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Larry Johnson 2016-08-12
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THQ as a brand has been dead for several years now after it went into liquidation in 2012, and although the following years saw its remaining games released through a variety of other publishers the THQ name has remained silent.

That's all set to change though with the rebranding of Nordic Games as THQ Nordic.

Nordic Games previously acquired a number of franchises from the late publisher after its liquidation including Red Faction and Destroy All Humans!

Now the company, which has a catalogue of 250 games and 60 trademarks is officially rebranding itself as THQ Nordic to make the most of the brands that it has acquired.

In the press release announcing the rebranding, THQ Nordic's founder and CEO Lars Wingefors said that the company currently has 23 games in development, with 13 yet to be announced.

We've got our fingers crossed that one of those unannounced titles is a new entry in the Red Faction series, which saw a couple of underrated releases in the form of Red Faction: Guerrilla and Red Faction Armageddon in 2009 and 2011 respectively.

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Cornelius Jones 2016-08-12
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Swedish developer Nordic Games has announced that it is re-branding itself as THQ Nordic, reviving the embattled THQ brand that it acquired in 2014.

With this rebrand we are entering the next phase in our company s evolution, the company explained in a press release.

As of now we have 23 game projects in development, 13 thereof have not yet been publicly announced, but are sure to be in the next months.

Needless to say, the majority of these projects are based on former THQ owned IPs and franchises.

One of the major game publishers of the early aughts, with franchises such as Saints Row, Red Faction, and Dawn of War, THQ famously imploded under financial duress and declared bankruptcy in December 2012.

Shortly thereafter, the company began liquidating assets and auctioning off its huge catalog of properties to other developers and publishers like Sega, Take-Two, and Ubisoft.

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Jermaine Dusenbery 2016-11-01
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THQ Nordic has acquired all projects, games, and franchises from Novalogic, including the well-regarded Delta Force series.

THQ Nordic, the company formerly known as Nordic Games, has announced the acquisition of all game-related IP from Novalogic, including the rights to the Delta Force games.

Nordic Games rescued the THQ brand from the scrap heap earlier this year when it announced it would change its name to THQ Nordic and would look to continued development of classic THQ franchises including Darksiders, Destroy All Humans!, Frontlines: Fuel of War, Titan Quest, and Red Faction, all of which it acquired from THQ during the company's bankruptcy.

Now, THQ Nordic has confirmed that it's resurrecting another company's classic games with the acquisition of game-related intellectual property from Novalogic.

'After 30 years of creating ground breaking computer and video games we are proud to pass the baton to THQ Nordic,' claimed Novalogic founder and chief executive John Garcia of the deal which effectively marks his company's exit from the gaming market.

'As individuals, they are enthusiastic gamers and as a company have shown the agility and acumen needed to propel our industry towards a much-needed reset.

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Shane Higgins 2016-07-28
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Last year, publisher Nordic Games and developer Gunfire — comprised partially of former Vigil Games staff — released Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition, an updated and enhanced version of the game for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

This left current-gen console owners with Death s underrated adventure, but they couldn t play the game that kicked off the series.

That s about to chance, as Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is on its way.

Developed for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Wii U, Darksiders: Warmastered Edition features native 1080p resolution, along with improvements to the rendering system, shadows, and post processing effects.

Texture resolutions have also been doubled, which may stand as the largest improvement from the original version of the game.

While Darksiders and its sequel use a vibrant, comic-inspired art style, it came at the cost of fidelity, with faces and certain environments lacking the detail we expect from AAA action games.

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Julian Dunkelberger 2016-07-28
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Nordic Games has announced Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, a remaster of the 2010 release for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U and PC.

The newly announced re-release will include a host of visual and mechanical improvements by developer NAIKO.

PS4 and Xbox One players will be playing the game at a native 1080p/60fps, however, this will drop to 30fps on Wii U.

The PC version will have an unrestricted framerate and the potential for 4K resolutions if your rig is up to the task.

Related: We Happy Few Review

You can check out a more comprehensive list of remastered features below:

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Johnny Huff 2016-08-12
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Back in 2007, game developer and publisher THQ s revenues hit a company record of $1 billion dollars.

Yet despite being responsible for series such as Saints Row, Dawn of War, and Red Faction, the firm filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and auctioned off its assets a year later.

But now the THQ name is returning.

Rival companies such as Sega, Take 2, and Ubisoft snapped up many of THQ s properties, with one lesser-known firm – Nordic Games – grabbing the likes of Supreme Commander, Red Faction, and the criminally-underrated Darksiders, along with the THQ trademark that allows the studio to publish games under the THQ name.

Now, Nordic Games has become THQ Nordic.

In a departure from the usual stale press releases, CEO Lars Wingefors said in a statement: One could say the most defining moment for our company happened in 2013, grabbing headlines like; Who the F*** is Nordic Games?

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Larry Johnson 2016-08-12
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THQ as a brand has been dead for several years now after it went into liquidation in 2012, and although the following years saw its remaining games released through a variety of other publishers the THQ name has remained silent.

That's all set to change though with the rebranding of Nordic Games as THQ Nordic.

Nordic Games previously acquired a number of franchises from the late publisher after its liquidation including Red Faction and Destroy All Humans!

Now the company, which has a catalogue of 250 games and 60 trademarks is officially rebranding itself as THQ Nordic to make the most of the brands that it has acquired.

In the press release announcing the rebranding, THQ Nordic's founder and CEO Lars Wingefors said that the company currently has 23 games in development, with 13 yet to be announced.

We've got our fingers crossed that one of those unannounced titles is a new entry in the Red Faction series, which saw a couple of underrated releases in the form of Red Faction: Guerrilla and Red Faction Armageddon in 2009 and 2011 respectively.

Jermaine Dusenbery 2016-11-01
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THQ Nordic has acquired all projects, games, and franchises from Novalogic, including the well-regarded Delta Force series.

THQ Nordic, the company formerly known as Nordic Games, has announced the acquisition of all game-related IP from Novalogic, including the rights to the Delta Force games.

Nordic Games rescued the THQ brand from the scrap heap earlier this year when it announced it would change its name to THQ Nordic and would look to continued development of classic THQ franchises including Darksiders, Destroy All Humans!, Frontlines: Fuel of War, Titan Quest, and Red Faction, all of which it acquired from THQ during the company's bankruptcy.

Now, THQ Nordic has confirmed that it's resurrecting another company's classic games with the acquisition of game-related intellectual property from Novalogic.

'After 30 years of creating ground breaking computer and video games we are proud to pass the baton to THQ Nordic,' claimed Novalogic founder and chief executive John Garcia of the deal which effectively marks his company's exit from the gaming market.

'As individuals, they are enthusiastic gamers and as a company have shown the agility and acumen needed to propel our industry towards a much-needed reset.

Julian Dunkelberger 2016-07-28
img

Nordic Games has announced Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, a remaster of the 2010 release for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U and PC.

The newly announced re-release will include a host of visual and mechanical improvements by developer NAIKO.

PS4 and Xbox One players will be playing the game at a native 1080p/60fps, however, this will drop to 30fps on Wii U.

The PC version will have an unrestricted framerate and the potential for 4K resolutions if your rig is up to the task.

Related: We Happy Few Review

You can check out a more comprehensive list of remastered features below:

Cornelius Jones 2016-08-12
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Swedish developer Nordic Games has announced that it is re-branding itself as THQ Nordic, reviving the embattled THQ brand that it acquired in 2014.

With this rebrand we are entering the next phase in our company s evolution, the company explained in a press release.

As of now we have 23 game projects in development, 13 thereof have not yet been publicly announced, but are sure to be in the next months.

Needless to say, the majority of these projects are based on former THQ owned IPs and franchises.

One of the major game publishers of the early aughts, with franchises such as Saints Row, Red Faction, and Dawn of War, THQ famously imploded under financial duress and declared bankruptcy in December 2012.

Shortly thereafter, the company began liquidating assets and auctioning off its huge catalog of properties to other developers and publishers like Sega, Take-Two, and Ubisoft.

Shane Higgins 2016-07-28
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Last year, publisher Nordic Games and developer Gunfire — comprised partially of former Vigil Games staff — released Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition, an updated and enhanced version of the game for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

This left current-gen console owners with Death s underrated adventure, but they couldn t play the game that kicked off the series.

That s about to chance, as Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is on its way.

Developed for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Wii U, Darksiders: Warmastered Edition features native 1080p resolution, along with improvements to the rendering system, shadows, and post processing effects.

Texture resolutions have also been doubled, which may stand as the largest improvement from the original version of the game.

While Darksiders and its sequel use a vibrant, comic-inspired art style, it came at the cost of fidelity, with faces and certain environments lacking the detail we expect from AAA action games.

Johnny Huff 2016-08-12
img

Back in 2007, game developer and publisher THQ s revenues hit a company record of $1 billion dollars.

Yet despite being responsible for series such as Saints Row, Dawn of War, and Red Faction, the firm filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and auctioned off its assets a year later.

But now the THQ name is returning.

Rival companies such as Sega, Take 2, and Ubisoft snapped up many of THQ s properties, with one lesser-known firm – Nordic Games – grabbing the likes of Supreme Commander, Red Faction, and the criminally-underrated Darksiders, along with the THQ trademark that allows the studio to publish games under the THQ name.

Now, Nordic Games has become THQ Nordic.

In a departure from the usual stale press releases, CEO Lars Wingefors said in a statement: One could say the most defining moment for our company happened in 2013, grabbing headlines like; Who the F*** is Nordic Games?