Nordic Games Acquires THQ Name
Written Friday, June 13, 2014 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Here’s an odd story. Nordic games has purchased the THQ name and intends to publish games on the label.
THQ went bust a couple of years ago and sold off the rights to many of its games, a few of which - including Darksiders - were snapped up by Nordic Games. But now they’ve gone a bit further.
Speaking to Polygon, Nordic Games’ general manager Klemens Kruezer said that the company has bought the THQ name and will start publishing new games under it, possibly starting with MX vs ATV.
“It was kind of surprise to some industry veterans and players that we were the winner of the auction of the THQ titles,” said Kruezer. “The challenging fact is nobody has ever heard about Nordic Games before [the THQ auction]. There were so many articles with the headlines ‘Who the fuck is Nordic Games?’ We said, okay they were right.
“We have seen an uplift in the name of Nordic Games, and what we have also done is we have made a second deal with THQ where we bought the THQ trademark.”
"We are small team," Kruezer added. "The expectations from outside regarding the IPs of THQ are really high. We see it everyday on our Facebook sites. If we post something new to a project the first comments are, ‘Oh, nice. But what about Darksiders 3?’
"This is where we need some more patience from the fans, because we want to be able to do it right. The owner of Nordic Games has given [interviews] where he has said that he doesn’t want to make a shitty sequel.”
Kruezer said that further announcements would be made at Gamescom in Germany this August.