THQ have announced their huge lineup of 2001 products which they will be showcasing at the E3expo in Los Angeles from May 17th.

  • Red Faction: PlayStation 2 and PC action thriller, which features a sophisticated physics engine that allows players to fully alter and destroy the game environment, five controllable vehicles and intense graphics.

  • MX 2002 featuring Ricky Carmichael: 30 professional riders and authentic courses modeled using satellite data, PlayStation 2 and PC, and also plans for Xbox and Game Boy Advance later in the year.

  • New Legends: Exclusively on the Xbox, and due for release at launch, Players will approach battle with the style and skill of a master martial artist, boasting the ability to wield two weapons at once while performing dramatic attacks and a selection of specialised moves

  • Disney's Atlantis, The Lost Empire: Based on Disney's highly anticipated animated movie, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance players will be able to relive the epic adventure of the animated film as they journey to find the lost city of Atlantis

  • Power Rangers Time Force: Game Boy Color, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance and PC

  • BASS Strike: Experience the thrills and action of bass fishing on the PlayStation 2

  • GT Advance Championship Racing: Launch day title for the Game Boy Advance, this title is looking as if it will be one to get with your shiney new GBA. Features more than 40 authentic cars with parts that can be upgraded from eight top car manufacturers

  • Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase: Game Boy Advance and PlayStation

  • Star Wars Jedi Power Battles: Help protect the Galactic Republic from the greedy Trade Federation on the Game Boy Advance

  • MotoGP: The world's best riders with state-of-the-art prototypes from leading motorcycle manufacturers, available for the Game Boy Advance later this year.

  • Tetris Worlds: Next generation of one of the most popular video games ever, which will feature both traditional and cutting-edge variations of the classic game, on the Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, PC, and GameCube

THQ is seen as being the leading publisher for Wrestling titles, and their table breaking chair smashing lineup goes to further prove this, with 5 massive titles due for release this year.

  • WWF Raw is War: No holds barred wrestling for the Xbox

  • WWF SmackDown! "Just Bring It": lay the 'SmackDown' like never before and all from the comfort on your living room, on the PlayStation 2

  • WWF Betrayal: Uncover the mystery of who kidnapped Stephanie McMahon and restore the championship in the first ever WWF action-adventure for Game Boy Color

  • WWF Road to Wrestlemania: five in-depth game modes and more than 20 WWF Superstars, all on your tiny Game Boy Advance

  • WWF With Authority: Multi-player online strategy game that allows players to enjoy head-to-head matches with WWF fans around the world. Currently available for download at, gamers can experience the WWF across the globe at any time

Nickelodeon Licences make up an impressive portion of the E3 showcase, with some top animated television and motion picture favorites, including Rugrats, Jimmy Neutron, and SpongeBob SquarePants, which is the 2nd most popular kids TV program in America.

  • Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: Jimmy likes to hang out with his robot dog, Goddard, and best friend Carl Wheezer, and he will be seen on multiple Next Generation machines later this year.

  • Rugrats: Following on from the success of the cartoon, all of the Rugrats babies, including Chuckie’s new stepsister Kimi, will be coming to Game Boy Advance and PC

  • The Wild Thornberrys: Travel through 12 exotic levels featuring Africa, South America, Australia and even the Arctic Circle. Due for release on the Game Boy Advance later this year.

  • SpongeBob SquarePants Operation: Krabby Patty: Follow SpongeBob and his friends through the most sea-riffic adventures yet, including "Invasion of the Patty Snatchers", "Boating School 101", "Show Me the Money" and more, on the PC.

  • SpongeBob SquarePants: SuperSponge: Help SpongeBob on his quest through the vibrant and wondrous land of Bikini Bottom, on the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation.

  • Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue: Compete in rollerblading, snowboarding, skateboarding and BMX events on the PlayStation

  • Rocket Power: Dream Scheme: Journey through 16 levels of adventure in an attempt to rescue their friends and stop Dr. Stimpleton from turning Ocean Shores into a Seaside Polka Resort, on the Game Boy Advance.

Hot Wheels and Matchbox, which are two of the most widely recognised brands in toys worldwide. Hot Wheels basic cars were the top selling toy in America last year.

  • Hot Wheels Mechanix: Allows players to modify their cars before each race. Add big tires, chopper blades, turbo chargers and more in order to conquer eight unique 3D environments, for the PC

  • Hot Wheels Extreme Racing: choose from hundreds of accessories to build the ultimate racing machine, including wings, superchargers and an arsenal of pontoons, which will be arriving on the PlayStation this summer.

  • Hot Wheels Advance (working title): Game Boy Advance owners will be able to race more than 30 custom Hot Wheels cars with their signature designs.

  • Hot Wheels Jetz: Hop into toy-sized planes and fly missions of courage and bravery to save a house full of toys from certain destruction, on the PC

  • Matchbox Emergency Patrol: Become local heroes in this interactive rescue adventure chasing down criminals as a police officer, battling blazes as a daring firefighter or saving injured victims as a paramedic, on the Game Boy Color and PC

In addition, the company is demonstrating several new games designed for mobile devices, through its new division, THQ Wireless.

As can be seen from the impressive list above, THQ have a broad range of titles available, for both younger and older gamers alike, and their excellent licences should provide some inspiring games for the next year - we'll bring you all the news and new screens direct from E3 as soon as they are available.