Interested in learning what's next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Register today.
THQ Nordic isn’t done buying things this week. The Darksiders III publisher announced today that it has acquired the Expeditions series, and it is working with the franchise’s Danish developer Logic Artists on a third installment in the PC tactical-role-playing games.
Just yesterday, THQ Nordic announced it acquired Goat Simulator studio Coffee Stain and Wreckfest developer Bugbear Entertainment. THQ Nordic is building itself up as a major midsized publisher (and yeah, I know that sounds like an oxymoron). This trend started in 2013 when the company bought the THQ name and its IP when that publisher went bankrupt. THQ Nordic has been bringing in both modern franchises like Goat Simulator and forgotten series like TimeSplitters and Kingdoms of Amalur.
Expeditions: Conquistador came out for PC in 2013. A sequel, Expeditions: Viking, followed in 2017. We do not know which historical setting the third game will tackle.
We are happy to announce that THQNordic has acquired the intellectual properties for the Expedition Series. Together with @LogicArtists, we also agreed to start development of a third game!#THQNordic #ExpeditionsViking #ExpeditionsConquistador pic.twitter.com/m3ASBSqSEQ
— THQNordic (@THQNordic) November 15, 2018
Yesterday, we pondered if THQ Nordic’s shopping spree was over. It only took a day to find out that it’s not.
GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Learn more about membership.