THQ Nordic is one of the most well-known game studios in the industry, with a long history of classic titles. It’s been ten years since THQ Nordic was founded, and to commemorate the occasion, the company is throwing a digital exhibition that will unveil what the firm is presently working on.
Following the demise of the old THQ, a firm known as Nordic Games purchased the THQ moniker and formed the current THQ Nordic. THQ Nordic is now a publisher, but it also houses a number of other studios, including Purple Lamp Studios, which created Spongebob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated, and Bugbear Entertainment, which created Wreckfest.
THQ Nordic just released the successful Biomutant, developed by Experiment 101, in the spring. THQ Nordic occupies a unique position in the gaming world, having direct ties to a plethora of iconic brands while still having the opportunity to create new series.
THQ Nordic has announced a digital showcase to commemorate its tenth anniversary in a new press release. The announcement is accompanied by an anniversary trailer that highlights THQ Nordic’s history while also hinting at upcoming titles.
THQ Nordic says in the trailer’s description that the showcase will be presented by Geoff Keighley of Opening Night Live and The Game Awards, who will be discussing six brand new titles. The event will take place on September 17 at 12 p.m. PT and 3 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast live on Youtube, Twitch, and the game’s publisher website on Steam.
It’s unknown what games will be announced, but THQ Nordic has given fans a sneak peek. THQ Nordic continues the trailer’s description, saying, “Legendary brands and sequels to popular games are making a comeback. We hope you’re all set, kids!”
More specifically, the publisher states that fresh details regarding Piranha Bytes’ Elex II, an upcoming open-world game, as well as Expeditions: Rome, would be released. Finally, checking in early will give fans a sneak peek at HandyGames’ future project.
Given the history of games that THQ Nordic has access to as a result of its relationship with original THQ, “the comeback of iconic franchises” might mean anything. The phrase “We hope you are ready kids!” that follows the mention of sequels, on the other hand, appears to be a very strong allusion to the classic Spongebob Squarepants opening line, “Are you ready kids?”
THQ Nordic may finally give fans a genuine sequel to the original Battle for Bikini Bottom, one of the best Spongebob games ever produced, after 18 years (excluding the movie game).