List of acquisitions by THQ Nordic

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THQ Nordic is an Austrian video game publisher that acts as the subsidiary of Swedish holding company Embracer Group. Established in 2011 as Nordic Games, the company had acquired the "THQ" trademark in 2014 and changed its name to THQ Nordic in 2016 to better reflect its portfolio. The company, as well as its parent and other entities acting on its behalf, have acquired other companies' games, which are now managed by THQ Nordic.


Year Title Seller Ref.
2011 AquaNox JoWooD Entertainment [1]
Alien Nations
Beam Breakers
Cold Zero
Europa 1400: The Guild
Freak Out: Extreme Freeride
Gothic (only distribution rights)[2][3]
K-Hawk: Survival Instinct
Legend of Kay
Neighbours from Hell
Panzer Elite
Rally Trophy
Railroad Pioneer
Söldner: Secret Wars
Space Force: Rogue Universe
The Nations
Yoga Wii
Zax: The Alien Hunter
Animates DreamCatcher Interactive [1]
Dunes of War
Dungeon Lords
Emergency Fire Response
Enigma: Rising Tide
First Battalion
Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade
Pax Romana
Project Earth: Starmageddon
Riddle of the Sphinx: An Egyptian Adventure
Rock Manager
Stealth Combat
The Forgotten: It Begins
The Golden Horde
Traitors Gate
Aura: Fate of the Ages The Adventure Company [1]
Crystal Key
Dark Fall
Dead Reefs
Dracula: Origin
Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern
Evidence: The Last Ritual
Forever Worlds: Enter the Unknown
Hans Christian Andersen: The Ugly Prince Duckling
Missing: Since January
MISSING: The 13th Victim
Murder in the Abbey
Mysterious Journey II
Next Life
NiBiRu: Age of Secrets
Post Mortem
Return to Mysterious Island
Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure
Sentinel: Descendants in Time
The Black Mirror
The Book of Unwritten Tales
The Cameron Files
The Raven
Egypt III: The Egyptian Prophecy
The Experiment
The Moment of Silence
The Mystery of the Mummy
The Omega Stone: Riddle of the Sphinx II
Aura II: The Sacred Rings
Traitors Gate 2: Cypher
Voyage: Inspired by Jules Verne
2013 All Star Cheer Squad THQ [4]
All Star Karate
Alter Echo
Baja: Edge of Control
Battle of the Bands
Beat City
Big Beach Sports
Big Family Games
de Blob
Deadly Creatures
Deep Six
Destroy All Humans!
Dood's Big Adventure
Elements of Destruction
Fantastic Pets
Frontlines: Fuel of War
Full Spectrum Warrior
Lock's Quest
MX vs. ATV
Neighborhood Games
Pax Imperia: Eminent Domain
Red Faction
The Outfit
Titan Quest
World of Zoo
Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Atari [5]
2014 Codename: Panzers – Cold War Make Projects [6]
15 Days DTP Entertainment [7]
Curse of the Ghost Ship
Overclocked: A History of Violence
The Mystery of the Druids
2015 Men of Valor 2015 Games [8]
Bridge Project bitComposer Entertainment [9]
Jagged Alliance
North & South
Panzer Tactics DS
Thunder Wolves
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident HD Publishing [10]
Codename: Panzers NeocoreGames [6]
Impossible Creatures Relic Entertainment [11]
2016 Bang Bang Racing Digital Reality [12]
Black Knight Sword
Imperium Galactica
Liberty Wings
Sine Mora
Scarabeus: Pearls of Nile
Armored Fist NovaLogic [13]
Black Fire
Delta Force
F-16 Multirole Fighter
Jigsaw: The Ultimate Electronic Puzzle
Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising
MiG-29 Fulcrum
Tachyon: The Fringe
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy Mobile Gaming Studios [14]
Legends of War Enigma Software Productions [14]
War Leaders: Clash of Nations
2017 Rad Rodgers Slipgate Studios [15]
Giana Sisters Black Forest Games [16]
Rogue Stormers
Fret Nice Pieces Interactive [17][citation needed]
Kill to Collect
Robo Surf
Roby Tumbler
2018 1940s HandyGames [18]
Aces of the Luftwaffe
Bouncing Bandit
Clouds & Sheep
Devils & Demons
Dynamite Fishing
Farm Invasion USA
Epic Battle Dude
Happy Vikings
Hidden Temple
I Slay Zombies
My Fitness
Ninja Hero Cats
Panzer Panic
Photo Party Puzzle
Pick by Watch
Rocket Island
Save the Puppies
Stage Dive Legends
Stunt Kite Masters
Super Party Sports
Vegas Fruit Slots
Watch Face
Second Sight Crytek [19]
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 38 Studios [20]
Act of War Atari [21]
Alone in the Dark
Expeditions: Conquistador Logic Artists [22]
Expeditions: Viking
Carmageddon Stainless Games [23]
2019 Outcast Appeal [24]
Chronos Gunfire Games
Dead and Buried
From Other Suns
Remnant: From the Ashes
Gothic (complete rights) Piranha Bytes [25][26][27]


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  2. ^ Schmidt, Christian (2007-06-08). "Jowood - Neues zu den Gothic-Rechten". GamePro (in German). Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  3. ^ Freudenhammer, Julian (2011-04-06). "Gothic 5 - Rechte gehen zurück an Piranha Bytes". GameStar (in German). Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  4. ^ McWhertor, Michael (22 April 2013). "Nordic Games acquires THQ's Darksiders, Red Faction and more in $4.9M bid". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  5. ^ Sarkar, Samit (24 June 2013). "Nordic Games acquires rights to Atari's Desperados and Silver". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  6. ^ a b Sinclair, Brendan (24 September 2015). "Nordic acquires Codename: Panzers franchise". Gamer Network. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  7. ^ Suszek, Mike (12 May 2014). "Nordic acquires adventure games from Awesomenauts publisher". Engadget. AOL Tech. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  8. ^ Campbell, Evan (15 April 2015). "Darksiders Publisher Nordic Games Buys Rights to Men of Valor". IGN. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  9. ^ Parfitt, Ben (5 August 2015). "Nordic swoops for BitComposer licenses, including Jagged Alliance". MCV.
  10. ^ "Nordic Games acquires 'Nexus'". Gamasutra. UBM TechWeb. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  11. ^ Hillier, Brenna (23 November 2015). "The improbable journey of Impossible Creatures". VG247. Videogaming247. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  12. ^ Calvin, Alex (3 February 2016). "Nordic Games buys Digital Reality IP including Sine Mora". MCV.
  13. ^ Donnelly, Joe (31 October 2016). "THQ Nordic buys Delta Force and the rest of NovaLogic's back catalogue". PC Gamer. Future US. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  14. ^ a b Minotti, Mike (5 December 2016). "THQ Nordic acquires more franchises to prepare for the Nintendo Switch". GamesBeat. VentureBeat. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  15. ^ "THQ Nordic acquires Rad Rodgers IP". Gamasutra. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  16. ^ McAloon, Alissa (21 August 2017). "THQ Nordic picks up Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams dev Black Forest Games". Gamasutra. UBM plc. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  17. ^ Carnegie Investment Bank: Oscar Erixon, Mikael Laséen (15 November 2018). "THQ Nordic" (PDF). Retrieved 24 March 2019. Aug-17; Developer, IP; Pieces Interactive; Fret Nice, Kill to Collect, Puzzlegeddon 3
  18. ^ "THQ Nordic acquires the German game developer and publisher HandyGames". Embracer Group. 9 July 2018.
  19. ^ Khan, Imran (15 August 2018). "THQ Nordic Acquires The Timesplitters And Second Sight Properties". Game Informer. Archived from the original on 5 October 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  20. ^ Nunneley, Stepheny (2018-09-06). "Kingdoms of Amalur IP and Project Copernicus rights and assets acquired by THQ Nordic". VG247. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  21. ^ Wales, Matt (19 September 2018). "THQ Nordic has now acquired survival horror classic Alone In The Dark". Eurogamer. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  22. ^ Minotti, Mike (15 November 2018). "THQ Nordic acquires Expeditions series and starts on third game". VentureBeat. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  23. ^ "Carpocalypse Now! THQ Nordic acquires the "Carmageddon"-IP from Stainless Games". THQ Nordic. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  24. ^ "THQ Nordic acquires the "Outcast"-IP from its original creators". THQ Nordic. 10 January 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  25. ^ Brown, Fraser (2019-05-22). "THQ Nordic acquires Gothic and Risen developer". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  26. ^ Jackson, Mike (2019-05-22). "THQ Nordic acquires Gothic developer Piranha Bytes". Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  27. ^ "Piranha Bytes acquired by THQ Nordic". THQ Nordic. 2019-05-22. Retrieved 2019-12-22.