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THQ Nordic Parent Company Embracer Group Acquires Several New Studios Including Metro Developer 4A Games

31 August 2020
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THQ Nordic parent Embracer Group has acquired eight new studios: 4A Games, DECA Games, New World Interactive, Palindrome Interactive, Pow Wow Entertainment, Rare Earth Games, Sola Media, and Vermila Studios. Here is an overview of each acquisition: 4A Games 4A Games is the developer behind the Metro franchise and a long-term development partner to Embracer…

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THQ Nordic Acquires Piranha Bytes. Signs Unannounced AAA Title by 4A Games

22 May 2019
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THQ Nordic has acquired Piranha Bytes, the studio behind the Gothic, Risen, and Elex series, the company announced. The acquisition includes the development studio and all intellectual property rights. THQ Nordic and Piranha Bytes have agreed upon not disclosing the purchase price, but stated, “the purchase price equals c. three years of what management’s estimated…

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THQ Nordic Acquires Kingdom Come: Deliverance Developer Warhorse Studios

26 February 2019
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THQ Nordic has acquired Kingdom Come: Deliverance developer Warhorse Studios through its subsidiary Koch Media, the company announced. All intellectual property rights for Kingdom Come: Deliverance are included in the acquisition. The preliminary purchase price amounted to 42.8 million euro (approx. $48.51 million USD), corresponding to 33.2 million euro (approx $37.63 million USD) on a…

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THQ Nordic Acquires Bugbear Entertainment and Coffee Stain Studios

19 November 2018
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THQ Nordic has acquired Bugbear Entertainment, the development studio behind demolition derby-themed racing title Wreckfest, and Coffee Stain Studios, the developer behind Satisfactory, Goat Simulator, and Sanctum. Here is an overview of each acquisition: Bugbear Entertainment THQ Nordic AB is today announcing that it has acquired 90 percent of the shares in Bugbear Entertainment Ltd….

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THQ Nordic Will Announce Two New Games at Gamescom

25 July 2017
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THQ Nordic has announced the lineup of games it is bringing to Gamescom 2017 in Cologne, Germany later next month. The full list of games includes: • Elex – The short breakdown: Journalists and players alike can look forward to playing a near-to-final version of Elex, the open world RPG from Piranha Bytes. Coming to…

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THQ Nordic Acquires Rights to all NovaLogic Titles

31 October 2016
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Today, THQ Nordic announced that an asset purchase agreement with NovaLogic containing all games and/or projects owned by NovaLogic has been closed. In essence, that means that they’re back at it again with the acquisition of partly forgotten, but classic game IPs and this time is all about first-person military themed game franchises like groundbreaking…

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Nordic Games Rebranding as THQ Nordic

14 August 2016
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Nordic Games has reincorporated itself. It is now known as THQ Nordic. THQ was a video games publisher up until 2013. When the company closed, the little-known Nordic Games acquired 16 of its intellectual properties, including Darksiders and Red Faction. “Whilst we take great pride in our Swedish roots and accomplished a great deal under…

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