THQ's Darksiders and Redfaction falls into Nordic hands

Darksiders Death

Failed UK publisher's final few assets snapped up by Swedish company.

Painkiller developer Nordic Games has announced that it has snapped up a few of the remaining assets from bankrupt THQ, including the Darksiders and Red Faction franchises, among others.

In addition to the two big name franchises, Nordic Games also snapped up Supreme Commander, Titan Quest, Frontlines, Stuntman, Juiced, Full Spectrum Warrior, Destroy All Humans and others, in a deal that cost the company $4.9 million.

“First and foremost we are very happy about this deal which also turns over a new leaf for the entire Nordic Games Group,” owner and CEO Lars Wingefors said of the group's largest ever acquisition deal.

“A very important point for us is not to dash into several self-financed multi-million dollar projects right away, but rather to continue our in-depth analysis of all titles and carefully selecting different financing models for developing new instalments of acquired IPs."

The company has asked gamers for their input on how best to use the old THQ franchises, with ideas, comments and more being sought on the Nordic Games forum.


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