Bugbear, Coffee Stain Studios acquired by THQ Nordic

Bugbear, Coffee Stain Studios acquired by THQ Nordic
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Darksiders 3 publisher THQ Nordic has announced that it has added two new studios under its umbrella in the shape of Bugbear Entertainment and Coffee Stain Studios.

If this doesn't ring any bells with you, Bugbear is probably best known for Wreckfest while Coffee Stain Studios brought us the brilliantly irreverent Goat Simulator. In addition, THQ Nordic confirmed in a recent financial release that it has a whopping 35 unannouned games in the pipeline.

THQ Nordic has been pretty busy hoovering up assets as of late, having previously acquired the rights to Alone in the Dark and Kingdoms of Amalur

'We are creating a complementary digital native pillar to THQ Nordic. Coffee Stain is a passionate and highly competent team creating and publishing great games. After some years without major releases, the pipeline of new game releases such as Satisfactory and Deep Rock Galacticlook strong. I look forward to working together with Anton Westbergh and his team in the future,' commented THQ Nordic boss, Lars Wingefors.

Speaking of Bugbear's acquisition, he added:

'We have been working together with Janne Alanenpää and his team since 2016, and see continued great potential in Wreckfest as well as in Bugbear’s future games pipeline. Janne Alanenpää is a legend within action racing games, and the Bugbear team will bring important development capabilities earned from creating outstanding games during almost two decades. We are very excited to have been able to acquire Bugbear and their portfolio and our aim is to build Wreckfest together into a major franchise for THQ Nordic with the release to console coming up first in time.'

Darksiders 3 is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on November 27.