Nordic Games recently acquired the Darksiders IP at the THQ bankruptcy auction yesterday.
“I’m impressed with the love and interest that those IPs, especially Darksiders, are bringing in,” said Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors.
He went on to say that he is but a business man in the video game industry and that he and his team “are not the creative, talented developer that brings out new versions in house.” However, he does understand the potential of Darksiders and is currently looking for “the right team with the right terms” to develop it.
“Officially, we haven’t talked to any partners. It takes a very long to make games. You won’t see a new Darksiders this year. I don’t believe in bringing out a shitty sequel.”
When asked whether Nordic has spoken or made any deals with Crytek USA, which consists of former Vigil Games staff, Wingeford said: “Officially, we haven’t talked to any partners. My colleagues in Austria are handling the business development and are handling all those contacts. We’ll be sitting down, I think, in the next week to discuss all those options.”
Nordic Games bought out 10 IPs at the THQ bankruptcy auction yesterday including Darksiders, Red Faction, Full Spectrum Warrior, Stuntman, MX vs ATV, Destroy All Humans, Frontlines, Supreme Commander, Titan Quest and Juiced.
Source: Game Informer
Nordic Games GmBH was founded in 2011 and is more well known as the publisher of The Farm 51’s Painkiller: Hell & Damnation remake. During the same year, they acquired DreamCatcher Interactive granting them over 50 IPs, including the Painkiller and Safecracker series.
Nordic owns and publishes games under three labels: DreamCatcher Interactive, JoWood Entertainment and The Adventure Company.
DreamCatcher Interactive published all the installments in the Painkiller series except for Painkiller: Recurring Evil which was published under Nordic Games.
JoWood Entertainment is known for publishing the Spellforce 2: The Order of Dawn‘s expansion packs Dragon Storm and Faith In Destiny as well as the sequel Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars.
The Adventure Company published Sam & Max Season One, Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon and Missing: Since January.
In 2012, Nordic Games partnered up with Remedy Entertainment in order to bring the retail Windows PC version of Alan Wake to North American via Legacy Interactive.