Showing posts with label THQ. Show all posts
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

THQ Nordic Acquires Kingdoms of Amalur

THQ Nordic announced acquiring rights for Kingdoms of Amalur IP and abandoned Project Copernicus MMORPG.

Back in 2012, when Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was first released by Electronic Arts for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms, developer 38 Studios was generally praised for creating such an amazing action RPG title but sold a very moderate amount of copies. Recently, publisher company THQ Nordic has announced of acquiring the game and related intellectual properties alongside an untitled MMO game called Project Copernicus from the developers as they went bankrupt.

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THQ Nordic Acquires Kingdoms of Amalur

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A sequel for the original game was eventually planned but unfortunately they got broke and had put a stop to that. Apparently, the title didn't sell enough copies to repay a $75 million loan its developer took from Rhode Island’s economic development agency. Also, they were eyeing a 2013 release for Copernicus as a free-to-play MMO before the company got liquidated. When all assets are put into auction, Amalur remained unclaimed for long and THQ then stepped in to acquire the IP.

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Formerly known as Nordic Games, THQ Nordic has backed up games like Darksiders and Red Faction in past. The publisher has bought Deep Silver's parent company Koch Media and secured rights on Saints Row franchise. Last month, they reserved rights over TimeSplitters franchise from Crytek. Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning had author R.A. Salvatore tied to the project alongside comic-book artist Todd McFarlane (Haunt, Spawn), who signed up to provide some top-notch artwork for the game.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Darksiders 3 Gamescom 2018 Trailer

New action-packed trailer of Darksiders III at Gamescom 2018 features Fury alongide her Horsemen brothers.

After two fan-favorite installments, what Darksiders franchise suffered is a six year-long gap when THQ was completely bankrupt in 2012. However, things came back in track when Gunfire Games took charge of development for the third game of the series and thus, came hack and slash action-adventure Darksiders III. We are only three months away from the title to release on November 27 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One while GamesCom 2018 brought us a brand-new trailer.

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Darksiders 3 GamesCom 2018 Trailer

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The trailer is a mix of the story focusing on Fury, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and some of her actions within the game.




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Fury is tasked to hunt down Seven Deadly Sins on a ravaged Earth, where she unleashes her true nature to slay down beasts of all sorts that came in her way. During her mission set by the Charred Council, she came across some giant bizarre creatures, which are possibly the boss characters and we see her excellent combat skills with her long-range whip. It is safe to admit that Fury packs a better move set than her brothers considering their usability in combat and they are far more practical too.

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Fraction of her gameplay footage also showcases surroundings from a ruined world and demonic entities that inherits it now. One other thing to notice here is that, the gameplay mechanics have improved to make all of her moves fluid smooth. At one point, she is also met by Horseman War and Death but what significance they bring to her story is still unclear. This might also be from a flashback sequence that is to serve as part of back-story for protagonist Fury to visit Earth.

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Demonic Insects and Entities

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One thing the Darksiders franchise maintained throughout years is that a very engaging gameplay that keep players hooked for hours and transform them into fans. To get some exclusive merch for displaying and in-game digital content to enjoy, you can either order the Collector’s Edition or the Apocalypse Edition of Darksiders III. Players are also allowed to place their pre-order on GOG or Steam ahead of release.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Darksiders 3 Collector’s Edition Announced

After the release date got leaked, Collector’s Editions for Darksiders III featuring Horseman Fury is finally unveiled.

Following THQ coming back from going completely bankrupt in 2012, Darksiders III was being developed by Gunfire Games and on May 2, 2017, it was accidentally revealed through an Amazon listing leak before it was officially announced. Recently, a release date set for November 27, 2018 also got leaked by an advanced listing from Microsoft Store. So, it was time that the studio behind the project reveals at least something on their own; like the planned special editions.

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Darksiders III Collector’s Edition Announced

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We offer you an exclusive look at the contents and features of Darksiders III Collector’s Edition in new trailer below.




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For $59.99 only, you can purchase Darksiders III Standard Edition or simply just pre-order it. Two other special edition of this AAA game title will be released at the same time packed with extra goodies and content pack. A DLC titled "Fury Exclusive Armor Set" will be added as pre-order bonus, which is entirely cosmetic and doesn't gameplay in any manner as well as a 24 hour Early Access on consoles and a 12.5% discount. For a digital copy, players can choose to purchase from GOG or Steam.

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Darksiders III Collector’s Edition

Now prepare to be dazzled by a brief look at the Apocalypse Edition for Darksiders III, which has a load of collectibles included.




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Spending $149.99 can get you the Collector’s Edition, which comes with a copy of the game, an art-book, an exclusive SteelBook case, armor DLC, official soundtrack collection and a stunning Fury figurine that is 11 inch tall. The Apocalypse Edition on the other hand comes only for $399.99 is a massive treat for fans. Offering all of the above and a 30”x 40” hanger attached wall scroll, an amulet of Four Horsemen with necklace along with statues of Death, War and Vulgrim the shopkeeper.

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Darksiders III Apocalypse Edition

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Only four months away from release, Darksiders III will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Following the immense success of both Darksiders and Darksiders II, a third installment was almost inevitable. Much more specifics are going to be revealed later but are kept secret for now. According to THQ Nordic, the game is in final stage of development and a brand-new gameplay video is about to drop very soon to unleash the Fury.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Darksiders 3 Release Date Leaked

Microsoft Store might have unintentionally leaked the release date for upcoming hack and slash action-adventure Darksiders III.

One of the most anticipating game news action-adventure fans were dying to hear was something new about Darksiders III. This upcoming hack and slash title from Gunfire Games and THQ Nordic have players waiting eagerly to get a glimpse of a new gameplay, trailer or news of a release date during E3 2018 press conference but got nothing so far. However, looks like we have a launch date ahead of us this year on November 27, 2018, courtesy of a recent Microsoft Store leak.

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Darksiders III Release Date Leaked

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The first game of the series, Darksiders came out in 2010 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, where players assume the role of War in an apocalyptic future. Since he arrived at work pretty early, he messed up and got into trouble. A sequel, Darksiders II was released in 2012 where Death of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, tries clearing out his brother's name. It was available for all platforms mentioned above including PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox One before going into a six-year hiatus.

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The third entry of the fan-favorite series, Darksiders III features Fury, a whip-wielding female "Horseman". She came back to the same war-torn Earth to finish what her brothers' started; seek out and destroy the Seven Deadly Sins. This feminine iteration of a Horseman the story is probably to replace the fabled Famine, because starvation apparently doesn't suit very much for an action-adventure hack and slash game. Compared to a whip lashing protagonist, it would seem lame.

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Darksiders III Microsoft Store Listing

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The title was initially stuck into development hell for a long period of time from 2012 as original developer of the franchise; Vigil Games was shut down due to its parent company THQ going completely bankrupt. In 2013, Nordic Games bought the rights to the game series to work on it suggesting it won't come out before two years. Then on May 2, 2017, the title was accidentally revealed through a leak from Amazon listing, a day before it was officially announced by the publisher.

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Despite the product page of the game at Microsoft Store showing a November 27 release date in the first place, now it has been replaced by saying "Coming Soon". Considering Darksiders III is only four months away from release and the news is already out, an official announcement from THQ will probably arrive soon. When the game was not showcased on E3 event last month, many believed that it may not relapse in 2018 but the leak suggests the studio is almost finished making it.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

THQ Brings Nickelodeon Games to Consoles

Back in the days, developer and publisher studio THQ Nordic used to be the house of cool games like Darksiders and Darksiders II that created successful franchise and dedicated fans. Needless to say that those golden days are gone and the studio is literally thriving in competition with all the AAA video game titles in the market. So, THQ is desperately in need for a boost and they came up with a great idea recently, which might actually help them.

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THQ Brings Nickelodeon Games to Consoles

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The developers are apparently on an "asset care" strategy and as part of that plan; they are bringing more than a dozens of Nickoldeon games they have worked on previously for modern-day consoles. Some of these fan-favorite games are more than two decades old and a total of 16 games from the PlayStation 2-era are going to be revived. This new partnership with Nickelodeon maybe what the studio needed right now to make a comeback after so long.

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Except for the name of franchises, THQ Nordic has yet to reveal the specific titles on their re-mastering list. Primarily, popular series like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Fairly OddParents, Invader Zim and SpongeBob SquarePants are picked for their re-releasing program. Among these games, The Fairly OddParents are only for US release for now according to sources. We just can't wait for them to drop these games to take us back in time to rediscover the fun once again.

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Below is the list of Nickelodeon game series from the re-release plan of THQ Nordic.

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Back at the Barnyard
  • Catscratch
  • Danny Phantom
  • El Tigre
  • Invader Zim
  • Jimmy Neutron
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot
  • Rocket Power
  • Rocko’s Modern Life
  • Rugrats
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Tak and the Power of JuJu
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
  • The Wild Thornberrys

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THQ Remastered Projects


Reviving these older properties for a new generation of audience was a great move for the company. Their action-adventure game Darksiders was also remastered and they planned to go ahead with Destroy All Humans! Before THQ went bankrupt in 2013, they had the Nickelodeon license and it was re-acquired by Nordic Games as they bought THQ only a year after. We are pretty certain that they will reveal more games for this initiative in the upcoming days.

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Rather than going for brand-new titles at this moment, reviving several of their licensed Nickelodeon properties for the ever-growing market of next-gen consoles seems like a great strategy indeed. That being said, THQ Nordic already has Darksiders III in the development and expected to release very soon. So, looks like they are trying to balance the scale the way they can and just keeping a slow pace at it.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Darksiders 3 Gameplay Reveal

When the cat got out of the bag about the newest release of Darksiders series from Gunfire Games and THQ Nordic, people went crazy! It all started with an Amazon Listing for the upcoming Darksiders III, which revealed the existence of the project and next day THQ released the first official announcement trailer to calm the heck down. The crowd cheered, loved the new female protagonist Fury and then the creators of the game gone totally silent.

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Darksiders III Gameplay Reveal

After going quiet for a couple months, THQ Nordic has revealed a new gameplay trailer that offers us a very brief gameplay of Fury.




The trailer shows Fury making her way forward in a fiery location known as The Hollows, bashing enemies and making jumps with her enchanted chain to jump from one cliff to another, using it as a whip. Earth is an apocalyptic planet now, so that explains the locations a bit and her quest will probably end up in the depths of hell. Finally, she comes face to face with a Lava Brute, whom she quickly defeats with slight effort.

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We already know that Fury is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and she is coming to Earth to deal with the Seven Deadly Sins to clear the name of her wrongly accused brother War. She wields her very own enchanted chain as a weapon against her enemies and as a means to climb. Fury will explore a large world in her quest in Darksiders III as she slays demons and minions on a constant basis. New skills and unlocks will be available quite frequently on the game as it progresses.

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Darksiders III Coming in 2018

So far, with no solid release date at hand we know that Darksiders III will come out in 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. All we can say from that brief gameplay reveal is that hack-and-slash action RPG fans will have a great time playing the game as they took the role of Fury. With the previous history of the Darksiders series having the involvement of War and Death, Fury is here to take us in a darker path from here.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Darksiders 3 Announcement Trailer

THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games have finally announced Darksiders III a day after it was leaked via Amazon listing.

After many gaming sites have started digging for a day on Darksiders III leak news according to an Amazon Listing, publisher studio THQ Nordic has finally decided to let the cat out officially and BANG! Now, here comes the Darksiders III announcement trailer for the eagerly anticipating fans all over the world. So, with that scoop turning out to be true, it is safe to say that the third installment of THQ's one of the most popular franchise of hack and slash action-adventure game Darksiders is officially on the horizon.

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Darksiders III Announcement Trailer

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Have you seen the trailer yet? If not, then what are you waiting for? Christmas? Let's have a quick look at it before we try to discuss what little we actually know about the upcoming Darksiders III game.




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It's been five years since Darksiders II was released and ten years since Darksiders came out. Horseman Death and War both had their glorious days and now they are seemingly gone from the scene. So, Darksiders III is returning to make a history once again as there is a new Horseman of the Apocalypse named Fury. Since her brother War has been held up for his betrayal, Fury takes up the odd challenge of cleansing a ravaged Earth of Seven Deadly Sins where her brother failed in the first place.

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The new Horseman takes her assignment with pleasure and displays her commending skills in dispatching deadly opponents with ease. Not only she has the intensity to do justice to her name, this one got an attitude to match as well. With her primary weapon of choice being an enchanted whip, we can only imagine what sorts of feats she will pull off with that apart from beheading her powerful rivals. After two of the most influential and renowned Horseman, it is time for a female protagonist to take the lead from here.

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In absence of former developer studio Vigil Games; the original creators of the franchise, Gunfire Games have taken over Darksiders III project and so far as the trailer has shows us, they are doing quite a fine job. The official announcement trailer goes as far as to reveal the release year to be the year 2018, whereas the Amazon listing has mentioned the date to be December 31, 2018. Hopefully some upcoming major gaming event will shed more light on the progress of the game.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Darksiders 3 Leaked

product listing on Amazon have accidentally leaked the reveal of Darksiders III from THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games.

The ever so keen-eyes of the geeky fans of the franchises and scoop hunting online journalists barely let anything pass from their sight. As a result, we get leaked news of upcoming games and news related to them in advance. After the Marketing Material Leak for Call of Duty: WW2 a while ago, the third and latest installment of a THQ Nordic video game series is next. Following the insane popularity of Darksiders and Darksiders II, here comes the Darksiders III.

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Darksiders III Leaked

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Through an Amazon Listing of PS 4 platform for the third game of an action role-playing hack and slash genre, it is leaked to us that Darksiders III in fact is a reality and will be upon us in 2018 according to the same listing on Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. After playing with War and Death of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse previously, the players will be controlling the only female member of the fold; Fury.

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This whip-wielding femme fatale will be on Earth to retain balance amidst good and evil as she will be after the Seven Deadly Sins. Fury took this mission to clear out her brother War, who was wrongly accused and framed for his actions. So, this damsel with an attitude is extra mad now. The leak also gives us an astonishing peak at the game interior art which we would love to share with you guys.

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Darksiders III Interior Art 1
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Darksiders III Interior Art 2
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Darksiders III Interior Art 3

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The first game of the series and its parallel sequel was both developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ Nordic. This time, Gunfire Games is developing the post-apocalyptic world of Darksiders due to the collapse of their creator studio. The original team who worked on the game will be working on Darksiders III but involvement of Marvel Comics' veteran comic-book creator Joe Madureira (Astonishing X-Men, Battle Chasers), the artist/creative director of the series to this project is not yet confirmed.