Nordic Games announced their acquisition of Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs ATV and other franchises previously owned by THQ for USD 4.9 million. They were one of the successful bidders in the recently concluded THQ’s auction. Lars Wingefors, Owner and CEO, Nordic Games has to say,
“First and foremost we are very happy about this deal which also turns over a new leaf for the entire Nordic Games Group. In the long term, we either want to cooperate with the original creators or best possible developers in order to work on sequels or additional content for these titles”
“A very important point for us is not to dash into several self-financed multi-million dollar projects right away, but rather to continue our in-depth analysis of all titles and carefully selecting different financing models for developing new instalments of acquired IPs.”
Reinhard Pollice, Business and Product Development Director, Nordic Games GmbH said,
“We gradually geared up our company over the years in terms of our overall online and boxed business, our range of platforms, and our headcount. This substantial increase of our games portfolio is the next step to maintain and strengthen our position across a wide range of digital platforms, licencing partners in emerging markets, and in our European and North American core markets”.
Klemens Kreuzer, Managing Director, Nordic Games GmbH commented,
“In August 2013, Nordic Games Vienna will have been in business for two very exciting and successful years, and this transaction takes us to new heights and challenges for the years to come”.
Nordic Games has an open invitation for everyone (especially fans) who is interested to discuss on how these videogame titles should progress: http://forum.nordicgames.at/forumdisplay.php?909-Discussion-about-THQ-IPs
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