THQ Lives Again

THQ Lives Again
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Like Hannibal Lecter wearing that guard’s face, Nordic Games are planning to publish games under the THQ name and trademark.

This post originally appeared on Kotaku UK.

Helping the company perfect its skinsuit is that it also owns all THQ’s social media channels including Twitter and Facebook. Apparently Nordic feels that THQ is a more recognisable name to publish under. Even its own general manager Klemens Kruezer admits that, telling Polygon, “The challenging fact is nobody has ever heard about Nordic Games before [the THQ auction]. There were so many articles with the headlines ‘Who the fuck is Nordic Games?’ We said, ok they were right.”

Following the auction Kruezer said the company saw “an uplift in the name of Nordic Games,” and that led to a second deal to buy the THQ trademark. As far as actual titles, Nordic had previously snapped up the rights to Darksiders, Red Faction and MX vs ATV, and have updated THQ’s Facebook once so far about the last game. (Via Gamasutra.)

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