Military sim specialists NovaLogic have sold all games and projects they owned to The Nordic Fist Wearing THQ As Fingerless Mittens. THQ Nordic, who are really Nordic Games renamed, today announced that they've picked up serieseses including Delta Force, Comanche, and F-16, along with the NovaLogic trademark.
They haven't announced they're making any specific new games in these series, but say they're accepting pitches for sequels to these NovaLogic games. Nordic are getting a bit carried away with this Halloweening; you can just make Delta Force costumes, gang - you don't need to buy the whole series.
Without listing everything they've picked up with this purchase, THQ Nordic do highlight the following games and series: Delta Force (have you played it?); Comanche; Joint Operations; Armored Fist, Tachyon: The Fringe; F-16; F-22; and F-22.
"NovaLogic pioneered military simulations and military-themed multiplayer shooters with vehicular combat and also clearly targeted at an adult audience," Reinhard Pollice, THQ Nordic's director of business and product development, said in today's announcement. "We are extremely satisfied with the new additions to our portfolio, and also very thrilled about how to continue some of said franchises, we are open for talks in this regard if any developer approaches us with a concept for a potential sequel to any IP."
I knew NovaLogic's military games but was surprised to hear they made Tachyon: The Fringe. Richie Shoemaker put it on our list of the best space games but I'd entirely missed it was a NovaLogic game. Hm!
THQ Nordic haven't announced any plans for specific releases, rereleases, sequels, reboots or anything. They've been on a bit of a spending spree in recent years, picking a load of games out the corpse of THQ (as well as grabbing its ID) and a few more off the hide of The Terrible Creature Wearing the Skin of Atari. They've not doing anything truly big with all these, but have patched up Red Faction Guerrilla, revamped Darksiders, and given Impossible Creatures its long-promised Steam release. But hey, they've only just bought all NovaLogic toys; it'll likely be a while before we hear anything concrete.