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Yesterday it was reported that Nordic Games was one of the successful bidders in THQ's auction process, acquiring several former THQ franchises includingDarksiders, Red Faction, MX vs. ATV, Titan Quest, andDestroy All Humans.Addressing the $4.9 million acquisition — the biggest in Nordic Games' history — company CEO Lars Wingefors had this to say:

“First and foremost we are very happy about this deal which also turns over a new leaf for the entire Nordic Games Group. In the long term, we either want to cooperate with the original creators or best possible developers in order to work on sequels or additional content for these titles. A very important point for us is not to dash into several self-financed multi-million dollar projects right away, but rather to continue our in-depth analysis of all titles and carefully selecting different financing models for developing new installments of acquired IPs."

Nordic Games is hopeful the purchase will take the company to "new heights and challenges." It's important to note that this acquisition is subject to approval of the bankruptcy court overseeing THQ's case.

In the same day, it was also reported that Gearbox Software also acquired theHomeworldfranchise.Much of THQ's assets wereauctioned offearlier this year as part of thecompany's bankruptcy filing; however, several franchises — likeHomeworldandDarksiders –were not immediately sold off.

By Matt Liebl