Nordic Games has announced MX vs. ATV Supercross, the first game in the off-road racing series to be developed by the publisher since acquiring the franchise earlier in the year.

Due for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and Linux in the first half of 2014, MX vs. ATV Supercross is described by Nordic as having "the scope of a downloadable game" and "maintaining the existing MX vs. ATV Alive and MX vs. ATV Reflex code".

The game is being developed by MX vs. ATV veterans, with multiple staff brought over from THQ Phoenix. The publisher says that the game will be bringing back Alive's Motoclub Depot and include a multiplayer mode. Further details will be announced soon.

"We're absolutely thrilled to be working with Nordic Games because they appreciate the team's passion and dedication to bring the feel of real motocross racing to MX vs. ATV fans. Not just the adrenaline rush, but the whole experience from top to bottom," said Ken George, executive producer of MX vs. ATV Supercross.

"A lot of the original team members have been aching to continue their passion: building the most authentic off-road racing games possible. The hiatus is over, and the team is back to work on MX vs. ATV with great new things to come."

Nordic Games' business & product development director Reinhard Pollice added: "We're all devoted fans of the MX vs. ATV games so being able to play a part in continuing this brilliant series is a dream come true. We're absolutely committed to ensuring Ken and his team receive the best support and the freedom to create the games they love making - and we're confident that the series will continue to grow from strength to strength. Supercross is just the start of our MX vs. ATV plans. 2014 and beyond will prove to be a hell of a ride."

Nordic Games acquired the rights to the MX vs. ATV IP from THQ during the publisher's assets sale earlier this year, alongside the rights to the Darksiders and Red Faction franchises.

Source: Nordic Games Press Release