THQ Nordic has big plans for the future. Purchasing the studio Piranha Bytes, obtaining the rights to Gothic and Risen in the process, and has 80 games in development. With 48 unannounced.

This deal grants THQ Nordic rights to the development studio and their IPs. Piranha CEO Michael Ruve and Head of Games Bjorn Pankratz will remain in their roles along with all current staff members. In a press release, the following statement was made.

“There are situations in life where you think to yourself “This feels right.” Well, this is exactly one of them. We have been working on some great and exciting things over the past couple of years and we are extremely stoked about what the future brings with the right partner and the right network of companies”, says Björn Pankratz, Project Director and Game Designer of Piranha Bytes. “After all, we want to continue to create great, memorable, and impactful games with as much creative freedom as possible, and with THQ Nordic we know we are now part of a family, which supports us by all means in our efforts.”

THQ Nordic has been on a spending spree since their formation. Purchasing a lot of IPs owned by the bankrupted THQ and smaller studios. All while rereleasing the games with updated visuals. It’s likely that most of the unannounced games are remakes of the purchased IP’s last released game. It could also be Nickelodeon games as THQ Nordic has signed a deal with the network to start making games based on the various cartoon series.

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