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Nordic Games Grab Substantial Chunk of Remaining THQ IP

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Posted on April 22, 2013 AT 03:54pm

Nordic Games, publishers of Painkiller HD and Singstar, have snatched up a sizable chunk of THQ’s second bankruptcy auction lots.

In a press release just issued, Nordic Games revealed they acquired the Darksiders series, the Red Faction series, the MX series, and more through a $4.9 million bid.

The company grabbed over 150 individual titles in what they call the “biggest acquisition deal in the company history.”

“First and foremost we are very happy about this deal which also turns over a new leaf for the entire Nordic Games Group. In the long term, we either want to cooperate with the original creators or best possible developers in order to work on sequels or additional content for these titles,” Lars Wingefors, owner and CEO of Nordic Games Group AB, said in the press release. “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 instalments of acquired IPs.”

Ownership of Homeworld and Drawn to Life were won by Gearbox Software and 505 Games, respectively.

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