Looks like after the bankruptcy of THQ a couple months back, some of the more well know IP’s have been picked up at auction. The biggest name on the list is the Darksiders franchise which holds a special place in my heart as a perfect mix between The Legend of Zelda and God of War. The lucky buyers are nordic games, whom I’ve honestly never played a game by. Yet, I’m still happy to know that it won’t be left in limbo.
Nordic games also bought a few other franchises like Red Faction, which can hopefully get a full make over after Armageddon, MX vs. ATV, Destroy All Humans (a guilty pleasure), and Supreme Commander.
Total cost: 4.9 Million
Gearbox Studio’s, behind both the critcally aclaimed Borderlands franchise and the criticaly panned Aliens: Colonial Marines, picked up the Homefront IP. Which by their track record could either be great, or a complete wreck. I enjoyed the first game for what it was, but if a sequel or reboot can do well…only time can tell.
Total cost: 1.35 Million
The last game that got sold off was the Drawn to Life series. 505 studios picked it up for a measly $300,000.