The name THQ is dead no longer. LONG LIVE THQ!!!!!
Are you’re like myself and kinda miss seeing newly released games with the good-ol’ THQ iconic logo? Well we have some great new, because according to a representative from Nordic Games, the THQ trademark has been acquired by Nordic, so now we can likely expect old game series to rise from the dead (or at least developement purgatory), such as fan-favorite Darksiders (which is currently owned by Nordic Games).
Now, if it’s a quote that you’re looking for, here it is, straight from the general manager of Nordic Games Klemens Kruezer:
“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 f*** is Nordic Games?’ [that] we said, ‘Okay they were right. We have seen an uplift in the name of Nordic Games, and what we have also done is we have made a second deal with THQ where we bought the THQ trademark.”
The trademark was purchased in an agreement made outside of the April 2013 property auction following THQ’s demise. As a sucker of nostalgia (as well as someone with memories of buying THQ-branded names), it makes my giggle with glee that someone bought out THQ in its entirety and now we get to see what Nordic Games can do with it.
There’s quite a bit of expectations lying ahead, as Nordic will now have the legal ability to publish games under the THQ brand, and may do so with the MX vs. ATV series, as Nordic seemingly posted to THQ’s official Facebook page following the trademark purchase to remind fans of the likely return of the racing brand as they announced plans in December on publishing MX vs. ATV Supercross in the first half of this year. Also, Nordic Games owns the Darksiders and Red Faction series’ after the sale of THQ. Oh, the possibilities…..