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Nordic Games Nabs Two More Franchises, This Time from Atari

by Ron Duwell | June 25, 2013June 25, 2013 11:30 pm PDT


Nordic Games can now be classified as a “publishing vulture,” scooping off valuable IP from the rotting corpses of closed companies. It’s most recent acquisition comes from Atari who sold off its Wild West stealth tactics series Desperado and Silver, a SEGA Dreamcast and PC RPG.

These two new additions to its library just add to the ever growing pile of IP Nordic Games already sits on. It nabbed a handful of THQ’s biggest franchises for the bargain price of $4.9 million earlier this year, landing notable franchises like Darksiders, Destroy All Humans, Red Faction, MX vs ATV¬†and Titan Quest.

Before 2012, it had purchased the Painkiller series from Dreamcatcher Interactive and a handful of properties from the now defunct JoWooD Entertainment AG.

Scavengers usually eat the food they acquire though, not horde them away for later use.

One has to wonder what plans Nordic Games has with all these franchises and if it even plans to use all of them eventually. Does it have the manpower or financial backing to make great games out of all of them?


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...