Publisher THQ Nordic has announced that it is partnering with children's media company Nickelodeon to revive some of the popular licensed games released during the "old" THQ era.
Childhood favourites set to be resurrected include:
- Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Back At The Barnyard
- Danny Phantom
- El Tigre
- Invader Zim
- Jimmy Neutron
- My Life As A Teenage Robot
- Rocket Power
- Rocko's Modern Life
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Tak And The Power Of JUJU
- The Fairly OddParents (US only)
- The Ren & Stimpy Show
- The Wild Thornberrys
Jon Roman, Senior Vice President of "Toys" at Nickelodeon, had this to say:
The appetite for Nickelodeon content old and new continues to grow and it’s exciting to bring our beloved content to new audiences through this partnership with THQ Nordic. These titles were popular when they were first released and we can’t wait for fans around the world to rediscover their favorites.
Not to be outdone, Adrienne Lauer, VP Digital Sales & Business Development Americas at THQ Nordic, added:
This one hits close to home! We are very proud of signing this agreement, which was originally executed by the “former” THQ Inc. We believe the combination of strong licenses and solid, crisp gameplay was one of THQ Inc’s trademark strategies, and we intend to continue this tradition. I am confident we chose one of the strongest partners for doing just that. It is a perfect fit for our “asset care” strategy: bringing back fan-favorites, continuing to support legacy games and make them available on current and even next-gen platforms.
While previous THQ efforts based on these franchises weren't exactly AAA gold, it's nice to see them get a new lease of life.
We don't know the formats these will be coming to yet as THQ Nordic says it will release information regarding "on-shelf availability" in the coming months, if Switch isn't included then we'll eat our hat.