Here's something we bet you weren't expecting to read this afternoon: THQ Nordic has just announced a new partnership with Nickelodeon. Together, the companies aim to bring back a bunch of old games based on Nickelodeon's shows.
Here's the full list of game titles as provided by THQ Nordic:
- 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
It hasn't been made entirely clear in what capacity we will see these games, but we imagine they'll be straightforward ports.
Jon Roman, Senior Vice President of Toys at Nickelodeon, had this to say about the deal: “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.”
Many of Nickelodeon's games were made and published by the old THQ, so there's actually a degree of history to this partnership, as noted by Adrienne Lauer, VP Digital Sales & Business Development Americas at THQ Nordic. "This one hits close to home! We are very proud of signing this agreement, which was originally executed by the 'former' THQ Inc."
She added: "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."
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