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Vigil Games and properties fail to find buyer, remain as part of THQ's bankruptcy case

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The assets for Vigil Games, developers of the Darksiders series, were not sold at auction today and Vigil employees jobs have ended as the studio's fate remains part of THQ's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, according to a letter from THQ CEO Brian Farrell.

"Some assets, including our publishing businesses and Vigil, along with some other intellectual properties are not included in the sale agreements," Farrell wrote in a letter to all THQ employees provided to Polygon by a former employee. "They will remain part of the Chapter 11 case. We will make every effort to find appropriate buyers, if possible."

Farrell sent the letter today as an auction took place in which THQ's games were sold title by title, but Vigil and its assets apparently failed to find a purchaser.

"If you are an employee of an entity that is not included in the sale, we regret that your position will end," Farrell wrote.

Polygon is in the courtroom and will update this story as more information becomes available. You can read more about the games and developers involved in our THQ Storystream below.