Nordic Games: No Darksiders sequel this year, but firm in 'discussions'

CEO on Darksiders 3: "I don't believe in bringing out a shitty sequel"

Nordic Games Publishing has already been approached by parties interested in development on the franchises it recently acquired from THQ, in particular the critically acclaimed Darksiders series.


But Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors has said he's in no rush to put out "a shitty sequel".

"We have to be very honest," Wingefors said in a chat with Game Informer. "I am a business man within the games industry. We are not the creative, talented developer that brings out new versions in house.

"I understand the potential of the IPs. I respect the original creators and the creative people who are able to create sequels. In the past 24 hours, we have been contacted and there have been a few discussions (but I can't confirm names)," he went on to reveal.

"I'm impressed with the love and interest that those IPs, especially Darksiders, are bringing it. You can see Nordic Game as a middle man in order to create great new sequels. If we can find the right team with the right terms, I'm sure we can find the right financial solution to make it happen."

When asked if he'd been approached by Crytek USA, which now houses much of the "core" staff from the original Darksiders developer Vigil, Wingefors said, "Officially, we haven't talked to any partners. My colleagues in Austria are handling the business development and are handling all those contacts. We'll be sitting down, I think, in the next week to discuss all those options.

"It takes a very long time to make games. You won't see a new Darksiders this year. I don't believe in bringing out a shitty sequel."

Nordic Games acquired the rights to the Darksiders and Red Faction franchises as a result of the final THQ IP auctions.

The Karlstad, Sweden-based company picked up Darksiders, Red Faction and MX vs. ATV for $4.9 million. The deal also included the franchises Supreme Commander, Frontlines, Stuntman, Juiced, Full Spectrum Warrior, Destroy All Humans "and more".

Nordic Games and THQ expect the US Bankruptcy Court to hear the motion for the sale on May 13, 2013 and to finalise the purchase transactions thereafter.