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Nordic Games resurrects THQ name as it rebrands itself THQ Nordic, is working on 13 new titles

By midian182
Aug 12, 2016
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  1. Back in 2007, game developer and publisher THQ’s revenues hit a company record of $1 billion dollars. Yet despite being responsible for series such as Saints Row, Dawn of War, and Red Faction, the firm filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and auctioned off its assets a year later. But now the THQ name is returning.

    Rival companies such as Sega, Take 2, and Ubisoft snapped up many of THQ’s properties, with one lesser-known firm – Nordic Games – grabbing the likes of Supreme Commander, Red Faction, and the criminally-underrated Darksiders, along with the THQ trademark that allows the studio to publish games under the THQ name. Now, Nordic Games has become THQ Nordic.

    In a departure from the usual stale press releases, CEO Lars Wingefors said in a statement: “One could say the most defining moment for our company happened in 2013, grabbing headlines like; ‘Who the F*** is Nordic Games?’, ‘Darksiders Gets Bought By…Nordic Games?’ and ‘Nordic Games explains who the f they are, plans for THQ assets.’”

    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 IPs.

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

    THQ Nordic says it has 23 games in development, 13 of which have yet to be announced. Wingefors said the majority of these are based on former THQ IPs and franchises.

    The company is already set to release a remastered Darksiders on October 25 this year, which includes 4K support and “additional video options” in the PC version, so there’s a good chance one of its unannounced games could be Darksiders 3. There may also be new entries for Red Faction, Supreme Commander, Titan Quest, and MX vs ATX.

    Here’s a list of all THQ Nordic properties acquired from THQ.

    • Darksiders
    • De Blob
    • Deadly Creatures
    • Destroy All Humans!
    • Frontlines: Fuel of War
    • Full Spectrum Warrior
    • Juiced
    • MX vs ATV
    • Red Faction
    • Stuntman
    • Summoner
    • The Outfit
    • Titan Quest

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  2. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 699   +58

    Titan Quest!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. Di9i7a1H8

    Di9i7a1H8 TS Rookie

    THQ was one of the worst game companies ever. Every THQ game I ever bought or rented as a kid, I would start playing (wouldn't look at who made/published it before), realize it was a terrible game, then immediately check who made it to find it was a THQ game.
     
  4. Jamlad

    Jamlad TS Booster Posts: 59   +61

    Company of Heroes? Dawn of War?
     
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  5. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 1,457   +606

    THQ was a beast in the N64 days, they made a plethora of good titles.
     
  6. robb213

    robb213 TS Addict Posts: 315   +93

    I was the total opposite. I enjoyed the majority of their games, with the exception of Darksiders. Although towards their very end I do agree their games became shitty. I hated Red Faction Armageddon and found Saints Row 3 a pile of dog turd that tried to be things it never could've been.
     
  7. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 900   +15

    I for one would like a sequel to the original Titan Quest. What I really liked about the game is the local coop feature which was big during its release.
     
  8. Namtrooper

    Namtrooper TS Rookie

    Please don't bugger the next Supreme Commander.
    Thanks.
    Look at forged alliance, look at the fantastic mods. Work from there.
    Or not, it's not my company. I can't tell you how to run things.
     
  9. Avenger001

    Avenger001 TS Member

    Supreme commander FA is the best strategy game I have ever played. Its still installed and I have a bunch of MODs with it. I just recently went through all the campaigns again. MORE PLEASE. I will mail them my wallet.
     
  10. Capaill

    Capaill TS Addict Posts: 291   +93

    If you like Titan Quest, check out Grim Dawn (officially released a few months ago) which is built on the TQ engine but pushes it to its limits.

    THQ were a company I had a lot of respect for. It was a shame to see them fall.
     

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