Darksiders 2

Nordic Games Wins THQ Auction for Darksiders, Red Faction and More, Gearbox Gets Homeworld

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A second THQ auction has led to a number of familiar series finding new homes, including Darksiders, Red Faction and Homeworld.

Many of THQ’s assets were sold off during an auction following THQ’s collapse earlier this year. This second auction represented another bite of the cherry for interested developers and publishers.

Nordic Games picked up Darksiders and Red Faction, as well as a bunch of other ex-THQ titles, for a $4.9 million. Nordic is known as the publisher of Alan Wake on PC, as well as the more recent Painkiller titles

The full list of franchises snapped up by the Swedish publisher also includes, MX vs ATV, Destroy all Humans!, Summoner, Marvel Super Hero Squad, Supreme Commander. There’s more too, apparently, though details are yet to be revealed.

"As we still have some open points with regards to a couple of titles we will not publish a comprehensive list at this stage,” said Nordic's PR & marketing boss Philipp Brock. “However, once everything is fixed and the ink is dry (around mid-May) we will go out with a comprehensive list of titles which we have acquired in the process then."

Meanwhile, Gearbox has snapped up the rights to Relic's space RTS series, Homeworld.

It’s an odd move for a studio best known for creating shooters, but Gearbox’s Chief Creative Officer Brian Martel personally spearheaded the move for Relic’s “brilliant, fun and innovative game.”


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Vigil Games


US August 14, 2012
Europe August 21, 2012

Players: 1
ESRB: M for Mature
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