Game Publisher THQ is Back (Sort of)

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THQ was a major game publisher in the ‘90s and ‘00s until it went bankrupt and shuttered in 2013. They published game series such as Saints Row, Red Faction, Darksiders, de Blob, the WWE series (including the legendary Nintendo 64 wrestling games from AKI) and their own fair share of licensed shovel-ware. Their collapse was long and painful, but now they have returned, at least in name.

Nordic Games is the once-minuscule publisher that bought the vast majority of THQ’s properties and IP as well as its name and trademark when THQ closed in 2013. Today, they rebranded as THQ Nordic.

Since acquiring THQ’s properties they haven’t done too much. Most notably they released a remastered version of Darksiders 2. However, they have many projects in the works.

“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,” their press release reads.

THQ Nordic is attending Gamescom in Germany later this month, so perhaps we will hear some news of those 13 unannounced games before long.

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