Silver and Desperados IP bought by Nordic Games

"When will they make a new System Shock?" you ask, sticky little hands tugging at my hem. "I want a new F-Zero. Where's my new No One Lives Forever? What happened to Desperados and Silver?" I stop you there, because curiously someone's showing interest in those last two. Publisher Nordic Games today announced it has closed a deal with Atari to buy the rights to cowboy tactics 'em up series Desperados and action-RPG Silver.

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"When will they make a new System Shock?" you ask, sticky little hands tugging at my hem. "I want a new F-Zero. Where's my new No One Lives Forever? What happened to Desperados and Silver?" I stop you there, because curiously someone's showing interest in those last two. Publisher Nordic Games today announced it has closed a deal with Atari to buy the rights to cowboy tactics 'em up series Desperados and action-RPG Silver. As well as raking in the money from selling the existing games--they're all available on various digital distributors--Nordic says it'll work on "evaluation of sequels & new content". Spellbound's Desperados games were respectable enough real-time tactical affairs set in the wild west, and while they may not be famous that probably meant they weren't too expensive, and the name does still carry a little weight. The first game hit PC in 2001, followed by sequel Cooper's Revenge in 2006 then Helldorado in 2009. The announcement only mentions the first two, so it seems Helldorado wasn't included. Picking up Silver, however, is quite curious. It's a little-known RPG from 1999, released on PC and Dreamcast to middling reviews, and never even received a sequel. Puzzling. Nordic has opened forums for people to, the press release says, "openly discuss on how these titles should move forward". Look, it's an Austrian company; cut it some slack.

Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive

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    June 24, 2013 9:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Silver and Desperados IP bought by Nordic Games.

    "When will they make a new System Shock?" you ask, sticky little hands tugging at my hem. "I want a new F-Zero. Where's my new No One Lives Forever? What happened to Desperados and Silver?" I stop you there, because curiously someone's showing interest in those last two. Publisher Nordic Games today announced it has closed a deal with Atari to buy the rights to cowboy tactics 'em up series Desperados and action-RPG Silver.

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      June 24, 2013 9:34 AM

      Not sure about Silver. I liked the game like most but some pretty nifty games have come out in its ilk. Maybe they are considering something more tablet based. Desperado on the other hand is a pretty sweet game. Part 1 more than 2. I can see a modern revival of this game. I hope they keep it as it is now, but better.

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      June 24, 2013 10:24 AM

      TIE FIGHTER or GTFO

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      June 24, 2013 10:58 AM

      Desperados was one of those games I always played when it first came out but was absolutely terrible at. Because the Demo came free with some Corn Flakes.

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        June 25, 2013 1:39 AM

        I finished it, really nice game. Never got into the sequel though.

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        June 25, 2013 3:24 AM

        I genuinely loved desperados but man that game was long. I got really far but I don't think I ever managed to finish it.

        The sequels were really not so good. I really wish someone would bring a Desperados/Commandos style 2D game to iOS.

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          June 25, 2013 4:20 AM

          Yer the first Desperados was great, loved that game. Still need to finish it again, bought it again on gog.com.

          Yer would be cool if someone bought that genre back.

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      June 25, 2013 1:37 AM

      They also have Red Faction, right?

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