THQ Nordic gears up for Nintendo Switch launch with three old IP acquistions

Remember Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy?

THQ Nordic gears up for Nintendo Switch launch with three old IP acquistions

Vienna-based publisher THQ Nordic has acquired the rights to three old game IPs as it gears up for the launch of Nintendo's Switch in March.

The publisher picked up the rights to Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, War Leaders: Clash of Nations and Legends of War. Sphinx is the most high-profile of the acquisitions, released in 2003 on consoles by the original THQ.

THQ Nordic says it has two titles in development for Nintendo Switch since before the acquisitions were made and will provide more information on these in the coming months.

Not for profit

"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," said Lars Wingefors, founder and CEO of THQ Nordic.

"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."

THQ Nordic has spent recent years acquiring many old THQ IPs as it builds its own roster and launches remakes and remasters of the old titles, making it difficult to narrow down what games it could be working on for the Switch.


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