Subject to approval from the US bankruptcy court overseeing the auction of THQ’s intellectual property, Austria-based publisher Nordic Games GmbH is set to purchase $4.9m worth of assets spanning Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and PC platforms.

This constitutes the biggest acquisition deal in the company history of Nordic Games thus far. The business will secure more than 150 SKUs (or stock-keeping units) including but not limited to Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs. ATV, Titan Quest, Supreme Commander, Frontlines, Stuntman, Juiced, Full Spectrum Warrior and Destroy All Humans – significantly enriching its existing videogames portfolio.

Reading from the press release we received yesterday, Owner and CEO of the Nordic Games Group Lars Wingefors had this to say:

“First and foremost, we are very happy about this deal which also turns over a new leaf for the entire Nordic Games Group. 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.

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.”

In August 2013, Nordic Games will have been in business for two years, and this transaction will almost certainly take the company to new heights going forward – providing, of course, they deliver quality products that meet the expectations of THQ’s global consumer base.

Gamers are currently being invited to share their thoughts on the matter openly via a dedicated forum, which you can access by visiting http://forum.nordicgames.at/forumdisplay.php?909-Discussion-about-THQ-IPs. If you have any suggestions or concerns regarding the future of games formerly owned by THQ, we encourage you to make yourself heard. 

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  • Charles Kheng
    April 23, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I’m actually not sure this is a good move for Darksiders. For one, Nordic Games have not actually made any triple-A titles before. Even after picking up Darksiders, they asked fans what they should do with it. I’m not sure they will be able to deliver what fans of the IPs they picked up wants.

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