News hit the wire that Austrian game publisher Nordic Games has acquired the rights to the THQ trademark, name, logo and related properties. Last year Nordic Games picked up the rights to many of the game properties of bankrupt THQ, including the rights to Titan Quest, Red Faction, Deadly Creatures, MX vs. ATV and most notably, Darksiders.
The company plans to publish games using THQ's name to gain a higher level of brand recognition.
THQ initially filed for bankruptcy in December 2012 with its assets being sold off in a series of auctions. Popular franchises were bought up by a range of different developers. South Park: The Stick of Truth went to Ubisoft, the Metro series, Saints Row series and developer Volition went to Koch Media and Crytek bought up Homefront.