Nordic Games: We Won't Bring You A "Sh**** Darksiders Sequel"
Publisher Nordic Games has just purchased several former THQ IPs, and one of them is the popular and acclaimed Darksiders franchise.
So now that the super fun series has a new home, when can we expect a new installment? Well, not this year, at any rate. In speaking to Game Informer, Nordic Games CEO Lars Wingefors said the company intends to speak with various partners to discuss the future of the Darksiders IP next week.
"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 s***** sequel."
As for the other brands Nordic Games nabbed, Wingefors says he respects that many gamers love the franchises in question. He also reminded everyone that Nordic is not a developer, and we should see them as a "middleman" that will help generate great new sequels:
"I'm impressed with the love and interest that those IPs, especially Darksiders, are bringing it. You can see Nordic Game as a middleman 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."
Yes, see what you can do about getting some talented developers behind fresh Red Faction and Summoner reboots, please. Darksiders is a definite priority in our eyes, though.
4/23/2013 10:05:27 PM John Shepard