After THQ filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December of last year, thankfully they’ve been selling off their assets to other game companies so that we’re not missing out on all of their game franchises.
The remaining assets have all been purchased for a total sum of $6.55 million, as announced by THQ earlier today. Darksiders, Red Faction and MX vs ATV were sold to Nordic Games for $4.9 million in total, with the rights to Destroy All Humans! and Summoner as well as licenses such as Supreme Commander and Marvel Super Hero Squad included in the deal.
Gearbox Software bought Homeworld for $1.35 million, whilst 505 games purchased the rights to Drawn to Life (and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter) for $300,000. Franchises like Company of Heroes, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, Saints Row, Homefront, and South Park: The Stick of Truth had already been successfully sold earlier on in the year. The deals are expected to be finalised by the court in May.
It’s good news to see franchises like Darksiders saved and hopefully the purchases mean the dead Red Faction and Destroy All Humans! franchises may get a revival.