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Nordic Games Resurrects THQ

Following its mass purchase of IPs from now-defunct developer THQ, Nordic Games has rebranded itself as THQ Nordic. THQ went into liquidation at the end of 2012, and Nordic used the opportunity to purchase the rights to popular franchises Darksiders, Red Faction, and MX vs. ATV, amongst others. THQ subsequently closed in early 2013.

A press release from THQ Nordic reads:

“Whilst we take great pride in our Swedish roots and accomplished a great deal under the Nordic Games masthead, we decided it was time to incorporate the THQ name. Those key brands will continue to shape our business in a meaningful way going forward, and THQ Nordic represents a core approach of doing much more than “owning” a highly competitive portfolio of IP.

We cherish them, and align them with the very best development resources to expand upon them with the level of experience that communities and established fan bases expect and deserve. Side note – another upside to this whole rebrand thing is we don’t get asked about the Nordic Game parties at Gamescom anymore – it was the other guys who threw them.

With this rebrand we are entering the next phase in our company’s evolution.

As of now we have 23 game projects in development, 13 thereof have not yet been publicly announced, but are sure to be in the next months. Needless to say, the majority of these projects are based on former THQ owned IPs and franchises.”

Of the 13 unannounced titles, Darksiders 3 is sure to be one, while Red Faction, Summoner, and Titan Quest are all former THQ titles ripe for remakes, remasters, or sequels. Which forgotten THQ gems would you like to see resurrected?

Ashley Allen

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