THQ was shut down quite few years ago, but VentureBeat reports that the name lives once again. Nordic Games has just acquired the THQ name, and they are now rebranding themselves as THQ Nordic.
‘The Vienna, Austria-based video game publisher acquired the rights to THQ’s assets in 2013, after the legendary Los Angeles publisher of games such as Darksiders and Red Faction was liquidated in a bankruptcy sale. Since that time, Nordic Games has been working out what to do with those properties, and it is taking its first step toward rebranding ahead of the Gamescom game event in Cologne, Germany.’
Nordic Games CEO Lars Wingefors states that this rebranding represents the company’s step into the next stage of their evolution. Wingefors also mentioned that the company currently has 23 projects in development.
‘“THQ Nordic is meant to represent a core approach of doing much more than “owning” a highly competitive portfolio of IP. It revolves around cherishing them, and aligning 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.”’