Ron Moravek, Executive Vice President of Production commented, “We are dedicated to delivering a worthy sequel that improves on the experience delivered by Company of Heroes. We are delighted to be able to reward our most dedicated fans with these unique pre-order incentives to help them stand out from the crowd.” The original Company of Heroes was released in 2006 to critical acclaim and is currently the highest rated strategy title on Gamerankings.com (with more than five reviews) with an average of 93.82% based on 56 reviews. The game features similar acclaim on Metacritic.com with a Metascore of 93% based on 55 reviews.
Shares of THQ (Nasdaq:THQI) were gapping down Wednesday morning with an open price 10.3% lower than Tuesday's closing price. The stock closed at 68 cents yesterday and opened today's trading at 61 cents.
Shares of THQ (Nasdaq:THQI) were gapping down Friday morning with an open price 22.4% lower than Thursday's closing price. The stock closed at 76 cents yesterday and opened today's trading at 59 cents.