THQ is dead. …but you know, it won't appear that way.
After closing down last year, Nordic Games acquired several of THQ's most important IPs during an auction. But as general manager Klemens Kruezer told Polygon , nobody has really heard of Nordic Games:
"It was kind of surprise to some industry veterans and players that we were the winner of the auction of the THQ titles. The challenging fact is nobody has ever heard about Nordic Games before [the THQ auction]. There were so many articles with the headlines ‘Who the fu** is Nordic Games?’ We said, okay they were right.
So, Nordic made a second deal with the now-defunct THQ company and landed the recognizable logo, which will be affixed to any games Nordic produces that arose from THQ's catalog. Kruezer added that "we are a small team" and that expectations concerning a few of those IPs are extremely high. For instance, gamers were asking about a new Darksiders on Nordic's Facebook page. They'll have to wait, though:
"This is where we need some more patience from the fans, because we want to be able to do it right. The owner of Nordic Games has given [interviews] where he has said that he doesn’t want to make a shi*** sequel."
Kruezer finished by saying they'd have some announcements to make at GamesCom in August. As for that THQ logo popping back up, I'm cool with that. Unless you're a core gamer and you follow industry news, you probably have no idea that THQ bit the dust, anyway.