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Darksiders and Red Faction compilations coming later this year from Nordic Games

Posted on February 13, 2014 AT 11:09am

Nordic Games, the publisher that purchased the Darksiders and Red Faction properties from the burned-out husk of THQ, will be releasing a bundled collections of each game in both franchises later this year.

The Darksiders Collection will include both games in the series as well as all DLC. That’s coming to PS3 and Xbox 360—as well as PC, though there it’s being called Darksiders Complete.

The Red Faction Collection on PS3 will include the original game, Guerilla, Armageddon, and that title’s Path of War DLC. The PC version, called Red Faction Complete and will also include Red Faction 2. No Red Faction compilation will be released for Xbox 360, apparently because it failed to meet Microsoft’s guidelines for game re-releases.

According to an Amazon.co.uk listing, the collections will retail for £35—meaning $50 to $60 in the U.S.—but no official word has been given on pricing.

While the aforementioned Amazon listing had the Darksiders Collection slated for March 14, Nordic later confirmed to Eurogamer that neither compilation has a firm release date as of yet. Both are targeted for the second quarter of the year, sometime between April and June.

In the same statement, the company also cautioned that these re-releases don’t mean any new titles are on the way—at least not yet. “The collections are a good way for us to keep a close eye on the community and if we were ever to go ahead with new game development in the franchises, their feedback will be eagerly received,” Nordic said.

That might be disheartening to fans hoping that a new Darksiders or Red Faction game was already in the works, but it’s far from surprising. When the acquisition was first made back in April, Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors made it clear that the company wasn’t planning to run before they could walk.

“A very important point for us is not to dash into several self-financed multi-million dollar projects right away, but rather to continue our in-depth analysis of all titles and carefully selecting different financing models for developing new installments of acquired IPs,” he said.


Josh Harmon, Associate Editor
Josh Harmon picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn't looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Follow him on Twitter @jorshy. Meet the rest of the crew.

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