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Nordic Games changes its name to THQ Nordic

THQ lives again, in a way

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Nordic Games, the Vienna-based publisher that purchased "substantially all" of defunct company THQ's properties in 2013 — including titles in the Darksiders, Red Faction, de Blob and MX series — is changing its name. The company is rebranding to THQ Nordic.

The change to THQ Nordic, the company said in a release, "represents a core approach of doing much more than ‘owning’ a highly competitive portfolio of IP." THQ Nordic calls the name change the "next phase in our company’s evolution."

Nordic Games acquired the THQ trademark and logo in 2014. The publisher has rereleased versions of a number of THQ titles since it acquired its properties, including the Red Faction Collection and Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition.

THQ Nordic said in a release that the company has 23 game projects in development, 13 of which have not been publicly announced "but are sure to be in the next months." The majority of those projects are based on properties once owned by THQ, the company said.

THQ Nordic has two internal studios: Grimlore Games, based in Munich, Germany and Rainbow Studios, based in Phoenix, Arizona.

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