is reporting that THQ will shut down its Japanese publishing operation on February 29. The article notes that it is as yet undetermined who will provide ongoing support for existing THQ titles, and whether the company has found a new publishing partner for the region. This puts the status of upcoming games including Darksiders 2
This is in line with a rumor
that popped up in late January -- one to which THQ responded by saying "'closing' is not accurate."