Homefront becomes THQ's most pre-ordered game with 200K

Two-hundred grand pre-orders ain't too shabby.

THQ has announced to the world today that its jarring, controversial first-person shooter Homefront has become the most pre-ordered game in the publisher’s history with over 200,000 copies of the title reserved.

Developed by Kaos Studios, the game depicts a fictional near-future where the US economy has collapsed even further due to rising fuel prices and a continued campaign in the Middle East. When America pulls back its forces to focus on fixing itself, North Korea uses the opportunity to sweep in, take over most of Southeast Asia, and then invade the United States itself.

The use of North Korea as the adversary has garnered controversy for the game, including the outright banning of the game in South Korea.

There is also uncertainty about the future of Kaos itself, as it is believed that the studio will be moved from its New York base to THQ’s Montreal office if the game does not sell well enough. This recent announcement however should be a good sign for the developer in that regard.

Homefront is set to release for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on March 15.


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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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