Back in December 2012, THQ filed for bankruptcy, and in January 2013, the company was no more. Its various IP were then auctioned, with Nordic Games buying several of those (including Darksiders). And today, Nordic Games announced they would go one step further, and officially become THQ Nordic.
In the press release where this was announced, THQ Nordic reveals they currently have 23 game projects in development, including 13 that are yet to be announced (it looks like they will be announced in the upcoming months). Of course, it’s impossible to know how many of those 13 unannounced titles are for Nintendo platforms, but that’s something we should find out in due time.
Here’s the new logo of the company:
- 2008: Nordic Games debuts as a mini-venture to self-publish titles like Dance Party Club Hits, Kart Racer and Truck Racer on PlayStation 2 and Wii.
- 2009: We Sing launched (million-seller)
- 2011: first acquisitions, transition from a two-platform games publisher to a multi-platform, multi-genre publisher
- 16 individual IP and franchise acquisitions
- more than 250 actively sold games
- 60 trademarks
- hundreds of web domains
- a few patents for hardware and software.
- 61 game development projects were initiated and have launched,
- 82 jobs created (325 if you take into account external development teams)
- 2 development studios setup (Phoenix, Arizona, and Munich, Germany)
- from 2 employees at first, to 84 nowadays
Source: THQ Nordic PR