THQ Nordic is splashing the cash again, this time on the ownership right to Alone in the Dark and strategy game Act of War. This means that Atari has sold the properties to THQ Nordic, which in turn can now make sequels and original games with the series’ names. The publisher could also license them out to other developers, should it so wish.
THQ Nordic has been on something of a spending spree lately, what with studio acquisitions and buying the rights long-forgotten franchises and re-releasing games that now sit in its back catalogue.
It remains to be seen what will come from this latest acquisition as no formal announcement has been made by THQ Nordic, but I think it’s safe to assume that the publisher will want to make some money off of its investments, so expect re-releases, remasters, or sequels in the not-so-distant future.
If Alone in the Dark and Act of War aren’t ringing any bells, THQ Nordic was kind enough to share a brief description of each game, which you’ll find below:
About Alone in the Dark
Alone in the Dark is a survival horror video game series. Early instalments of the series were based on the writings of H. P. Lovecraft, whereas later entries in the series drew inspiration from other sources including voodoo, the Wild West, and the works of H. R. Giger.
About Act of War
Act of War is a real-time strategy game developed by Eugen Systems that featured a fine-grained story, fabricated by NYT bestselling author Dale Brown.
THQ Nordic Press Release
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