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News: Veteran Publisher THQ To Rise From The Dead, In Name At Least

Veteran Publisher THQ To Rise From The Dead, In Name At Least

Nordic Games looking to revive the brand, more Darksiders coming

Publisher THQ went bust last year, bringing to an end a story which dates right back to the days of the NES and Game Boy. The company's assets were sold off at auction and Nordic Games came away with plenty — including the rights to franchises such as Red Faction and Darksiders...

News: Nordic Games Picks Up The Darksiders Franchise

Nordic Games Picks Up The Darksiders Franchise

Red Faction, MX and Homeworld also find new homes

Yesterday we reported that THQ had sold off most of its remaining assets to other parties, however it was not clear which ones had been picked up and which had fallen by the wayside. New information has come through today and we're very happy to inform you that the Darksiders franchise was salvaged...

News: THQ Raises Nearly $7 million Auctioning Off Remaining IPs

THQ Raises Nearly $7 million Auctioning Off Remaining IPs

Has Vigil Games found a home?

Back in January THQ sold off the majority of its assets resulting in most of its IPs being given new homes. Studios such as Volition, the developer behind the Saints Row franchise, were quickly snapped up, however, some failed to secure a deal such as Vigil Games, the team behind the Darksiders series. The remaining...

News: THQ To Sell Majority Of Its Remaining IPs This April

THQ To Sell Majority Of Its Remaining IPs This April

There's hope for Darksiders yet

THQ auctioned off most of its assets last month, resulting in several studios and IPs being picked up by the highest bidders. Sadly, it appeared that the Darksiders franchise was dead and buried due to its studio, Vigil Games, not finding a suitable bidder. However, it looks as though there may still be hope for...

News: Take-Two Snaps Up WWE Licence

Take-Two Snaps Up WWE Licence

Grappling with a new publisher

Back in January, the unfortunate demise of THQ became complete as several developers swooped in to purchase its assets at auction. As a result Relic, the developer of Company of Heroes, is now owned by SEGA, THQ Montreal is under Ubisoft's wing and Volition, the studio behind the Saint's Row franchise, has become a...

News: The Darksiders Series Looks To Be Over

The Darksiders Series Looks To Be Over

Sometimes all good things must come to an end

A few weeks back THQ sold off its assets to the highest bidders. This lead to various THQ studios finding new homes; THQ Montreal for example is now a part of Ubisoft and Relic, the developer of Company of Heroes is now a branch of SEGA. However not all development studios found a new home, and as they...

News: THQ President: Lack Of Vigil Buyer Is A "Travesty"

THQ President: Lack Of Vigil Buyer Is A "Travesty"

There's still some hope for Darksiders

This week saw the sad end of THQ, as the publisher sold off its assets at auction and closed its doors for the last time. SEGA, Koch Media, Crytek, Take-Two and Ubisoft all gathered around for the sale, taking with them most of its IPs and studios. One development team that unfortunately didn't get picked up...

News: Game Over For THQ As Assets Are Purchased By Rival Publishers

Game Over For THQ As Assets Are Purchased By Rival Publishers

Sega, Crytek, Take-Two and Ubisoft pick apart troubled company

2013 hasn't had the best of starts for veteran video game publisher THQ. After buying some time at the end of 2012, the firm slid into bankruptcy just a few days later and as the new year dawned found itself in the position of having its assets - the studios and IPs it owns, essentially...

News: Troubled THQ To Be Picked Apart By Rivals

Troubled THQ To Be Picked Apart By Rivals

Key franchises to be sold to the highest bidder

The future of THQ largely hangs in the balance as the company struggles to find the cash to stay afloat. Back in December the publisher filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy handing over its assets to investment firm Clearlake Capital, which is now looking for a prospective buyer. It has been confirmed...

Rumour: Ubisoft Looking To Buy THQ's Assets

Ubisoft Looking To Buy THQ's Assets

French company reportedly in talks to acquire tangible assets

On Wednesday THQ filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the United States, handing over its tangible assets to Clearlake Investments, an investment firm, with a view to selling the business on. It appears that Ubisoft is the front runner to pick up THQ's tangible assets, with MCV reporting...

News: THQ Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

THQ Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Upcoming games are safe

THQ has been sailing through some stormy seas recently. The developer currently has $16.4 million outstanding on its facility and recently entered into a forbearance agreement with the finance company Wells Fargo Capital Finance. The waves don’t seem to be easing up for the company as it has today filed for Chapter 11...

News: Become a Superstar with WWE '13's Box Art Creator

Become a Superstar with WWE '13's Box Art Creator

You're a Superstar

Ever wondered what you'd look like on a video game box? Ponder no more; THQ has you covered with a custom box art creator to coincide with the release of wrassle-'em-up WWE '13. The "Be on the Cover" application on the WWE Games Facebook page lets you take a photo from your existing Facebook gallery or a webcam and save it as...

News: WWE 13 Won't Wrestle with Wii U

WWE 13 Won't Wrestle with Wii U

No, absolutely not

We're used to developers and publishers dancing around questions of planned release platforms, when a game will hits stores and so on, so it's refreshing to bring you a recent Twitter exchange between a wrestling game fan and Cory Ledesma, Creative Director for WWE Games at THQ. We know that WWE 13 is coming to Wii, but naturally...

News: Vigil: Darksiders II Uses Wii U GamePad in "Interesting Ways"

Vigil: Darksiders II Uses Wii U GamePad in "Interesting Ways"

But deathly silent for now

We're all a bit in the dark about just what Darksiders II will be doing with Wii U GamePad. So far we only know that it'll be used for an easy access inventory — but according to the game's lead designer, there's more to come. Speaking to our sister site Push Square this weekend, Vigil Games' Haydn Dalton implied that...

News: Metro: Last Light No Longer Confirmed for Wii U

Metro: Last Light No Longer Confirmed for Wii U

Flickering flame

Last year at E3 we heard Metro: Last Light was coming to Wii U. Well, now it seems it might not be, as THQ's global brand manager Mark Madsen told Digital Spy the game might not make it to Wii U. Madsen said the game is not currently in development for Wii U and that, while a port could still happen, it'd be "correct" to say it's...

News: THQ Could Lose Stock Market Listing

THQ Could Lose Stock Market Listing

That's bad, by the way

Not long ago we revealed the positive news that THQ has two secret Wii U titles in the works, with Darksiders II and Metro: Last Light already unveiled for the new console way back at E3 2011. While that's the good news, unfortunately the developer is enduring some serious financial issues. As reported by Gamasutra, THQ is in danger of being delisted from the Nasdaq stock..

News: THQ Has Two Secret Wii U Titles In the Works

THQ Has Two Secret Wii U Titles In the Works

Maybe more

THQ's Danny Bilson was one of the first talking heads pictured when the Wii U's third-party games were confirmed, announcing that Darksiders II and Metro: Last Light are both coming to Wii U. They may not be the publisher's only games for the console in the works, though. The LinkedIn profile of THQ senior producer Evan Icenbice lists two...