THQ Returns as Nordic Games Rebrands

THQ Returns as Nordic Games Rebrands

Publisher Nordic Games has now become THQ Nordic.

Swedish publisher Nordic Games has rebranded itself as THQ Nordic. This marks the revival of the THQ brand after that publisher ceased operations in 2013. Nordic Games picked up the THQ trademark at auction alongside the rights to numerous THQ franchises.

THQ Nordic will make full use of franchises like Darksiders.

"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," said the company in a press release.

"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."

This makes sense, considering the large number of THQ franchise that Nordic Games acquired at auction alongside the THQ trademark. This list includes Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs. ATV, Frontlines, de Blob, Destroy All Humans, Titan Quest, Juiced, Stuntman, Full Spectrum Warrior, Drawn to Life, and Summoner. The company has already released Darksiders II: The Deathinitive Edition and plans to release Darksider: the Warmastered Edition in October for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

THQ Nordic says that it has 23 game projects in development, 13 of which haven't been announced yet. Most of these projects are related to those acquired THQ properties.

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