THQ Sells Off Darksiders And More Games To Reach $6.55 Million
THQ, an Agoura Hills, Ca. based company, will receive $6.55 million for the sale of the intellectual properties (IP) for several of their games, including Darksiders.
Nordic Games took the biggest chunk of the purchase, as the video game publisher has offered $4.9 million for Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs ATV, Other Owned Software (including Destroy all Humans! and Summoner) and Other Licensed Software (Supreme Commander, Marvel Super Hero Squad).
Borderlands 2 and Aliens: Colonial Marines developer Gearbox Software bought the rights to the real time strategy franchise Homeworld for $1.35 million. Back in January, Homeworld's original developer Relic Entertainment was bought by Sega for $26.6 million.
"Brian Martel, Gearbox Software's Chief Creative Officer, has great love and respect for Relic's brilliant, fun and innovative game and personally spearheaded the acquisition," said a post on Gearbox Software's official site. "Brian intends as first priority to direct Gearbox's interest to preserve and assemble the purest form of the original acclaimed and beloved games, Homeworld and Homeworld 2, with the intent of making them accessible on today's leading digital platforms."
Italian video game publisher 505 Games will pay $300,000 for Drawn to Life and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter.
THQ filed for bankruptcy in December, and the company aims to finalize all of its auction sales by the end of May.