The Legend Of THQnix: Dead Publisher Is Back, Kinda

THQ is dead, long live NordicTHQ. The world’s greatest purveyor of Good 7/10 Action Games sadly succumbed to bankruptcy and closed down in 2013, but most of its assets, studios and franchises were bought up by various other firms. Gearbox got Homeworld, Sega got Relic, Deep Silver got Saints Row and young Swedish publisher Nordic Games got Darksiders, Red Faction, Supreme Commander and a bunch of other stuff left among the ashes. As well as, it transpires, the THQ name. Nordic is now to be known as ‘THQNordic‘.

Not the most elegant of portmanteaus, perhaps, but I imagine it slips a little big brand familiarity into a name that otherwise might seem to imply a Scandi niche. Though they also claim that it’s because too many people asked, to quote the press release, “Who the FUCK is Nordic Games?” when they bought Darksiders.

Write Nordic THQNordic, “While we take great pride in our Swedish roots and accomplished a great deal under the Nordic Games masthead, we decided it was time to incorporate the THQ name. Those key brands will continue to shape our business in a meaningful way going forward, and THQ Nordic represents a core approach of doing much more than “owning” a highly competitive portfolio of IP. We cherish them, and align them with the very best development resources to expand upon them with the level of experience that communities and established fan bases expect and deserve.”

They also claim to have 23 games in development, 13 of which are unannounced, but “the majority of these projects are based on former THQ owned IPs and franchises.” Darksiders isn’t the only one they’ve got, see. Despite Sega taking Relic, that studio’s Moreau-ish RTS Impossible Creatures is with THQNordic, for instance, as is Red Faction, Supreme Commander, Titan Quest, Full Spectrum Warrior, MX vs ATV, Destroy all Humans!, Summoner and Marvel Super Hero Squad.

I’ll just bet a new Red Faction is in the offing alongside the much-teased Darksiders III. So how about a Titan Quest 2 or Supreme Commander 3 from THQNordic, then eh?

There is no suggestion, at least as yet, that any of these IPs’ original devs have returned, but given that Nordic’s public face is unconventionally friendly and casual (there’s a touch of the Devolver to them), it’s certainly not impossible that they’d strive for maximum goodwill. THQNordic do, however, already have two studios of their own: Grimlore in Munich and Rainbow Studios in Phoenix.

New logo too, as you’ll see atop this post, which resurrect’s THQ’s familiar big, red Q.

Welcome back. Now let’s have some more of those perfect 7s, please.

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23 Comments

  1. Optimaximal says:

    Means they don’t have to dig into all the old THQ releases on Steam and replace the intro/attract logos, like SEGA did to all the Relic games.

    • PancakeWizard says:

      Well, they kind of do. And that’s OK, isn’t it? I quite like it when the logos update. It shows they’re at least looking at their properties.

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    LarsBR says:

    Man, I would love to see a new Full Spectrum Warrior, focusing on the puzzly aspects of the first game (which felt much weaker in game 2, didn’t finish it).

    • Sound says:

      Agreed – tactical, squad based gameplay is something horribly under-done. Particularly compared to the vast saturation of do-it-yourself FPS’.

      In fact, I think that the recent Doom really highlights the dynamics that run&gun games most excel at – sci-fi, non-realistic, bullet-sponging, fast paced…

      By contrast, if you’re doing modern setting with an eye to realism, serious-faced first person kill-em-all is pretty discordant. Spec Ops: The Line, and what it tried to illustrate & satirize, comes to mind for me.

      But Full Spectrum Warrior’s big conceit was always an attempt at realism. I think that it’s crunchiness, puzzle-like decision-making emphasis, and don’t-make-a-wrong-move pacing is the best fit for the serious-face modern soldier frame. Moreover, by changing your primary mode of interfacing with challenges your team, rather than your guns, you are given a better tool for the task at hand.

      Same’s true with the Brothers In Arms series.

      We need more FSW and BIA, and less CoD.

  3. Monggerel says:

    ̶̢̹̯̩̺͂̽̒ͣ͊̽̐̋ͪ̍́͘ ̭̦̲̝͎͚͖̦͖̈́̓͑ͥ͛̊̉̇̀̌̒̂̏̅͆ͭ͂́͡ͅ ̡̢̛̳̰̤̦̯͕ͣ̐̑̔͌͟͞ ̵̡̻͎̳̺͔͚̠̥̓̆͒ͭ̔ͨͩ͑̚͟͝ ̸̶̤̙͖͓̩͚̺̦̜͍̤͇̲̼̫̗͓̭ͮ̊ͭ̇̋͂̈̋ͧ̅ͬ͗̏͗ͣ͠ ̭͖̝͍̙̝̙̜̙̩̾͐ͥ̒́͆̓͑ͯ̍̿ͬ̿̃̄̾̍͂͘͡ ̷̙̰͉̣̞̩̱̘̬̭͉̩̈́̏̊͂̊͋̾ͤ̀̉ͣͩ͟͜ ̮̯͇̪̮̠͚̠̭̤ͩ̄͑ͭ̃̾̋ͯ̄̾̕͜͡ͅͅ ̛ͥ͒ͩͮͧ̚͠͝͏̧͎̼͔̞̤̬ͅ ̡͆ͤͯ̅̍͋ͯ͏͙̲̭̯͚ ̸̢̙̜̥̙̹̤̜̻̥͉͚̮̗̮̦̪̙̅̎̍̾͗́͢ ̰̜͈̗͉̭̙̥͕ͥ̈́̎ͥͯ͗ͣͣ͒͊̊̈́ͨ͐̔͂͛̓̕͘͡ ̶̣̱͉̰̞͍̿̐ͯ͒͆ͤ̈́ͩ͋ ̶̶̶̟̣̦̙̼̟͓̟͇̜̪̹̲̦̳̐ͣ̈́͆ͭͭͤͮ̕ ̸̫͔͖͓̬̝̰̩͇͔̩̙̎ͩ̽͂ͤ̐̈́̂̀́ ̴̽̍͊̿̇ͥͧ̈́̉̐ͬ̂̇̋ͩ̈ͬ̚҉̸̫̤̻̹͈͕͍͍̫̺̩͕ͅͅͅͅ ̶̵̵̶͖̠̫̲̣̂͗̊ͪͮ̋̍̈́͆ͯ̈͜ ̸̨̻͈͙̳̹͎͍̥͉͓̣̈̇̊̅ͯ̒͗͂̊ͪ͜ ̘̼͔͉̠̟͇̼͚͈̬̹̳̺̊̓ͮ̉̽͊͊̇̀ͅ ̜̳̥͚̍ͥ̓ͣ͌̔ͬͦͦ̀̄͊͠ ̷̝͖̻̼̪̝͇̫͕̱͗̏̓̾̄̈̊͊̕͞͝ ̀̍̋́̽͏̰̪̼̼̞̥̮͈̯̩͓̥̗̝̩̳̜͓́̕ͅ ̢̨̠̭̺̼͐̃̊ͪ͂ͧ̓ͨ̋ͭͪ͒ͩͣ̂ͭͧ̀̚ ̡̠̘̻̰̹̣̞̩̆͊ͧ̂ͤ̓̈́ͯͬ̾ͦͅ ̴̷̲͉̥͍̬͖̮̋̑ͣ̓͑͐̾ͦ̋̂ͤ̾́̔ͪ̀͟͜ ͍̦̯̮̬͙͂̾̒̽͆̒̀͊̌̂͌̉ͣ͂͘͝ ̴̡̣̻̘͚͕̲͚̻̦̾ͧͯͫͤ̍ͫ̃͊ͣ͛̅͜ ̷̵̘̜͍̺͕̘̭̳͚̓ͣ̎̑̾͊͗ͦ̐̀̎ͩ́̐ͦ͊̐̒͜͡ ̵̨̛̘͓͍͔̗̠̌̌̒ͯͫ͋̌̾̎̈ͥ̏ͅ ̷̗̠̜̣̟͈͙͔̘̗̀ͫ̅̂̂̽ͤ̈̊̂̚̚̚̕ ̢̬̼̝̱̯̭͉̖̖͉̔̍̏ͬ̂͌̈̕͠ͅ ̵̂̈́ͮ̍̿͞͡҉̧̜̪͎̞̦ ̡̽ͮ̈͛̽ͭͥ̾̏ͬ҉̬͈̥̦̩͔̲̙̳͇͎͍̝̳̳̬̳̀͜ͅ ̵̸̧͓̼̯͔͙̼͙̳͇͓̰͓̝̖͕̫̀̄̒͂͛̏̔̑ͣ̀ͭ͠ͅ ̸̹̗̻̹̼͖͕͙̣͈͙̟̜͇͉͖̄̉͊̄́͝ͅ ̢̠̱̦̫ͪͤͣ̍̓ͭ̉̿̊̿̓̅ͩͧ̾͞ ̮̘̱̳̱̗̠̹̙̪͇̦̳͖̲̹̯͔̐ͭ͌ͩ̍ͯ̿ͭ̅̃͋̈́͆̊̀̚͠͠ͅ ̨̧̛̤̥̣̜̜̺̅̑̆̆͌́̆͟ ̢̨̟̻̱̘̐ͨͩͤͯ͒̀ͩ̋̄̃ͫͮ̅̇̓̽͛̚ ̢͒̋ͭ́ͪ̋͌̄ͮ̇͐͒̇̎̆͏̜̘͕͓̘̬͚͍̠̦̮̮̩ ̷̷̮̻̤͎̼̬̳̥͓͎͚͒ͦͪͫ͆̋̑̿̕ͅͅ ̨ͯ̈̒͐ͩ̇͠͏̷̮͖̺͍̯̼̻͇͔ ͮ͆ͣͥ͊̃̾ͫ͜͏̼̠̥̤͚̥̫̩̖̖̜̟̖̫̭͉̞͙̼ ̷̪̻͖̮͔̯̱̰̳͔͙̯̮̠̹̩̘̬̍̊̂̆́͆̓͘͡ ̪̭̯̖̭͔̼̱͚͖͑͐̽̑ͮ̄ͬͯ̇̚̕ ̖̗͎̫̯̟̪̪̯͔̺͉͇̯̫̹̭̄̔ͨͪ̅ͭ̆ͫ̾̍ͪͭ̃ͣ̇ͬ̚͜͞ ̵̴͍̠̖̩̟̞̮̖̬̩̥̲̻̮̾͐͑̆̒͑ͥ̓ͨ̔͒͢͞͠ͅ ̵̴̿ͥ̓ͧͬ̂̂͛̾͗̌̈͏̬̗͎̰̜͇̩ ̴̨̥̙̦̪͚̜͈̃͑̾͋́ ̝̩̮͙͚̻̙̞͖͓̹̹̙͍̗͋̇ͭͭ̔͐ͫ̓̉̓̏̍́͞ ̶̨͙͉̱̳ͬ̓ͬͦ̔̎̐̉͂̉ ̨̰̦̼͈͙͎͖͎̫̥̘͓͍̱͒ͥ̉͛ͮ̚̚̚͘͜͝ ͗̽̌̈́̿ͯͮ̿̒̀ͦ͋ͫͫͩͤͦͩ̚͏̵҉̜̯̜̯͞ ̸̛̛̱͓̬̩̳̭̼̦̥͖̟̹̖͓̲͇̪̱ͪ̑͌ ͥ̂ͣͩ̐̆̅ͨ̌͌̈́͆̆ͧͦͨ͂ͦ̎͏̸҉̧͈̞͓̻͔̪̱̞͇̙̠̳̜͕͓͟ ̷̶͓͚̲̹͗̒̄ͧ̀̉͑ͦ̔ͯͦ͐͐ͣ̊͊͗ ̶̷̧̛͉̗̦̱̙͉͓̙̲̪̖̹̹͚̋͐ͯ̿͌̑͂͋̐͞ ̵̧̦̦̼̫̥͙̗̤̩͖͇̦̽ͭ̎̒͂͐͝ ̧̫̺̗̹̪̳́ͧ̾̄ͭͥ ̸̷̵̯̣̜͖̪͕͓̥̮̩̣͒̔͛ͬͣ̐ͤ̉̋́ ̉͗ͨ̀͑̋̍́͜҉̠̞̼͎͖ ͖̟̯̦͚̖͔͖̟̃̌̔͑́͟͟͢ ̡͎͓̯̦͎̘̞͚͇̬̘̙͎̪̳̖̘̖́́̒̍̇̋̃̃̈̇̕͞ ̰͚̙̘ͥ̃̆ͤ̈ͨ̒̑̈ͨ͗͐͆ͦ̓ͬ͑ͤͧ̕͠ ̷̡̢̟̻͙̟̹͙͎͉̼̞͇͎̰̩ͮͨ͂ͣͬ̿ͤͨ̓̀ͭ̋̑ͭ͠͞ͅ ̡̢͈̜͉̮̞̯̭̦͔̹͔̙̗̗͎͎̐̋͑ͪ̋̿̃͌̀ ̲̼̪̖͓͈̻̳̹̪̩̭͉͕͆ͤ̍̈́ͪ̃ͤͮͫ̊ͣ̓͠͞ ̨̧̮̼̹̭͈̬ͪ͗͂ͣ̊̆ͯ͡ ̽̉̈̓̈́ͣ̒ͭ̊͋̇̚̚͠҉҉̧̤̜̺̘̬̖͍̦͍̥̰̺̜̘̻̠͠ ͫ̉̀͌͑̇̑͆ͥͣ̒͗͌͏̛̟̝̯̗͍̭̗̳̠̱͉͓̩ ̴̡̛̣̮̯͙͔͇̗̝̲̭̞͌̃͂ͭ̒ͣ̿̍̾̔͐ͨ̔͗͢͞ ̶̨̛̻̟̣̟͙̲͇̘̖̘̳̦͍̜̙̣̖͇̈̾̊̌̔̏͊ͮ̚͡ ̢̱̻͔̟̱͎̱̼̬̞͇̙̆̔ͫ̽ͫ ̸̟̘̱̣̻̺̌̌̾̂̍́ ̆͊͋ͮͪ̒̓̍ͨ҉̴̡̤͕̘̹ ̡̡̠̼̞̙͍ͯͬ̂̀̄̅̂̊ͭ͢͝ ̔̈̈̚҉̸͇̫̘̭̀͞ ̢̥̞͚̳̙̭͕̫̦̖̞̲͎ͧ̔̓͊ͩ̅ͭ̒ͩ͛͆ͥ͛̎ͭ̂͆̚͜͡ ̨̛͇̘̱̯̞̱̻̞͎͓̹̪͖̙̪̞͒̊ͦ̐̚ͅ ͛̑͋̽͗ͨ̓̿̑̂̀ͣ́͐͋̚҉̡̮͔̤̱ ̸̛̼̱̩̻͍̳͙̘̟̼̺̮͚̯͙̒ͭ̒͟͞ ̸̢̜͙̟̹̰̤̼̺̜̘͖̏ͯͥ́̂̓ͤ̉ͤ̾̾̑ͫ̔́͆ͯ͐̀͞ ̶͕̺͍͇̼̗͇̓̂ͨ̋̊̑̋͌ͤͣͩ ̊ͨ̓̏̈̊ͪ͟͏̡̩̮̞͖̲͎͕̻̦͍̯̥͠ ̵̄̃ͯͦ̈́̚͏͈͔̮̮͍͕̳̜̯̕ͅ ̦͇̺͓̖͉͍̙͓̜̯͇͖̱͉̏ͥͨͮ̓͒̆̕͟͝ͅͅͅͅ ̮̳͖̩̙̜̪̮̻͈̠̐͂ͣ̇̿̑͘ ̨̧̧̟̩̙͖̘͓̰͚̯̼͖̱̺͍̮̰̮̀͋̉͋̎ͭ̐̈̐͐͐̔͌͟͞ͅ ̵̛̳̖̰̻͓͇͑̌ͮ̅̎̓̐ͬ̅ͯ̄̓ͨ ̶̵̛̓͒ͫ̏̒ͬͧͪ̽ͨ͂ͩ̈̈́ͯ́̌̎͏̠͓̜̳͚͎̭͢ ̵̓̿ͬ̊̀̒̔̄͏̴̻̭̬͚̟͙̪̼͎͎̩̜͖̼̦ ̷̫̠̮͎͎̩̏̎̉ͬͤ̉͐ͨ̑͋̀́̕ ̹͍͇̖̲͚̼̠͓͖̜̣͍̂͋́ͨ̅ͫ͗ͦ̽͗ͤ̈̓̄̚͟͢ ̵̷̢̛̤̜̞̺̖̺̝̅͆ͥ̀̿̑͐̀͛̄̔ ̴̻͚̜̼̲̫͈̗̜̫̩̜̖̭̪ͭ̐̉ͣ͊̉̽̍ͥͪ͂̚͝ͅ ̶̡͕̜̥̺̪̰̦̞̜̤̣̙̝͔̣͓͎̿͒͑ͪͤ̀́͞ ̍̒̓ͦ̒ͬ͋̄͒́̒̚͜͜͏̘̺̖͍̣̰̼̼̟̗͖ͅͅͅ ̼͎̝͓̳̞̻̳̦͚̗͕̰̹̦̤͔̙ͪͤ͊̉͂́̽̽ͣ̊̇͌̔ͮ́͘͟͝ ̨̱̠͓̪̟͚͍͉̞̻̺̰̲̦̻͂̂͛̊̍͋̽̾̃̊̈́ͤ͠͡ ̟̙̤͛ͤͨ͑͒̍̏͋ͩͯ͛ͮ̈́̑̓́̕͡ͅ ̷̸̩̳̤͕͔̦ͮͮͩͣ̂͗̃͒̍ͤͮ̊͌͘ ̛̪͕̳̆ͧͣ̑̄ͯ̎͐͒͘͜͝ ̹̮͔̫̥̘̣̻͊ͪ͆ͣ̓̅ͯͥͯ́̽͐̀̚͢͡ ̨̟͕̱̠̪̞̼̩̼̤͕ͣ͋͆ͥͧ͆͟͠ ̷̪̻̦͎̘̹̟̦̼̥̦̲͖ͭ͌͒͜ ̨̱̣͇͈͉̣̠̥͕̟̲̪͚̖̖̮̖̋ͨ̅ͨ̽͐̋́̀̕͡ ̅̎͛ͫ̿ͪ̈̓҉̛̱̼̗̟̪͜͟ ̵͎̜͎̖͙͍̞͕̫̪̣̠̮̞͚̦͔̅̇ͩͦ̀ͦ̃͂ ̸̨̰̤̬̬͇̹̳͙͓̫̘̙̩̹͚̝͍͕̾̋ͭ͂̄̌ͧͨͯ̆ͥ͘ͅ ̴̡̥͔͍̬̹͙̳̭̞̟̾̅͆ͣ́̓͌ͧ̓ͩ̂͝ ̷̵͓̯͖̱͓̖̗̝͍̯̯̠̜̼̞̫̞̮̽̍̈́͐̽ͫ̏̏ͫ̔ͤ͆̎̇̓̃̚͜͢ ̴̡̧̟̰̪̟̪̫̬̦̏̋ͯͨͣͭͫ̑̽͒̋ͦͪ͢ ̴̢͙̯̞͓̮̙̭̤͖̯̮̘͚͓̇ͩ͑̎́̈́̐̓́̓̄̐̈́͛̈̏ͦ́͘͟ͅ ̷̦͈̻̝̰̜̟̫̄̈͒͛̎̔͋ͨ͒̌ͬ̊̀͜ ̙̭͉͓̬̣̟̰̝͖͈̼͛ͯͯ̑̈̃̓̀̌͒̽͛̀ͤͯ̉͜ ̛̯͈͎͕̞̻͑͐̆̊̑̄͊͌͆̎ͮ̉̆̀ ̡̡̭̻̹͓̯̫̣̥̮̰͈̦̖̬̗̅͒̾̋͑ͨͭ̂͂͟ ̮̪͇͕̜͚̰̮̮͔̬̂͋̋̐̾̄̕͟͞͠ ̸̷̨̧̼̻̦̙̹͖̠̼̺̭͔̳̪̲͍͔̼̇ͪ̓ͬ̒̎̚̚͢ ̷̴͎͈͇̩̯̼̤̱̤̠̹͎͕̼̞̫̳̠̻ͤ̍͆ͩ́͘ ̛̻͈̻͕͎̙̰̲̩̝͔̣̑̊ͪͮ͑̈́̓ͭ̏̅ͬ͆̽ͨ̊̚̚̕ͅ ̧̧̘̙͚̙̰̝̦̜̇͋ͯͬ̓̃͑͗͑͑͡͝͞ ̶̡̧̟̬̮̯̜̼̰̠̯̝̈́͌ͥ̎ͭ͌ͫ̇̑̈́̑̒ ̷̹̘͕̖̠̻͎̍̓ͥͧ͋͗̇ͭ͂̆͗́ͮ́͞ ̨̒̆͆̀ͪ͝͏̧̥̹̦̤ͅ ̛̛̛̼̦͔̻͕̩̖̝̣̭͐͌̑̂͑̓͡ ̴̨̟̫̜͚͈̜͉͔̦̣̹̻̯͚̳̭͈̬̒͌͂͊ͪ̓͊͌ͨͧ͑ͧ̈́̋̋͐̚͝͠ ̡͑͒̋͂ͮ̏͋ͭ̀͗̃҉̥̯̟̗̦͙͍̘̥͍̟̲̼̝ ̷̢̘̩̼͉̄̇̒̾̃̂͛̕͡ ̪̭̖̰̠͎̫̙͎̯͙̬̜ͨ͂̉ͦ͋̄̓̋ͪ̾͒̾̓̚͘͞͠ ̆ͨ̓ͥͣ̑͛͗̃̉̇̓ͪ̿ͥͫ҉̷̶̞̘̩̱̀͠ ̵̬̮̗͓͕̰ͨͤ̄͑̓ͨ͒͌ͭ̈́ͨ̀̄͂͆̅̾̕̕͞͡ ̶͎̲̩͕͓̱̖̖̣̞͍͓̱ͨ̈́̇ͧ̉ͯ̎͌̓ͣ̊͋̿̾̅͋̄̕̕ͅ ̶̺̲̞̰͎̍̋ͣͬ̚͘͟͠ ̴̸͉̰͖̫͎̮̺̼̗̼͙̟̘̰͉̗̬͕̅̈́̆͌̀͋̿̾̍͐͋ͣ̅̽ͫ̕ ͆̅͗̚͠͏̗̙̬̪͈̤̜͚̜̻̱̦̝̣̘͡ ̧̧̤͎͉̯̘͉̰͍͓̲̠̪̄ͯ̃̒̐ͥ͋́̀̉̀̀̅͟͜ͅ ̶̸̷̴̧̘͕͉͖ͥ̆̈́ͣͤ̂̑̐ͨͤͨ͑͛ͤ͆ ͩ̅̃̅̌̊̓̃ͣ̈́̽ͣ̑̉͌͌́ͪ̚҉̶̡̗̙̦͕̦̲̪̻̞̀͡ͅ ̛̝͉͓͍̺̯̬̆̔͋̽̉ͦ̾́̂ͮͮ̒ͮ́̇̈́̌̽ͭ́͜͠ ̴̨̨̹͎͇̖̯̟̟͕̲̻̦̼̭̫̅ͧ͛͂ͮ̀̈́̀̆ͬ͋ͭ́ͨ̄̀ͅ ̷̘̼̦̫̜̲̮̠̺͇̋ͨ̊̎͑͊̀ ͊ͯ̄ͭ̓̿̈́̚͏̸̢̠̫͚̳̪̭̣̮̟̖̗͈̲̱̹͘͘ ̧̪͓̮͎͙̣̦̠ͤ̾̋ͫ͋̐ͯͥ͌̌͂ͬ̆̾ͬ͋̆͋̀́͢ ͮ͊̄ͪ̿̔͐̇ͯ̑͐͂ͧͦ̓̾́͗ͩ͏̭̘͉͉̖́͞ ̳̙̘̉̀̄͆̽͜͟͝ͅ ͊͌͒̂ͯ͛͘͘͢͏̤̗̮̞̩̙̘͔́ ̶̉ͮ̊̒͜͞͏̳̩͓͖͍̟̖̹̤̹̹̘̰͍̟͈ͅ ̨̝̙̤̣̮̪̖͎̹̖͓̑̔̆͊̉̍́͋͒ͩͯ̎̈̌̉̈̀͂́͜ ͓͓̭̘̣̫͚̜͖̺̥̮͈̫̮̱̠͌̔̿̌ͧͬ̆͑̓ͭ̚̕͘͜͠ ̶̸̣̤̖̠̭͚̺̯̠͚̈͊̅̂̇ͥ̑ͯ̋̐̽̀͘͟ͅ ̵̷̞̮̼̋͒͊̉͑ͥ̐̍ͅ ̯̰͇̗̮̼͓͇͓̫͙̫͓͈̝̪͂ͬͯͦ̎̀ͬͩ̑ͧ̕ͅͅ ͤ͛ͯ́ͭͩ̂̅̚͏̵̬͍̹̺̻̗͉͖̪̬́́͠ͅ ͊̈̌̌͋ͩ̀҉͚̝̦̠͈͚͓͈͍̦̲̹̙͓͖̗͍̪͞͡ͅ ̻̯̼̖̝ͧͯ͛̇ͪ̿̍͂͗́ͣ̈̇̃́͘͜ͅ ̶̢̡͎͈̣̺̫͚͓̺̮͖̽̇ͥͯ̔͢͠ ̧̢̠̮̠̙͕̮̜̪̙̲͓ͯ̓̀ͨͪͭ̽ͨͥͩ̊̃̚ ̭̻͔̠̝̜̖̹̫͍̼̺̘͕̞̘͂̑ͨ̄͑̇̄͌̀ͮ̀̍̅̓́͒̕͞ ̛̘̖̯͓̺̗̬̊͒͂̂͗ͩ̊̑ͬ̈̄̽̽ͯ̄̚͢ ̧̘̬͖̼̣̺͔͚̱̙͐ͥ̅͐̽̀͘ ̢̧ͫ͛̉͐ͣ́͏͏̺͎̱̳͇̮̪̻̹̠̙̯̫̩ ̥̠̫͈̞͔̥͔̭̮̜̠͓̫͓͇̱̞͊̊ͩ̽͢͢ ͮͥ͛̐̓̔҉҉̷͎̟̖͇̘͙̺̻ ̶̜͎̻̗̬̫͓̤̠͍͚̻̝͖͎̭̊ͣͤ͑ͨ̐ͪͮ̋͢ͅ

    • Monggerel says:

      On the other hand, they did publish Shadow of Chernobyl (a 7/10 that is far beyond any 9/10 I know for sure), and I’m not sure anybody else would have done that.
      This could, in theory, be a positive thing?

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      DelrueOfDetroit says:

      Is anyone else seeing this post written in some kind of demonic language?

      • Cyrus says:

        Yup, some kind of offspring of satan it seems.

        • Sound says:

          T̫̺̳o̬̜ ì̬͎̲̟nv̖̗̻̣̹̕o͖̗̠̜̤k͍͚̹͖̼e̦̗̪͍̪͍ ̬ͅt̕h̠͙̮͕͓e̱̜̗͙̭ ̥͔̫͙̪͍̣͝ḥi̼̦͈̼v҉̩̟͚̞͎e͈̟̻͙̦̤-m̷̘̝̱í͚̞̦̳n̝̲̯̙̮͞d̴̺̦͕̫ ̗̭̘͎͖r̞͎̜̜͖͎̫͢ep͇r̝̯̝͖͉͎̺e̴s̥e̵̖̳͉͍̩̗n̢͓̪͕̜̰̠̦t̺̞̰i͟n҉̮̦̖̟g̮͍̱̻͍̜̳ ̳c̖̮̙̣̰̠̩h̷̗͍̖͙̭͇͈a̧͎̯̹̲̺̫ó̭̞̜̣̯͕s̶̤̮̩̘.̨̻̪̖͔
          ̳̭̦̭̭̦̞́I̠͍̮n͇̹̪̬v̴͖̭̗̖o̸k҉̬̤͓͚̠͍i͜n̛̩̹͉̘̹g͙ ̠̥ͅt̰͖͞h̫̼̪e̟̩̝ ̭̠̲̫͔fe̤͇̝̱e͖̮̠̹̭͖͕l͖̲̘͖̠̪i̢̖͎̮̗̯͓̩n̸̰g̙̱̘̗͚̬ͅ ͍o͍͍̩̮͢f̖͓̦̥ ̘͘c̵̫̱̗͚͓̦h͝a̝͍͍̳̣͖͉o͙̟s̤̞.̙̝̭̣̳̼͟
          ̢̻͖͓̬̞̰̦W̮̲̝̼̩̝͖i͖͖͡ͅt̘̯͘h̷̬̖̞̙̰̭̳ ̭̪̕o̥̤̺̝̼̰̯͟ṳ̞̭̤t̨͚̥̗ ̟̺̫̩̤̳̩o̟̰̩̖ͅr̞̘̫̩̼d̡͍̬͎̪̺͚͔e͓͖̝̙r̰͖̲̲̻̠.̺̝̺̟͈
          ̣̭T̪̩̼h̥̫̪͔̀e̫̯͜ ̨N̟e҉͔̤zp̮̭͈̟é͉͈ṛ̹̜̺̭͕d̺̪̜͇͓i̞á͕̹̣̻n͉͘ ̗͔̭͡h̲͖̣̺̺i͔̣̖̤͎̯v̠̯̘͖̭̱̯e̡̥͕-m͖̭̣̬̦͈i͖n̞̩͕̟̼̺͜d̘͉ ̯o̷͇̹͕̦f̰̱ ̝͓͉̱̪̪c͈̲̜̺h̘͚a̞͔̭̰̯̗̝o̙͍s͍͇̱͓.̵͕̰͙͈ͅ ̯̞͈̞̱̖Z̯̮̺̤̥̪̕a͏̺̗̼̬̗ḻg͢o̥̱̼.̺̜͇͡ͅ ̴͓͖̭̩͎̗
          ̧̪͈̱̹̳͖͙H̵̰̤̰͕̖e̛ ͚͉̗̼̞w̶̩̥͉̮h̩̺̪̩͘ͅọ͎͉̟ ̜̩͔̦̘ͅW̪̫̩̣̲͔̳a͏͔̳͖i͖͜t͓̤̠͓͙s̘̰̩̥̙̝ͅ ̲̠̬̥Be̡̙̫̦h̰̩i̛̫͙͔̭̤̗̲n̳͞d̸ ͎̻͘T̛͇̝̲̹̠̗ͅh̫̦̝ͅe̩̫͟ ͓͖̼W͕̳͎͚̙̥ą̙l̘͚̺͔͞ͅl̳͍̙̤̤̮̳.̢
          ̟̺̜̙͉Z̤̲̙̙͎̥̝A͎̣͔̙͘L̥̻̗̳̻̳̳͢G͉̖̯͓̞̩̦O̹̹̺!̙͈͎̞̬ *

  4. Jaybird says:

    I can only hope that this leads to de Blob 3, though I’m not sure if a cute and little known platformer will be on the mind of any person in the company when there are more well known franchises they could tackle.

    Ah well, I can hope…

  5. PancakeWizard says:

    It’d be nice if they finished a job of ‘updating’ a title before they moved onto the next one though. Darksiders: Deathfinitive edition is still sitting there with bugs to fix as of last October.

  6. The Sombrero Kid says:

    7/10 games are better than 9/10 games.

  7. Unsheep says:

    I’d definitely be happy to see some more Red Faction and Darksiders games, especially if the former is in style of Guerilla. I liked the Red Faction FPS games too, but Guerilla was simply awesome.

    Impossible Creatures and Destroy all Humans would also be great, these two games were very unique.

  8. Antongranis says:

    I would love a new red faction, guerilla was something special. I have yet to see a game that does destruction equally well.

    Shame that armagedden, the sequel, was so generic…

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    Harlander says:

    fnordic?

  10. Darth Gangrel says:

    When there’s no more room in development hell, the dead developers will walk the earth.

  11. Hedgeclipper says:

    While I’d love to see some of those series get a new installment (Red Faction: Guerrilla in particular is crying out for a proper sequel) Nordic’s wikipedia page lists 23 games published since 2011 which doesn’t fill me with confidence when they claim to have that many again in production.

  12. fuggles says:

    Who has freespace these days?

  13. ZEUSxFTW says:

    People wanting a new Red Faction or FSW, and I’m just sitting here hoping they revive Destroy All Humans! (without further disgrace).

  14. Jakkar says:

    Even on its original engine another Guerrilla game would be a heavenly thing. Imagine what a bit of optimisation could do with the scale of the destruction on hardware eight years after they began development…

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    tigerfort says:

    Oh, torn. I’d love to see more Titan Warriors that lived up to the original, but the minds behind that are busy with Grim Dawn, and I want more of that too.

  16. Cyrus says:

    They do have some interesting licenses, if Red Faction could get a proper sequel, that would be great.

    My main hopes are on Titan Quest. Such a great game it was, a favorite definitely.

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