As you may remember back in April 2015, Nordic Games acquired a number of THQ intellectual properties during a bankruptcy auction. These included Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs. ATV, Destroy all Humans!, Summoner, and Supreme Commander.
According to Lars Wingefors, Chief Executive of THQ Nordic, the rebranding is a defining moment for the company, and the IP it acquired will be an essential part of its future.
“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.”
“While 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.”
Wingefors went on to further reveal that THQ Nordic has a total of 23 games in development, 13 which have not been announced publicly, but “are sure to be in the next months.”
“With this rebrand we are entering the next phase in our company’s evolution,” he continued. “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.”
Looks over shoulder..pinches himself THQ IS BACK BABY! As someone who enjoyed many THQ games, this is exciting news.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.