Sega of America is the latest company looking to recoup money owed to it from bankrupt publisher THQ, filing claims that it's due nearly a million dollars from pre-orders of Relic Entertainment's real-time strategy game Company of Heroes 2.
On July 2, Sega filed a claim with the Delaware U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeking $941,710.93 from THQ — the amount Valve paid out to THQ for pre-orders of Company of Heroes 2 through Steam, according to a court filing. Of that amount, Sega's claim lists $508,877.85 as entitled to priority, as it was paid to THQ after Dec. 19, 2012 — the day THQ filed for bankruptcy protection.
Sega's claim accounts for 20,755 total pre-orders of Company of Heroes 2 through Steam, from Sept. 2012 to Jan. 24, 2013.
Relic Entertainment and the Company of Heroes intellectual property were purchased by Sega in January as part of THQ's bankruptcy auction proceedings. Sega bid $26.6 million for the strategy game developer and its World War II game series.
Former publisher THQ has a long list of creditors — publishers, developers, partners and former employees — claiming the company owes them more than $200 million.