Last April, Nordic Games picked up several of THQ's IPs including the Darksiders series. After almost a year's absence, the Austrian publisher has returned Darksiders 2 to the European Wii U eShop; according to business and product developer Reinhard Pollice, it is still continuing to monitor what he refers to as "the Wii U situation."
The game was pulled from the eShop back in March, for reasons unbeknownst to the publisher.
The reason to bring it back is that we love Darksiders and some of us are also big fans of Nintendo and their games. Our goal is to make Darksiders available to as [many] people as possible.
In addition to Darksiders 2, Nordic has the rights to several other THQ's previous IPs including Red Faction and MX vs. ATV. When asked if these titles would be ported and emerge on the Wii U eShop Pollice stated:
We are carefully watching the WiiU situation, but for now we don't have any more plans about titles other than what's available.
Later on down the road, the publisher is looking into releasing additional content for its held IPs with the help of either "the original creators or best possible developers." It is in no rush, and wants to take the time to carefully analyse each title in order to select financing models for future development.
Darksiders 2 is still available in the North American eShop. Do you think this is a good move on Nordic's part?