Young on-line game company Nordic Video games now owns the bulk of bankrupt publisher THQ’s most illustrious properties, along with Darksiders, Crimson Faction and the MX series. Its plans for these franchises are restful gelling, says Reinhard Pollice, Nordic Video games’ industry and product construction director.
However Nordic Video games may maybe perhaps moreover soon have info to fragment about its not too prolonged ago purchased properties, Pollice tells Polygon.
Nordic Video games obtained “significantly all” of THQ’s final intellectual property in April in a $4.9 million expose that gave the corporate ownership of dozens of franchises and rights to submit certain games on certain consoles. Following the approval of that sale by the industrial break court docket, Nordic has chanced on itself in the technique of shopping the whole code associated with the games it now owns. While distinguished of that has long past smoothly, Pollice says, the corporate is restful ready on some sources from THQ and its builders.
The flux of THQ’s games to Nordic is reflected in the slate of frail THQ titles on Steam, Pollice pointed out. Video games like Darksiders 2 and Crimson Faction: Armageddon restful checklist THQ as their publisher, nevertheless that may maybe change soon, he talked about.
Pollice says Nordic Video games hopes to create contemporary entries in THQ’s most engaging franchises and is in the technique of communicating with the frail builders of these franchises and exterior studios. Darksiders, Crimson Faction and MX are at the tip of Nordic’s checklist of future titles, and would most likely require an outdoors associate to create, nevertheless Pollice says the acquisition introduced other stable properties to Nordic.
Titan Quest and Lethal Creatures are two of the lesser exploited properties that Nordic — and, for the latter, Pollice in my notion — are angry by reviving. Titan Quest, a hack-and-slit action RPG that drew comparisons to Diablo, became initially put released in 2006 for Dwelling windows PC and developed by Iron Lore Leisure. Rainbow Studios’ Lethal Creatures came to Wii in 2009, letting players make a selection control of a scorpion or tarantula in battles against other insects, rodents and reptiles.
As for the prolonged checklist of IP that functions titles like uDraw, Execute All Humans! and extra, Pollice says they will most likely be thought to be on a case-by-case foundation. Nordic is restful in the early stages of wrangling its varied IP and making an are attempting to secure favorable deals.
Pollice talked about that Nordic is fascinating to work with builders and stakeholders on its smaller IPs. In the case of Double Fine’s Stacking and Costume Quest, to which THQ (now Nordic) held console distribution rights, Pollice talked about we may maybe perhaps moreover hear a construction on that entrance in the upcoming weeks.