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Nordic Games describes early plans for Darksiders, Red Faction

Nordic Games describes early plans for Darksiders, Red Faction

Nordic Games' acquisition of THQ franchises like Darksiders and Red Faction came as a surprise, partly because of the company's relative obscurity. Some time has passed now, though, and the publisher has started to talk about what it plans to do with those properties.

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"oh got it. I got confused cause Alan Wake was in that list, but they just did the PC port I'm ..."
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Nordic Games sees 'great potential' in Darksiders and Red Faction sequels

Nordic Games sees 'great potential' in Darksiders and Red Faction sequels

Nordic Games shocked the gaming world yesterday, when they announced that they had acquired pretty much every remaining IP in THQ's stable. The relatively unknown publisher now owns the rights to Darksiders. So, what's next?

"I'm impressed with the love and interest that those IPs, especially Darksiders, are bringing," CEO Lars Wingefors said. "You can see Nordic Games as a middle man in order to create great new sequels. If we can find the right team with the right terms, I'm sure we can find the right financial solution to make it happen."

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"Seems like these IP's are in relatively good hands. They're good titles, you just need to ..."
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Nordic Games picks up Darksiders, Red Faction, and more from THQ

Nordic Games picks up Darksiders, Red Faction, and more from THQ

Nordic Games has picked up most of THQ's remaining IPs. The bankrupt publisher sold its biggest names at an auction earlier this year. Its remaining assets were bundled up, with Nordic Games the big winner.

For $4.9 million, the company has acquired Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs ATV, "Other Owned Software," and "Other Licensed Software." Some noteworthy titles in those bundles include Destroy All Humans, Supreme Commander, Marvel Super Hero Squad, Frontlines, and Full Spectrum Warrior.

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"if they treat these IPs the same way as Painkiller, prepare to be sad."
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Red Faction: Armageddon sales below expectations, Volition moving on

Red Faction: Armageddon sales below expectations, Volition moving on

THQ has been undergoing a dramatic transformation as of late. A newfound focus on core games has led THQ to... further losses. For the quarter ending June 30th, the company reported a net loss of $38.4 million, and a certain game took the spotlight for the financial shortcoming. "We are disappointed in our first quarter financial performance," Brian Farrell, THQ CEO said. "Sales of Red Faction: Armageddon and our licensed kids titles were below our expectations."

The low sales figures may have been the death knell of the franchise.

READ MORE: What's to blame? The quality »

"Armageddon had too much release competition. I'll probably still play it, but I likely won't ..."
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