I’m genuinely curious about what they’re planning over at THQ Nordic. This is the second time in recent months that they are in the news for gaining game IPs. Both of these games are rather different, which just piques my interest more!
This time around the two games joining the THQ Nordic family are Alone in the Dark, and Act of War. I have an inkling that they will be looking at remastered versions of these games as both were initially released more than 10 years ago. OK, yeah, so Alone in the Dark was originally released 25 years ago, but as far as my math skills go, that’s still more than 10 years.
If you’re a bit rusty on what the games are about, don’t worry I’ve got you. Alone in the Dark is a survival horror game that follows Edward Carnby, a private detective, who investigates paranormal cases. The game is set in the 1920s and follows the writings of H.P Lovecraft where ancient evils of unimaginable power play with human lives. It was dubbed the first 3D survival horror game back in 2008, so I’m rather certain THQ Nordic would look at a remaster for it.
As for Act of War, it, too, follows a story but this time by the techno-thriller writer, Dale Brown. It’s a real-time strategy game that puts you in control of counter-terrorist forces where you have to rescue hostages, conduct classified spy missions and stop your “unpredictable” enemy. It was 2005, I’m sure XCOM 2‘s AI can blast Act of War‘s right out of the battlefield. Again, a remaster and update to the system makes complete sense to me here.
So if you’ve been asking yourself what’s happened to these games, then I guess you know that they haven’t been forgotten. We look forward to finding out exactly why THQ Nordic is buying up games like it’s Black Friday.