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THQ’s de Blob rights picked up by Nordic Games

Extra than 18 months after Nordic Games snapped up rights to THQ franchises Darksiders, Crimson Faction and extra from the bankrupt writer, Nordic announced right this moment time it has obtained the de Blob psychological property from the company.

“de Blob is factual a colossal and undoubtedly uncommon franchise,” Reinhard Pollice, alternate and product pattern director at Nordic Games, acknowledged in an announcement. “We’re by what the future holds for this polychromatic extravaganza as essentially the most modern addition to our portfolio. We can bewitch into anecdote alternatives with the unique games, as neatly as ability sequels.”

Nordic Games became one of a handful of companies that bought psychological property rights to THQ’s games. Vienna-based totally Nordic spent $4.9 million for “substantially all” of THQ’s IP, apart from Homeworld and Drawn to Life. Other companies that snatched up THQ’s games, properties and developers encompass Gearbox Tool, Sega, Ubisoft, Deep Silver and 505 Games.

THQ printed two de Blob games: de Blob for iOS, Wii and Windows Cellular phone in 2008, and de Blob 2 for Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii in 2011. The vivid platformer-paddle games had been essentially developed by Melbourne, Australia-based totally Blue Tongue Entertainment, which shuttered in 2011.

For extra on Nordic Games and its plans for the worn THQ franchises, read Polygon’s interviews with Reinhard Pollice and Lars Wingefors.

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