Nordic Games has revealed that it plans to publish games under the THQ after acquiring the former publisher’s trademark.
Nordic purchased the rights to several THQ franchises in 2013 as part of the defunct publisher’s bankruptcy auction, including Darksiders and MX vs. ATV. Nordic general manager Klemens Kruezer has told Polygon that THQ’s name was part of a deal made separately.
According to Kruezer, the agreement will allow Nordic to publish games with the THQ branding.
“It was kind of surprise to some industry veterans and players that we were the winner of the auction of the THQ titles,” Kreuzer said, in part. “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, 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.”
Kruezer added that Nordic is a smaller team than what THQ was before closing, and while it hopes to meet fan expectations of Darksiders and other franchises, it will “need some more patience from the fans, because we want to be able to do it right.”