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THQ Nordic buys Koch Media for $149.6 million

THQ Nordic has agreed to acquire Koch Media in a deal worth €121 million ($149.6 million). The closing of the transaction is expected to happen later today.

The deal includes the entire of the Koch business, including Deep Silver - which publishes titles such as Saints Row, Dead Island and Metro. It means that Saints Row and Metro now both fall back under the THQ banner, alongside other THQ Nordic brands such as De Blob, Darksiders, MX vs ATV, Red Faction and Destroy All Humans.

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bigdaddysteve
Wed Feb 14 18 07:09am
Rating: 3

Interesting how THQ was dismantled after closing and is slowly rebuilding itself through Nordic acquiring the old IP. What other properties did THQ have that are worth Nordic going after in the future?

bigdaddysteve
Wed Feb 14 18 07:09am
Rating: 3

Interesting how THQ was dismantled after closing and is slowly rebuilding itself through Nordic acquiring the old IP. What other properties did THQ have that are worth Nordic going after in the future?

Believe it or not, THQ has a lot of IPs that are worth getting. They published a lot of good games like Drawn To Life and of course, De Blob.

I agree entirely. I was asking if there were any IP's still out there that Nordic hasn't acquired and are worth them acquiring. It seems like they have most of the valuable ones.

Well there are so many it's that are worth buying and making use of. Like dizzy for example...or how about zombies ate my neighbours?

Zombies Ate My Neighbors is a Disney property now. Disney got it when they bought LucasArts.

shadowbuster
Wed Feb 14 18 07:39pm
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The real reason that THQ crapped was because of horrid management and poor marketing. The best games from WWE were from THQ, just like so many semi casual games like destroy all humans and licenced games that made many childhoods great. I'm glad that Nordic is trying to revive THQ's legacy.

And really, they are doing well... The history of that new THQ is really great. They started as a comic shop... They changed to sell games by mail order, they got sold to a british chain. The founder then bought back the company for a steal later when the british chain had financial troubles. Then he shifted to company to publish/distribute games, then later develop their own.

I really hope they manage the THQ IPs better than THQ did. They now have really good IPs.

donzaloog
Wed Feb 14 18 09:24am
Rating: 2

This is very good news. I'm hoping they release Darksiders 3 on Switch.

This actually means Volition can work on Red Faction again since for a long while it seemed like they wouldn't be able to since Deep Silver owned them, but now they've been reunited with the IP thanks to this buyout.

This is so weird, it's almost an elaborate way to get around the bankruptcy. Either way it is good news as long as Nordic does something with the licenses other than port their catalog.

Wed Feb 14 18 10:13am
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Wonder what will happen to Koch since it was/is one of the most important publishing partners for Europe, especially Germany, publishing Square Enix games for over 10 years and vice versa (Square Enix handled Dead Island in Japan). Guess Koch really had f***ed up with Dead Island 2. Maybe this was also the reason Deep Silver will not publish games from Atlus anymore in Europe, creating an own branch here.

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