Nordic Games has announced plans to rebrand itself as ‘THQ Nordic’.
The company acquired the THQ trademark back in 2014, a year after it bought former THQ franchises Darksiders, Red Faction, Full Spectrum Warrior, Destroy All Humans and more at auction.
However, it now plans to make use of the defunct publisher’s name officially, ditching the Nordic Games name and relaunching as THQ Nordic.
“Whilst we take great pride in our Swedish roots and accomplished a great deal under the Nordic Games masthead, we decided it was time to incorporate the THQ name,” said a representative for THQ Nordic. “Those key brands will continue to shape our business in a meaningful way going forward, and THQ Nordic represents a core approach of doing much more than “owning” a highly competitive portfolio of IPs.
“We cherish them, and align them with the very best development resources to expand upon them with the level of experience that communities and established fan bases expect and deserve. Side note – another upside to this whole rebrand thing is we don’t get asked about the Nordic Game parties at Gamescom anymore – it was the other guys who threw them.”
THQ Nordic says it currently has 23 game projects in development, 13 of which have yet to be announced. The “majority of these projects are based on former THQ owned IPs and franchises”, the company says.
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Here’s the full list of former THQ properties owned by THQ Nordic, as per Wikipedia.
- De Blob
- Deadly Creatures
- Destroy All Humans!
- Frontlines: Fuel of War
- Full Spectrum Warrior
- MX vs ATV
- Red Faction
- The Outfit
- Titan Quest
Source: Nordic Games/THQ Nordic