Darksiders Has A New Home, But It’s Not At Crytek
Yesterday finally marked the end of the entire THQ shut down with the last licenses being sold off to three bidders for a rather low sum of $6.55 million. Some prominent franchises finally found new homes, most notably Darksiders, Red Faction and MX vs. ATV, but where they ended up might be a little surprising to most.
Nordic Games (don’t ask, I hadn’t heard of them either) managed to pick up Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs. ATV and Destroy All Humans! in the finally bid, as well as a number of other THQ owned and licensed software. Nordic Games weren’t the only ones who managed to pick up something, with Gearbox Software acquiring the rights to the Homeworld franchise for $1.35 million. This seems like an odd move considering the publishers previous titles, but Gearbox have promised to keep the franchise in it’s “purest form” with upcoming titles.
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But if you’re wondering who the hell Nordic Games are, you aren’t the only one. Nordic Games has yet to develop or release anything really notable, but the studio was involved in helping Remedy Entertainment bring Alan Wake to PC last year. Additionally, the publisher was also responsible for publishing the Painkiller: Hell & Damnation remake.
But that’s really all you can find about Nordic Games. Whether this means Darksiders and Red Faction will receive fresh starts has yet to be seen, but I wouldn’t exactly feel as though they’ve gone to good homes. Then again, I could be completely wrong.