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Nordic Games Purchases THQ's Remaining Assets

Darksiders, Red Faction and MX Vs ATV all part of a $4.9 million deal.

In light of THQ’s financial situation, the company has seen many of its remaining assets sold to Nordic Games. This includes the Darksiders, Red Faction and MX Vs ATV series. This deal is estimated to be worth $4.9 million.

It’s a sad sight to see the rights to large gaming series sold off in this manner, but hopefully these franchises will be in safe hands at their new home, and each series can continue in similar fashion in the near future.

Nordic Games CEO Lars Wingefors was “very happy about [the] deal” suggesting that it “turns over a new leaf” for the company. In the long term we can expect “sequels and additional content for these titles”.

Red Faction was one of my personal stand out games on the PlayStation 2.

Earlier it was revealed Gearbox would now handle the rights to the Homeworld franchise, which was sold for the price of $1.35 million.

Source: IGN

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  1. phantom5813
    Since: Jul 2009

    while i am glad to see the darksiders licence picked up and not scrapped forever, im not familiar with anything Nordic Games has worked on so i am not sure about quality. Can anyone help me with their portfolio??

    Comment posted on 23/04/2013 at 06:42.
    • psychobudgie
      Since: Nov 2009

      Spellforce, Arx Fatalis and Alan Wake are the only 3 that immediately jump to mind.

      Comment posted on 23/04/2013 at 06:57.
  2. KeRaSh
    Since: Nov 2009

    Pleeeeeaaaase start working on a new Red Faction immediately. *tries to make cute puppy eyes*

    Comment posted on 23/04/2013 at 07:13.
  3. element666
    Since: Mar 2012

    Hopefully this means the Darksiders 2 dlc will reappear on the ps store soon,so I can redeem my online pass.

    Comment posted on 23/04/2013 at 07:56.
  4. RocketSOL
    Since: Oct 2008

    Another Red Faction please.

    Comment posted on 23/04/2013 at 08:50.
  5. BrendanCalls
    Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
    Since: Forever

    They’ve got their hands on some good names there, although really its all about Red Faction I think. Yeah, Darksiders and MX have appeal but Red Faction has a history as storied as some of the best titles out there, if they can make an excellent version of that then they will make a packet load.

    Comment posted on 23/04/2013 at 09:11.
  6. bunimomike
    Since: Jul 2009

    Definitely a new Red Faction, please. Also, full geological deformation. Planet-wrecking style on the PS4. :-)

    Comment posted on 23/04/2013 at 09:48.
  7. Eldur
    Since: Nov 2012

    Disappointed that Crytek didn’t get the Darksiders IP. A shame that the remnants of Vigil Games don’t get a chance to finish what they started.

    And unless I’m missing something, I really don’t get the clamouring for a Red Faction sequel. Even on the PS2 it was at best an interesting idea for a mechanic wrapped in a decidedly average shooter. The two current-gen iterations started bad and got worse, the last one especially so. Is everybody just eager to see world-deformation in a shooter?

    Comment posted on 23/04/2013 at 10:17.
    • KeRaSh
      Since: Nov 2009

      Red Faction Guerilla was a blast. In what other game could you put remotely detonated bombs on a car, fly into a huge building and blow everything up?
      Playing it with a good friend is a perfect receipe for hilarity.

      Armageddon was a clear step in the wrong direction but it’s not fair to abandon such a great franchise beacuse of that misstep. Red Faction might not have spawned the greatest games of all times, but there is just so much potential.

      Comment posted on 23/04/2013 at 11:42.
  8. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    I hope they make a first-person Red Faction, reboot the series for next-gen even. I rate the original game on a par with the original Half-Life and would love to see the series back as an FPS where arguably the story can be better told. The third-person games just seemed to me like arcade shooters with the story taking second place, whereas in the original it felt more like you WERE the protaganist, Parker, and you experienced the story as you played.

    Comment posted on 23/04/2013 at 12:00.
  9. Broonba
    Since: Mar 2009

    Anybody know what’s happening with South Park – Stick of Truth now that THQ have gone bust. It was supposed to have already been released by now, but with all the kerfuffle at THQ it was obviously delayed.

    Comment posted on 23/04/2013 at 12:39.