Red Faction, Darksiders and other THQ games bought by Nordic Games
by John Callaham
While Homeworld may have been sold off to Gearbox Software, there's a lot of game properties from the now defunct THQ that will be acquired by just one company. Nordic Games, which publishes titles such as Painkiller, announced they have secured the rights to quite a few of THQ's IP for $4.9 million. Nordic Games' press release
reveals that the publisher will soon own the rights to 150 of THQ's former games (the final court approval will come in May). Among the games it will soon control will be the Red Faction series of sci-fi first and third person shooters, which were developed by Volition. Nordic Games will also own the rights to Darksiders. The two games in the third person action series, developed by the now defunct Vigil Games, were among THQ's last major game franchises.
Nordic Games will also own the rights to games like Titan Quest, Supreme Commander, Summoner and many others. In its press release, the company's CEO Lars Wingefors said, "In the long term, we either want to cooperate with the original creators or best possible developers in order to work on sequels or additional content for these titles." However, it could be a while before we see any such sequels coming from the publisher.
Source: Nordic Games
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