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Nordic Games rebrands as THQ Nordic

THQ has always held a little place in our heart thanks to the Saint's Row series and of course, Darksiders. 

The publisher, which unfortunately went into administration, certainly had some wonderful franchises. Not only those already mentioned, but think of the other titles we've seen over the years such as South Park, the WWE series, Company of Heroes and more.

Well the good news is that THQ is back, well sort of. That's because Nordic Games has reincorporated as THQ Nordic.

The firm purchased several IP from the defunct publisher in 2013, including franchises such as Darksiders, MX vs ATV and Red Faction and in 2014 also bought the name.

“Since we acquired the THQ brand, we have come to realise just how big that brand actually is,” CEO Lars Wingefors told MCV.

“Our current business is so centred around the IP we purchased from THQ. We made two deals with THQ – firstly we acquired some IP, then we purchased the THQ brand. I just felt that we are a mixture of THQ and Nordic Games. And that's why we have made the name THQ Nordic. It's still called Nordic because we do have a legacy and background from Sweden and Austria.”

THQ Nordic has 23 games projects in development and 13 of these are still to be announced. 

"I can't really comment on each IP, but I can say that quite a few of the non-announced games are from the THQ portfolio,” he said.

“And I am really excited about having those announced in the coming few months or the next year. There will be more news soon.”

Here's hoping for Darksiders III.

Edited On 12 Aug, 2016

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Turniplord 5 months ago
Guessing games that are following on from the THQ range will use this new title - Nordic own loads of different names now - I only realised a few months ago they own the Adventure company as well.

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