Dead Publisher THQ Has Been Reanimated

By Keza MacDonald on at

You'll probably remember THQ, the video game publisher that eventually went bankrupt in 2012 after a long and not always illustrious history. Nordic Games bought up the rights to the THQ name and several different game properties back in June 2014, and as of today it is officially rebranding.

"One could say the most defining moment for our company happened in 2013, grabbing headlines like; 'Who the FUCK is Nordic Games?', 'Darksiders Gets Bought By…Nordic Games?', and 'Nordic Games explains who the f they are, plans for THQ assets'," says CEO Lars Wingefors, in a refreshingly amusing press release. "Funny enough, back then, this was so true. Until that point, we had been a low profile publisher uttering expletives of our own along the way, and all of a sudden we found ourselves in the international gaming media spotlight. We knew then, with great certainty, that we’d just made the best deal in our company's history."

The company has 23 games in development, it says, most of them based on former THQ games and franchises.