Today, THQ Nordic announced an asset purchase agreement with NovaLogic Inc containing all games and projects owned by the company. This means that THQ Nordic will now own the franchises associated with NovaLogic, much like Nordic did with THQ a few months ago, leading to the companies re-brand.
NovaLogic are known for first person military titles such as Delta Force and Joint Ops, which at the time of release defined the genre and helped shape many of the first person shooters available today.
John Garcia, owner, founder and CEO of NovaLogic Inc commented on the deal:
“After 30 years of creating ground breaking Computer and Video Games we are proud to pass the baton to THQ Nordic. As individuals, they are enthusiastic gamers and as a company have shown the agility and acumen needed to propel our industry towards a much-needed reset. We are happy to see the franchises we created in such capable hands.”
Some of the franchises that THQ Nordic have acquired are as follows:
- Delta Force Series
- Comanche Series
- Joint Operations Series
- Armored Fist Series
- Tachyon: The Fringe
- F-22 – Series
- F-16 Series
- NovaLogic Trademark
Reinhard Pollice, Business and Product Development Director at THQ Nordic said:
“NovaLogic pioneered military simulations and military-themed multiplayer shooters with vehicular combat and also clearly targeted at an adult audience. We are extremely satisfied with the new additions to our portfolio, and also very thrilled about how to continue some of said franchises, we are open for talks in this regard if any developer approaches us with a concept for a potential sequel to any IP.”
This could possibly mean the rebirth of some classic franchises from NovaLogic and THQ respectively which is exciting news for fans. Time will tell if anything will come of the agreement or whether THQ Nordic are just going to have a lot of dead franchises.
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