The news is in and the final THQ assets have been auctioned off to the highest bidder. Franchises like Darksiders, Red Faction and Homeworld finally have homes, but some of them may not be what you expected. The full results are below:
Winning bid: $1.35M – Gearbox Software
Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs ATV, Other Owned Software (includes Destroy all Humans!, Summoner and more), and Other Licensed Software (includes Marvel Super Hero Squad, Supreme Commander and more) (IP)
Winning bid: $4.9 million from Nordic Games Licensing AB
Drawn to Life and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (IP)
Winning bid: $300,000 – 505 Games
Now, before you have a chance to ask, I’ll answer your question of “Who the hell is Nordic Games?” Well, let me tell you. They have been around for a couple years and have published games like Painkiller HD, Singstar, Book of Unwritten Tales and upcoming games like The Raven and Deadfall Adventures. CEO of Nordic Games,m Lars Wingefors, had some very interesting bits of information:
“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. 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.”
Nordic Games and THQ expect the US Bankruptcy Court to hear the motion for the sale on May 13, 2013 and to finalize the purchase transactions thereafter. You can also join onto the forums they opened up to discuss the sale directly with gamers here.
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