THQ has managed to shed several assets in the past 24 hours; first came Koch Media/Deep Silver's acquisition of Saints Row and Metro and now, Ubisoft is getting into the fun.
The Assassin's Creed publisher has announced the acquisition of THQ Montreal along with the publishing rights for the upcoming South Park: The Stick of Truth , which is in development at Obsidian.
Ubisoft Montreal president Yannis Mallat said that "this deal adds experienced developers to our internal creative teams at a key moment in the cycle of the video game industry. Furthermore, Ubisoft has received a "new, yet-to-be announced IP that is still in development at THQ Montreal," which will join Ubisoft's design teams. As for the wacky South Park adventure, that still has a vague "TBA 2013" date but so long as it comes out this year, we'll be happy. Obsidian is kinda hit or miss, though, and this generation…well, let's just be optimistic.
I wonder what else THQ will get rid of in due time…