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News: Darksiders, Red Faction, and Other THQ Assets Purchased by Nordic Games

Darksiders, Red Faction, and Other THQ Assets Purchased by Nordic Games

Gavel gazing

Death’s gigantic hammer has fallen on deceased publisher THQ’s remaining assets, deeming Nordic Games the new owner of Darksiders, Red Faction, and various other properties. The publisher paid a whopping $4.9 million for the assortment pack of IP, also grabbing MX vs. ATV, Destroy All Humans, and Marvel Super Hero Squad in the...

Rumour: Take Two Wrestles the WWE License from THQ

Take Two Wrestles the WWE License from THQ

Blood, sweat, and tiny pants

While the majority of THQ’s franchises found new homes yesterday, there’s still been no official word on the future of the WWE license. Early rumours suggested that EA had picked up the lucrative contract, but that’s been countered by an IGN report which claims that Take Two made a last minute bid for the series...

Rumour: Ubisoft Could Publish the Next Saints Row Game

Ubisoft Could Publish the Next Saints Row Game

Assassin's greed

There’s just enough time for one more rumour before the games industry closes down for Christmas. According to sources close to MCV, Ubisoft is plotting a bid for THQ’s assets. If successful, the French company would control all of the struggling publisher’s studios and intellectual property, including franchises such as...

News: THQ Selling Assets, Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

THQ Selling Assets, Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Oh no

The writing’s been on the wall for a while, but publisher THQ has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. The company’s currently in the process of selling all of its assets to Clearlake Capital Group, a private equity firm. Once complete, Clearlake will control “THQ's operating business, including THQ's four owned studios and games in...

News: THQ Fashions 30th October Launch for Darksiders 2 DLC

THQ Fashions 30th October Launch for Darksiders 2 DLC

Hellish hearth

Death will reign once again this Hallowe’en, when THQ deploys Darksiders 2’s second big chunk of DLC. The cryptically titled Abyssal Forge will be available on PlayStation 3 from 30th October in North America. Those of you living overseas will have an extra day to prepare for the apocalyptic arrival, when the content appears on...

News: Metro: Last Light Focusing Spotlight on Single-Player

Metro: Last Light Focusing Spotlight on Single-Player

Light the way

Developer 4A Games has decided to scrap Metro: Last Light’s multiplayer component, opting to concentrate its resources on creating an exceptional single-player campaign instead. The competitive mode was revealed shortly after the game’s initial announcement – a move that the studio feels was “probably a mistake”. "Throughout...

News: Saints Row: The Third Collates the Chaos This November

Saints Row: The Third Collates the Chaos This November

Bulging package

If you still haven’t snapped up THQ’s nonsense sandbox sequel Saints Row: The Third, then the publisher hopes to make things really simple for you this November. It’s announced a complete edition of the year-old adventure, containing the original game alongside a wealth of expansion packs. As part of the collection you’ll...

News: THQ Shelves Guillermo Del Toro's inSANE

THQ Shelves Guillermo Del Toro's inSANE

Not exactly crazy

In arguably the most unsurprising turn of events, THQ has ceased development on Guillermo Del Toro's inSANE and returned the rights to the Mexican director. The information was announced during THQ’s quarterly financial call overnight, in which the troubled publisher actually exceeded expectations. It recorded a net income of...

News: Darksiders II Comes Knocking in New TV Commercial

Darksiders II Comes Knocking in New TV Commercial

At Death's door

THQ might not have much money left in the bank, but it’s still got enough to plop a dramatisation of the apocalypse in between Coronation Street. This new Darksiders II television spot shows protagonist Death riding into oncoming traffic, while people run for their lives. We don’t know what’s wrong with them, really – the...

News: Latest Darksiders II Trailer Rides Online

Latest Darksiders II Trailer Rides Online

'Til death do us part

With Death’s arrival imminent on PlayStation 3, THQ has released a brand new in-engine trailer depicting what the apocalypse will look like when Darksiders II rides into retail next month. The melodramatic short shows off plenty of gameplay footage, but if you’re still not sold on the sought after sequel, check out our...

News: Darksiders II Soundtrack Now Available for Pre-Order

Darksiders II Soundtrack Now Available for Pre-Order

Sounds like Death itself, supposedly

Sumthing Else Music Works and THQ have announced that the upcoming Darksiders II will be receiving its very own two-disc soundtrack for you to listen while you're not riding into battle and restoring mankind. The soundtrack will feature scores by Assassin's Creed and Hitman composer, Jesper Kyd, whose...

News: Saints Row: The Third Expansion Bundled into Sequel

Saints Row: The Third Expansion Bundled into Sequel

Exit the dominatrix

THQ has announced that its standalone expansion Saints Row: The Third – Enter the Dominatrix is no more. The disc-based add-on had been planned for a September release, but will now be folded into the “The Next Great Sequel in the Saints Row Franchise”. That's due out next year. New president Jason Rubin explained the...

News: Mike Tyson Punches His Way into WWE '13

Mike Tyson Punches His Way into WWE '13

What?

See that headline in big, black writing at the top of your screen: we’re not making it up. We almost spilled hot tea all over our desk when we read the press release from THQ, but the publisher seems pretty serious about it. As far as we know, it’s not April Fools’ Day today. Nope, professional boxer and occasional ear-biter Mike Tyson...