Vienna based publisher Nordic Games, who bought almost all of defunct company THQ’s assets, are re-branding to THQ Nordic.
Nordic were formed in 2008 and published a range of titles on PS2 and Wii including million selling karaoke title ‘We Sing’. In 2013, Nordic purchased THQ’s properties including titles in the Darksiders, Red Faction, De Blob and MX series and have since re-released Red Faction Collection and Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition.
THQ Nordic gave a statement on the re-brand earlier today:
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. 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 IP.
Further in the statement, THQ Nordic announced that they have 23 game projects in development, including 13 that have not yet been publicly announced although they will be in the next months. The company also stated that a majority of these titles are based on former THQ owned IP’s and franchises which is sure to please fans.
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