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Rumour Destroy All Humans to Return to Earth at E3 2019
Something something Crypto-currency
You know there isn't long to go before E3 when some ropey rumours start coming out of the woodwork. One that's starting to get a bit of attention is a questionable theory that the open world alien action series Destroy All Humans will be making a comeback, appearing at this year's LA show. This rumour harks back...
News Dead Island 2 Is 'Still Being Worked On' Says THQ Nordic
Not dead yet
It's been nearly five years since the announcement of Dead Island 2. Initially announced all the way back at E3 2014, the sequel to the cult hit zombie title has been MIA all this time. It's switched developers, with Sumo Digital taking over from Yager Interactive, but news since has been virtually non-existent.
News THQ Nordic Acquires Piranha Bytes, Along with Gothic, Risen, and Elex IP
Euro jank gets a boost
Another week brings another THQ Nordic acquisition. It really does feel like it happens this often now, doesn't it? This time around, the publisher has purchased Piranha Bytes and IPs the developer has worked on. This means that along with the studio itself, THQ Nordic now owns the rights to the likes of the Gothic, Risen,...
News THQ Nordic Teases Two New Game Announcements for E3 2019
The return of beloved franchises
Invitations are starting to go out to press concerning E3 2019, asking them to come along to appointments where they can get hands on time with upcoming games. Publisher THQ Nordic is doing exactly that, and in turn, has revealed that it will be announcing two new games at the show. Each appointment a journalist can...
Review Fade to Silence - A Bang Average Fight for Survival
The survival genre is most definitely an acquired taste, but it doesn’t always take a genius to recognise a bit of a dud. Fade to Silence attempts to take after The Long Dark with a harsh, unrelenting winter setting that puts a strain on food and warmth - but it’s nowhere near as effective. Largely thanks to a lack of direction,...
Review Generation Zero - A Woeful Open World Ordeal Stuck in the Past
Last gen design
Despite flying under most people’s radars, Generation Zero is actually a fairly major fall from grace. From developer Avalanche Studios, its latest open world foray is in stark contrast to the explosive, experimental, and action-packed nature of Just Cause 4's Solís. Instead, the studio’s take on a 1980s Sweden ravaged by an...
News Oh Yeah, Generation Zero Is Out on PS4 Next Week
Have a launch trailer
Hands up: how many of you remembered Generation Zero is due before the month is out? This open world, co-op FPS from Avalanche Studios has been flying way below the radar, but it's set for release on 26th March. To celebrate the imminent launch, publisher THQ Nordic has posted a new trailer, which you can see above. Described...
News THQ Nordic Issues Apology for Asinine AMA with 8chan
Publisher regrets ridiculous incident
It’s been almost a week since THQ Nordic bafflingly hosted an AMA on ethically questionable website 8chan, prompting an unprecedented backlash due to the forum's connections with racism, hate speech, and, unthinkably, child pornography. The organisation apologised at the time, claiming that it was unaware of...
News THQ Nordic Did Something Crazy, And It Didn't Involve an Acquisition
Publisher hosts AMA on site banned from Google
Just when you thought the games industry couldn’t possibly get any dumber, THQ Nordic hosted an AMA (or Ask Me Anything) on infamous website 8chan. For those of you who don’t know, the site’s “infamous” because it’s been delisted by Google due to its suspected inclusion of child pornography...
News THQ Nordic's Studio and IP Buying Spree Won't Be Slowing Down any Time Soon
Publisher raises huge money for future acquisitions
Nordic Games merged with THQ in 2013 as a result of a mass buyout of the deceased publisher and its games, and the company has gone from strength to strength ever since. Over the years, it's slowly been amassing an enormous catalogue of intellectual properties and development teams, but the...
News THQ Nordic Has a Mind Boggling 77 Games in Development
And a whopping 48 are unannounced
Well, here’s a headline we never thought we’d write: THQ Nordic has an incredible 77 games in development. That figure’s accurate as of the end of last year, so is probably even higher now given its recent acquisition of Kingdom Come: Deliverance developer Warhorse Studios among others. While it’s possible...
News THQ Nordic's Spending Spree Continues with Kingdom Come: Deliverance Dev
Also acquires Australian publishing partner
THQ Nordic’s making Xbox boss Phil Spencer look like a cheapskate, as it continues to flash its chequebook in the general direction of, well, anyone it sets its eyes on. A bit like Unicron from Transformers: The Movie, the publisher has been gobbling up independent developers like there’s no tomorrow...
News THQ Nordic's Buying Spree Continues, Purchases Outcast IP
Not an outcast anymore
THQ Nordic spent a lot of time last year buying up studios and intellectual properties, and that trend looks set to continue in 2019. The latest purchase by the relentless publisher is Outcast, a cult hit adventure game that saw a PS4 remake a couple of years ago, named Outcast: Second Contact. The company acquired the...
Interview Chatting About the Apocalypse with Darksiders III Composer Cris Velasco
From light, there comes darksiders
Recently, we got the chance to sit down with long-standing game composer Cris Velasco, who has worked on big series like Mass Effect, God of War, and even previous Darksiders titles. We spoke with him about his work on the recently released Darksiders III, his approach to writing themes for the seven deadly sins,...
News THQ Acquires Yet Another Property, This Time It's Carmageddon
Remember that one?
Carmageddon, also known as that PSone game with the mental looking bald guy on the cover, has been snapped up by THQ Nordic. That's Carmageddon the property, not a single copy of the PSone title, just to be clear. It's the latest in a long string of acquisitions by the publisher, which has been buying old or dormant properties...
News Darksiders III Story Trailer Sends Fury After the Seven Deadly Sins
Hell hath no Fury
In case you'd forgotten, Darksiders III is due out in just a couple of weeks. The series isn't quite on the same level as the top drawer franchises on PS4, but the games are beloved by fans, so there's a quiet anticipation for this new title starring Fury. This anti-heroine is another of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, sent...
News THQ Nordic Reports Dramatic Increase In Earnings Thanks to Series of Studio Acquisitions
55 games in development
Earlier today, we reported that THQ Nordic had purchased Bugbear Entertainment, developer of Wreckfest and the FlatOut games. This, along with Goat Simulator studio Coffee Stain, is the latest in an extremely aggressive phase of acquiring independent publishers and developers, and as it turns out, the strategy is paying off...
News THQ Nordic Acquires Bugbear Entertainment, Wreckfest Coming to PS4 Next Year
THQ Nordic sure has a lot of stuff going on, doesn't it? The latest deal to be struck by the publisher is with Bugbear Entertainment, the Finnish developer perhaps best known for its FlatOut series. The studio is now part of THQ Nordic's collection, and all intellectual property now belongs to the publisher. This one isn't completely out...
News Bag Bargains with Humble THQ Nordic Bundle
An impressive 11 games for a few quid
THQ Nordic is back with another Humble Bundle bonanza, this time handing out around 11 games for a few measly quid. Even better is that this offer can be used with both North American and European accounts, so you don’t even have to faff around if you’re in the Old World. Among the titles available are...
News THQ Nordic Won't Release Wreckfest Until It Loves Playing It
Another one bites the dust
Wreckfest has broken down and been taken back to Bugbear’s workshop, where it will remain for repairs into 2019. The title – which was due out on 20th November – has been delayed on the PlayStation 4 by THQ Nordic, as the publisher works to get the destructive racer up to scratch on Sony’s system. The PC version...
News THQ Nordic Has Post-Release Plans for Darksiders III
Are you Furious?
Poor ol’ Darksiders III isn’t getting a fat lot of media attention at the moment – even though it’s due out, like, next month. There is news of DLC on the way, however, featuring “new playable areas, new challenges, puzzles, items, and enemies”. Hurrah. The first pack, unimaginatively named The Crucible, will see Fury...
News Darksiders III Turns Fury Purple for Force Trailer
Darksiders III heroine Fury has turned a shade of purple for this new trailer, as publisher THQ Nordic begins to introduce the various forms of the apocalyptic horsewoman. “Fury’s form evolves throughout the game and with it, her powers and weaponry,” the press release reads. “Her so-called Hollows are powers bestowed upon her by...
Review This Is the Police 2 - An Enjoyable Sequel with Bad Difficulty Spikes
That's the sound of da police
After a brief two month period of exclusivity over on the PC, This Is the Police 2 has made its way to the PlayStation 4 with new gameplay mechanics and expanded offerings in an attempt to build upon the foundations laid by the successful 2016 original. While one or two of these additions may have caught its fan base...
News THQ Nordic's Spending Spree Expands to Alone in the Dark
It Carnby true
THQ Nordic is a company with a lot of cash, and it’s buying every dormant intellectual property it can get its greedy little hands on. Next up: survival horror Alone in the Dark, which it’s clawed away from the clutches of Atari Europe for an undisclosed fee. The company also picked up real-time strategy series Act of War, which...
Gamescom 2018 Watch Fury Take on Envy in New Darksiders III Gameplay
Don't forget guys and gals -- Darksiders III comes out in November. There doesn't seem to be quite as much buzz around this game as some of the other big titles launching before Christmas, but the Darksiders games are an enjoyable bunch. As we know, this entry focuses on another of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, namely Fury, and...
Gamescom 2018 Desperados III Gameplay Looks a Lot Like Shadow Tactics
And that's fine by us
THQ Nordic's Desperados III was a surprise announcement during Gamescom 2018's opening ceremony, as the series has been dormant since 2007's Helldorado. Given the team behind this game produced Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, we had a feeling it would be in safe hands, and this new gameplay is looking pretty good...
Gamescom 2018 Open World Action Game BioMutant Is Back with Loads of Gameplay
Still a 2018 release
Remember that weird looking open world action game, BioMutant? Well it's reappeared at Gamescom 2018, bringing a trailer (above) and over 15 minutes of gameplay (below). The title's still looking quite unique and rather promising, with publisher THQ Nordic calling it "an open-world, post-apocalyptic kung-fu fable RPG, with a...
Gamescom 2018 Desperados III Brings Strategy to the Old West on PS4 in 2019
THQ Nordic announced a new entry in the Desperados series during Gamescom 2018's opening ceremony. If you're not sure what these games are all about, they're real-time strategy titles in a Western setting. According to the game's official website, Desperados III is heavily inspired by the original game, Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive...
Review Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered (PS4)
The last console generation seems like a quainter time compared to now. Granted, we didn’t have as many indie games then as we do now, but for every big-budget blockbuster there were numerous B-games: passion projects lacking polish but full of heart. We’re talking about games like Deadly Premonition, Binary Domain, The...
News Check Out 11 Minutes of New Darksiders III Gameplay
We recently received confirmation of a release date for THQ Nordic's upcoming sequel, Darksiders III, and courtesy of IGN, a decent chunk of gameplay is now available. In the video above, you can see main character Fury hacking and slashing her way through various beasties (including a mini boss towards the end) and solving some basic...
News Darksiders III Release Date Confirmed, $400 Collector's Edition Revealed
Hey, how much do you like Darksiders? Enough to spend $399.99 on a special edition, mayhaps? You’ll get the chance from 27th November, as THQ Nordic has confirmed threequel Darksiders III’s rumoured release date as part of an IGN First story. Just a little more chaos to add to the Christmas apocalypse won’t hurt, w
News Darksiders III Appears to be Deploying in November
It's coming home
Darksiders III, along with the rest of publisher THQ Nordic’s portfolio, is scheduled to get a blowout at Gamescom next month – but some details may have already leaked. A Microsoft Store page has attached a 26th November release date to the forgotten threequel, which has been
Guide Metro: Exodus - Everything We Know So Far
Open world, release date,
We've known about Metro: Exodus for some time, but we learned a ton of new information during Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference. We learned the official release date, how it will differ from the previous two entries, and some plot details. In this guide, we'll round up everything there is to know about Metro: Exodus...
News Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Returns to the Red Planet on 3rd July
THQ Nordic’s re-Mars-tered edition of explosive PlayStation 3 open worlder Red Faction Guerrilla will drive its little space buggy to the PlayStation 4 from 3rd July. The game will run in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second on the standard PS4, or in 1500p at 60 frames-per-second on the PS4 Pro. Alternatively, you’ll be able to play in 4K...
News THQ Nordic Is Skipping E3 2018 for the World Cup
Who can blame them?
E3 2018 and the FIFA World Cup take place in very close proximity to each other this year, and because of that, the Austrian-based company THQ Nordic are snubbing the Los Angeles show floor for the beer gardens of Vienna this time around as they watch the World Cup in Russia from a safe distance. Because of that, we'll get...
News Red Faction Guerrilla Is Getting Re-Mars-tered for PS4
Explosive open world adventure Red Faction Guerrilla is getting re-Mars-tered for the PlayStation 4 – and yes, that is the pun that publisher THQ Nordic is running with. Set to release in Q2 2018, the PlayStation 3 port will boast fully reworked graphics, improved lighting, and 4K support for the PS4 Pro. For those who didn’t play this...
News THQ Nordic and Nickelodeon Join Forces to Revive Old Titles
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...
Review The Raven Remastered (PS4)
Leave no stone unturned
Mystery awaits in THQ Nordic’s latest rework of its 2013 game The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief. The Remastered edition comes bundled with just the right amount of puzzle solving, wit, and charm as its counterpart, with some reworked animations as well as improvements to shading and lighting. It's an often slow-paced...
Totally rad. Not
Another week, another Kickstarter game makes the leap from PC to PlayStation 4. This time around it’s Rad Rodgers, a “spiritual successor” to those side scrolling platformers that graced the PC back in the nineties, such as Commander Keen and Jazz Jackrabbit. Nostalgia is definitely the main aim here, and for good or bad it...
News New BioMutant Video Gives a Brief Glimpse at Gameplay
THQ Nordic has just uploaded a new teaser for the unique BioMutant. Still scheduled for release this year, we've not heard too much about the title as yet, but this new video gives us a little sneak peek. It's not long at 90 seconds, but we get a decent look at some different player characters, the combat, and the diverse environments...
News Red Faction: Guerrilla Is Looking to Level PS4
Red Faction: Guerrilla, the entertaining open world destruction simulation, appears to be heading to the PlayStation 4 – well, that’s if various GameStop listings are accurate. The title popped up on the websites of multiple European branches, with no release date attached. THQ Nordic has kept itself busy remastering various products in its...
News Foul-Mouthed Platformer Rad Rodgers Heading to PS4
THQ Nordic isn't done announcing new projects just yet. The latest game the publisher has revealed is a console release of Rad Rodgers, a Kickstarted platformer featuring the titular young boy and his cursing robot companion. The game launches on PS4 21st February. The game is a 2D platformer with shooter elements set in what appears to...
News The Raven Remastered Announced for PS4, Coming This March
THQ Nordic has today announced it will be bringing The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief to PS4. Originally released on PS3 in 2013, the remaster of this episodic whodunnit mystery features fully redone animation, lighting, and hair, according to the publisher's press release. Additionally, The Raven Remastered will also feature subtitles in...
News de Blob 2 Brings Even More Colour to PS4 Next Month
Poor man's Splatoon 2
THQ Nordic has today announced that it will be releasing de Blob 2 on PS4, and we won't have to wait very long. The port will be released on 27th February. This follows the re-release of the original game, which we had fun revisiting back in November. The publisher details the game in a press release, but you probably know...
News MX vs. ATV Goes All Out on 27th March
Off-road motorsport mash-up MX vs. ATV All Out will saddle up on 27th March, publisher THQ Nordic has announced. Interestingly, digital pre-orders will score you four days early access, so you’ll be able to play from 23rd March if you purchase it from the PlayStation Store. Those who prefer to shop at retail will be rewarded with...
News Darksiders III Heats Up with Lava Brute Gameplay Video
Oh right – they’re making Darksiders III! You’ll forgive us for forgetting because the project has gone dark since being announced prior to E3 2017, but here’s some new gameplay footage showing protagonist Fury cooling off by kicking the coal out of a Lava Brute. The animations have improved a lot, and this is starting to look like...
News THQ Nordic's Next Title Leaks Ahead of The Game Awards 2017
Will launch on PS4 once Early Access is over
Update (8th December): Fade to Silence will launch on the PS4 next year, once its Early Access period is over. Update (7th December): The first reveal of The Game Awards is out of the bag, and it's Early Access Steam survival game Fade to Silence. The reveal was leaked prematurely via Valve's...
A Scottish haunting
Before Charlie Brooker came onto the scene, Black Mirror was more commonly known as a series of point-and-click adventure games released on the PC in the mid-2000s. Its initial three entries were fairly well received, and after a seven year absence, the name is back with a re-imagining of its story, themes, and a mix-up in the...
Poor man's Splatoon?
Nine years after its appearance on the Wii, de Blob has rolled onto the PlayStation 4. While certainly an unexpected port, it isn’t an unwelcome one. This colourful platformer was a delightfully whimsical adventure nearly a decade ago, with a simple concept that exuded fun and creativity. Pleasingly, this holds true today...
News We Gave ELEX a 4/10, But We'll Admit That Its Accolades Trailer Is Pretty Great
You know what's really cool about opinions? You don't necessarily have to share them with other people. Sadly, this is a fact of life that the internet gets wrong all too often, so it's actually quite refreshing to see THQ Nordic having a laugh with its accolades trailer for ELEX. The open world role-playing game launched last month on...