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Friday - November 20, 2020
THQ Nordic - Acquires Eleven Game Developers
DSOGaming reports that Embracer Group, which is the parent of THQ Nordic, Deep Silver and Saber Interactive, has acquired 11 Game Developers and a QA and PR group.
Below is the full list of studios and groups in Embracer Group’s acquisition.
- A Thinking Ape Entertainment – The developers of mobile free-to-play titles CasinoX and Kingdoms at War
- Zen Studios – The Budapest studio behind the Pinball FX games, with expansions based on properties like Star Wars and The Walking Dead
- Snapshot Games – The development team behind Phoenix Point will “expand the Phoenix Point universe” and “bring new IP to a global audience” following the acquisition
- Nimble Giant Entertainment – The Argentinian studio behind Champions of Regnum and Quantum League
- 34BigThings – The Italian studio responsible for the Redout racing game series
- Mad Head Games – A Serbian studio specializing in mystery and Hidden Object games.
- Purple Lamp Studios – The Austrian team behind Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated, who are set to put their “ambitious plans into action” following the acquisition
- IUGO Mobile Entertainment – A Vancouver based-studio working on mobile free-to-play games, previously responsible for The Walking Dead: Road to Survival
- Coffee Stain North – A smaller studio and partner of Coffee Stain Studios, who has worked on Goat Simulator and A Story About My Uncle
- Silent Games – A Newcastle-based studio working on its debut IP, a long-lasting co-op franchise where players will “unearth deep secrets of an ancient civilization.” The first game is set for a 2023 launch.
- Flying Wild Hog – The Polish studio behind the Shadow Warrior series of games, Flying Wild Hog is now working on “four projects together with well reputable external publishers”
Wednesday - May 22, 2019
THQ Nordic - Acquires Piranha Bytes
@DSOGaming THQ Nordic has acquired Piranha Bytes and with it the IP for Gothic, Risen, and Elex.
THQ Nordic announced today that the acquisition of the Piranha Bytes team and trademark and the intellectual property Gothic has been finalised. Piranha Bytes’ rights to Risen and ELEX were also acquired. The newly formed entity (Piranha Bytes GmbH, Essen, Germany) will host the entire development team and is a 100% subsidiary of THQ Nordic GmbH, based in Vienna, Austria.
Wednesday - February 13, 2019
THQ Nordic - Acquires Warhorse Studios
@DSOGaming THQ Nordic has acquired Warhorse Studios who were responsible for Kingdom Come: Deliverance.
THQ Nordic/Koch Media announced that it has acquired award-winning Warhorse Studios, the studio behind Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Warhorse and Koch Media have also announced that the title has sold over 2 million copies across all platforms by now.
Friday - November 30, 2018
THQ Nordic - Not All IPs Will Get Sequels
Recently, while speaking with GamesIndustry (in the very same interview where he responded to Darksiders 3’s mixed reception), THQ Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors said that fans shouldn’t expect to see sequels from every one of THQ Nordic’s over 100 IPs. “Out of the more than 100 IPs we own, you shouldn’t expect sequels from all of them because not all IPs are relevant any more,” said Wingefors.
Thursday - November 15, 2018
THQ Nordic - Acquires Logic Artists
THQ Nordic has acquired the Expeditions series according to this tweet.
We are happy to announce that THQNordic has acquired the intellectual properties for the Expedition Series. Together with @LogicArtists, we also agreed to start development of a third game!#THQNordic #ExpeditionsViking #ExpeditionsConquistador pic.twitter.com/m3ASBSqSEQ— THQNordic (@THQNordic) November 15, 2018
Tuesday - August 14, 2018
THQ Nordic - Announces Jagged Alliance: Rage!
Jagged Alliance: Rage! has been announced by THQ Nordic.
Jagged Alliance: Rage! coming this fallJagged Alliance: Rage! is the first game to be published by HandyGames, the latest family member of the THQ Nordic network. HandyGames will act as an independent publisher, focussing on small and mid-sized projects or 3rd-party indie games.
Jagged Alliance is back – With a new take on turn-based tactics, adventure elements and the well-known quirky mercenaries!
Set 20 years after the first Jagged Alliance, this spin-off lets you experience a road trip into a jungle hell to test your mind and body to the limits!
This time it’s just you and a few allies versus an entire island ruled by a drug overlord and his crazed army.
Constantly on the brink of breakdown, faced with dehydration and no support from home, you lead a team of seasoned mercenaries against vastly outnumbering armed forces.
Use tactical brilliance and guerilla tactics to destroy their structures and strengthen the island’s population to take back what is rightfully theirs.
Do you have what it takes to rise to old glory?
- 2 Player online co-op modeDeep turn-based tactical gameplay mixed with adventure elements
- Choose a variety of tactics ranging from stealth to brute force
- Strong character personalities with own skills, desires and personal conflicts
- Rage skills: Unique character abilities that get more powerful over the course of the battle
- Powerful Commanders coordinate enemy troops on the battlefields
- Face terrifying experimental drugs and use them to manipulate your enemies
Friday - July 20, 2018
THQ Nordic - Announces Gamescom Lineup
Dualshockers reports that THQ Nordic have announced their Gamescom 2018 lineup.
Today THQ Nordic announced its lineup of games that will be presented at Gamescom 2018.
The publisher that took THQ’s mantle in semi-recent times will have a rather diverse range of titles, starting with the first publicly playable appearance of Darksiders III. More playable games will include Biomutant, Generation Zero and Fade to Silence.
We’re also getting to see Wreckfest and Townsmen VR.
On top of that, there will be two unannounced games that the publisher isn’t disclosing just yet.
Saturday - May 26, 2018
THQ Nordic - Weekend Sale at GOG
THQ Nordic is having a sale over the weekend at GOG.
Deals of The Highest Quality.
You're into RPGs, perhaps? Turn-based, action, or just plain EPIC RPGs? Maybe you'd rather go with strategy, adventure, or action-adventure. Doesn't matter, really, since THQ Nordic's catalog's got it all. In spades. Also discounts up to 80%. In today's Weekend Sale.Now some suggestions to get you started:As the spiritual successor to the celebrated Gothic series, ELEX throws strong sci-fi elements, mutant creatures, and a diverse setting into the mix, updating the Piranha Bytes formula for a new era.Just look at that artstyle. LOOK AT IT. Now back to this newspost. Now to the artstyle again. It's so hard to turn away. But apart from the rad visuals, Battle Chasers: Nightwar combines punchy jRPG gameplay and a rich story for a lengthy adventure based on the acclaimed comic book series.The THQ Nordic Weekend Sale ends May 28, 10pm UTC.
Wednesday - February 14, 2018
THQ Nordic - Acquires Deep Silver parent Koch Media
@Gematsu THQ Nordic has acquired Koch Media which means THQ Nordic now has access to the Metro and Saints Row IP.
“Koch Media has a long history of profitability despite losses incurred from some less successful game releases,” THQ Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors said in the press release. “THQ Nordic is convinced that the development studios of Deep Silver as part of THQ Nordic will successfully deliver at least four ongoing AAA game projects including Metro Exodus as well as the next Volition Studio AAA release and the next Dambuster Studio AAA release, together with a number of other game development and publishing titles.”
Friday - December 08, 2017
THQ Nordic - Jagged Alliance leaked
It appears that both of THQ Nordic’s surprises for this year’s The Video Games Awards have been leaked. The official website for Jagged Alliance pretty much confirms that THQ Nordic will be shortly announcing a new game.
Thursday - December 07, 2017
THQ Nordic - Countdown to Reveal
THQ Nordic has a new game to reveal and a countdown page. The hashtag reads #endlesswinter and the keywords reveal that the game will launch on Steam.
Sunday - November 19, 2017
THQ Nordic - Acquires Experiment 101
@Gamasutra THQ Nordic has acquired Experiment 101 who are currently working on Biomutant.
The deal includes the development studio and all intellectual property rights to Biomutant, a post-apocalyptic action RPG scheduled to release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC in 2018.
THQ Nordic was already working with Experiment 101 as Biomutant's publisher, but the company said it couldn't ignore the "significant potential" shown by both the game and its development team.
"After the strong reception Biomutant received at its announcement at Gamescom 2017, we are excited to have been able to acquire Experiment 101 and Biomutant," explained THQ Nordic CEO, Lars Wingefors.
"Our aim is to build Biomutant into one of our major franchises. The recruitment of Stefan Ljungqvist and his talented team brings important new power to THQ Nordic.
"In addition to continue leading the Biomutant franchise, Stefan will advise on our strategy, future acquisitions and further game development projects."
Sunday - August 20, 2017
THQ Nordic - Biomutant Leaked
@Eurogamer THQ Nordics Post-Apocalyptic Kung Fu suprise has been revealed as Biomutant by a German magazine.
A German magazine has spoiled a THQ Nordic Gamescom surprise: a post-apocalyptic open-world kung-fu action role-playing game called Biomutant, which is a bit of a mouthful.
In a tweet of the magazine advert, via Reddit, a kind of scruffy cat/fox/something stands on two legs with a large sword slung over its shoulder. It is armoured and wearing a bullet belt, and there is a large cricket - of course there is - on its shoulder.
The ad says "Anfang 2018", which translates to "beginning 2018". Does that mean it will be released at the beginning of next year?
Wednesday - August 16, 2017
THQ Nordic - Announce Black Mirror
@PCGamer THQ Nordic have announced a reboot of the gothic horror adventure Black Mirror.
"Even players unfamiliar with the previous games in the series can also enjoy Black Mirror," so reads a statement from THQ Nordic. "The major difference between the new and old Black Mirror, apart from the modern graphics of course, will be a new gameplay element: interaction with vision-like apparitions."
Speaking to that last part, said vision-like apparitions will help players learn more about the past of the protagonist's family as the game's eerie atmosphere echoes the style of Edgar Allan Poe and HP Lovecraft.
Not much more to go on for now, however Black Mirror is due November 28, 2017. More information can be found via its official site.
Tuesday - July 25, 2017
THQ Nordic - Gamescom Lineup
THQ Nordic has announced its gamescom 2017 lineup and it includes two unannounced IPs, one of which is an RPG set in a post apocalyptic setting with kung fu stuff.
THQ Nordic announces its gamescom 2017 line-up
July 25, 2017
It's that time of the year again... THQ Nordic to present its biggest line-up so far at the Koelnmesse, Cologne, from 22nd August.
Vienna, Austria, July 25th 2017: Gamescom, one of the world's biggest gaming conventions, is upon us and THQ Nordic is happy to announce its biggest line up so far. This year, during the event in Cologne, Germany, THQ Nordic will present a total of eight games, with two yet to be announced.
The short breakdown: Journalists and players alike can look forward to playing a near-to-final version of ELEX, the open world RPG from Piranha Bytes. Coming to PlayStationTM4, Xbox One and PC on October 17th.
Battle Chasers: Nightwar was nominated for the "Best RPG of E3" award and is shaping up nicely for its multi-platform release on October 3rd. For the first time, you can get your hands on the game on the Nintendo Switch.
The multiplayer beta of SpellForce 3 is now running and has already seen thousands of players contributing providing valuable feedback to the development process. At gamescom, the focus will be on SpellForce 3's deep single-player campaign.
First-person underwater shooter Aquanox: Deep Descent will show its campaign for the first time to journalists and players alike.
For The Guild 3 you cannot only expect to see an improved version and advanced gameplay, but we will also have a surprise announcement to make.
The recently announced cooperation with Bugbear Entertainment for Wreckfest allows the game to make a pit stop at gamescom where it will show off a raft of new content for upcoming updates.
The first new announcement is a brand new original IP. This open world RPG is set in a unique universe and will be a post-apocalyptic kung-fu fable.
The second new announcement is a new instalment of a well-known, mysterious and horrific IP.
THQ Nordic will be in gamescom's Entertainment Area, Hall 8, Booth A011. All the games revealed above will be fully playable during the show.
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