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THQ Nordic buys up 3 franchises with an eye on the Switch

It sounds like THQ Nordic will be diving right into the Switch. They’ve acquired a trio of new IPs, all of which sounds like they’re on the way to Nintendo’s newest platform.

THQ Nordic grows even bigger

A company on the move, Nordic Games not all that long ago became ‘THQ Nordic’. They bought up so many of the old THQs franchises that the name change was kind of a no-brainer. But they haven’t stopped there. Absorbing a trio of new properties, the publisher now has its sights set on making a splash on 2017’s Nintendo Switch.

Here’s what they now own:

  • Sphinx (and the Cursed Mummy) is a third person action-adventure video game inspired by the mythology of Ancient Egypt. It was originally released for Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube.
  • War Leaders: Clash of Nations is a turn-based global strategy game bundled with a real-time tactics game mode for PC.
  • Legends of War is a turn-based strategy video game series franchise created in 2010. It was released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PlayStation Portable.

What’s the plan?

Well, they’re not going to let these three sit there, if that’s what you’re thinking. According to the company’s Group CEO Lars Wingefors, “These are not financially material acquisitions, but due to our love for these types of games they were natural acquisition targets that add up to our portfolio. Moreover, we also got a lot of messages from fans that encouraged us to add them. Among these titles, Sphinx (and the Cursed Mummy) is very well suited for the Nintendo audience – which we love to support. We are excited for Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s new platform, and already have two other projects in development for it.”

Past all that, there’s no more info at this time, but it certainly sounds like at least Sphinx is on the way to the Switch. I could totally see that, and I think it’d be a perfect fit. And honestly, I can see either of the turn-based strategy affairs making the transition as well. That touchscreen should lend itself nicely to the genre.

Stay tuned, we’ll have much more as it develops.

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