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THQ Nordic announced today that it acquired three new IPs from Mobile Gaming Studios and Enigma Software. The company now owns Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, War Leaders: Clash of Nations, and Legends of War.

That first one might be the most interesting to Nintendo fans. Way back in 2003, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy landed on the GameCube. It’s a third person action-adventure titles that takes inspiration from the mythology of Ancient Egypt.

THQ Nordic is slowly but surely becoming an important name in the gaming industry. Originally known as Nordic Games, the company rebranded earlier this year. It holds to the rights to notable IPs such as Darksiders, de Blob, Deadly Creatures, and much more.

We recently spoke with THQ Nordic’s Reinhard Pollice in a wide-ranging interview. He commented on the publisher’s continued support of Wii U (whereas most third-parties have moved on), and different IPs such as de Blob and Deadly Creatures. We also asked about why Darksiders Warmastered Edition is taking a bit longer to release on Wii U.

For our full interview, head past the break.

THQ Nordic is developing two projects for Switch. That’s according to the company’s Business & Product Development Director, Reinhard Pollice, who we recently had the chance to interview.

After Nintendo released the announcement video for Switch, an image was published showing that several companies are on board. Of course, THQ Nordic was included. Now we can say that the publisher is planning multiple games for the upcoming platform.

THQ Nordic owns the rights to a stable of franchises. Darksiders, de Blob, Deadly Creatures, Legend of Kay, and Destroy All Humans! are just a few of the IPs in the company’s possession.

Our full interview with Pollice will be added to the site soon.

Darksiders Warmastered Edition is beginning to release today, though the Wii U version will be launching a bit farther into the future. We nonetheless have the launch trailer below.

THQ Nordic made a new Darksiders Warmastered Edition trailer today, which is now available for viewing. See it below.

In other news, Darksiders Warmastered Edition no longer has a concrete date on Wii U. It was originally planned for October 25, before being moved to November 22. THQ Nordic now says the Wii U version will release “at a later stage.”

Source: THQ Nordic PR

Retailer listings recently pointed to a delay for Darksiders Warmastered Edition. Today, publisher THQ Nordic confirmed the news.

Darksiders Warmastered Edition will arrive on the Wii U eShop on November 22. A physical retail version will follow “at a later stage.” Originally, it was planned for October 25.

Source: THQ Nordic PR

Nordic Games is making a significant change to its company today. They’ve been reincorporated, and will be known as “THQ Nordic” going forward.

An official statement reads:

Whilst we take great pride in our Swedish roots and accomplished a great deal under the Nordic Games masthead, we decided it was time to incorporate the THQ name. Those key brands will continue to shape our business in a meaningful way going forward, and THQ Nordic represents a core approach of doing much more than “owning” a highly competitive portfolio of IP. We cherish them, and align 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. Side note – another upside to this whole rebrand thing is we don’t get asked about the Nordic Game parties at Gamescom anymore – it was the other guys who threw them. With this rebrand we are entering the next phase in our company’s evolution.

As of now we have 23 game projects in development, 13 thereof have not yet been publicly announced, but are sure to be in the next months. Needless to say, the majority of these projects are based on former THQ owned IPs and franchises.

Today’s news was accompanied by a new logo, pictured above. About the image, THQ Nordic founder/owner Lars Wingefors said:

“As for the new logo design, we literally stumbled across it when browsing some art files, after we bought the THQ trademark and figured: why not? We hope the reception from our partners is less ambivalent but we’re OK either way. We invite you to our Gamescom booth to play our games and see the logo in large-scale format.”

Source: THQ Nordic PR