Nordic Games buys a chunk of old THQ properties including Darksiders, Red Faction

Nordic Games yesterday revealed that they've purchased a chunk of THQ's back catalog, spending $4.9 million for franchises including Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs ATV, Titan Quest and more.

All up, Nordic says they've acquired 50 THQ games, but have yet to release a full listing of them.

Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors told Game Informer that they'll spend E3 in talks with different developers to produce sequels in the franchises they've purchased.

"I am a business man within the games industry. We are not the creative, talented developer that brings out new versions in house. I understand the potential of the IPs," Wingefors said. "I respect the original creators and the creative people who are able to create sequels. In the past 24 hours, we have been contacted and there have been a few discussions (but I can't confirm names)."

You'll have to be patient for new games in those franchises, though.

"You won't see a new Darksiders this year," Wingefors said. "I don't believe in bringing out a shitty sequel."

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