Darksiders And Other THQ Properties May Yet Find New Homes


Now that their most-desired properties and studios have been picked up by other videogame companies, THQ are selling off their remaining assets as well, the bankrupt publisher announced in a press release this afternoon.


Six intellectual properties are up for sale: Darksiders, Red Faction, Homeworld, MK, and “Other Owned Software, including Big Beach Sports, Destroy All Humans!, Summoner, and more; and Other Licensed Software, including Marvel Super Hero, Supreme Commander, Worms, and more.”


Initial bids for these properties need to be submitted by April 1st, 2013 and final bids by April 15th. In May, the sales will be presented to the Court for approval.


“THQ Inc. has received more than 100 expressions of interest in purchasing various titles; consequently, a vigorous sale is anticipated,” the company’s statement reads.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.