Several classic tactical warfare franchises were picked up by THQ Nordic this week.
Original IPs belonging to NovaLogic Inc, developer of the Delta Force, Joint Ops and Conmanche series have been placed under the care of THQ Nordic. This is a continuation of Nordic Games’ acquisition of THQ and its assets following the 2013 liquidation of the publisher.
John Garcia, owner, founder and CEO of NovaLogic Inc. says in a press release from THQ Nordic:
“After 30 years of creating ground breaking Computer and Video Games we are proud to pass the baton to THQ Nordic. As individuals, they are enthusiastic gamers and as a company have shown the agility and acumen needed to propel our industry towards a much-needed reset. We are happy to see the franchises we created in such capable hands.”
A few of the more notable franchises bought are the Armored Fist Series, Tachyon: The Fringe, the F-22 – Series, the F-16 Series, along with the aforementioned tactical shooter. While Delta Force had a budget title back in 2009, the majority of these series have been quiet for the better part of the decade.
The press release continued with comments from Reinhard Pollice, Business and Product Development Director, THQ Nordic:
“NovaLogic pioneered military simulations and military-themed multiplayer shooters with vehicular combat and also clearly targeted at an adult audience. We are extremely satisfied with the new additions to our portfolio, and also very thrilled about how to continue some of said franchises, we are open for talks in this regard if any developer approaches us with a concept for a potential sequel to any IP.”
Since its re-branding as THQ Nordic, the publisher has handled the PC port of Quantum Break as well as the remaster of the Darksiders series.