Earlier this morning, THQ Nordic celebrated their 10th Anniversary by announcing six new games in their first ever digital showcase. Founded in 2011, THQ Nordic is a global video game publisher and developer of such games series as Titan Quest, Darksiders, Gothic and many others. Here’s what was announced during the showcase.
Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed
Crypto is back with a license to probe. The alien invader returns, groovier than ever. Experience the swinging ‘60s in all its chemical-induced glory and take revenge on the KGB for blowing up your mothership. You’ll have to form alliances with members of the very species you came to enslave. You can read Royce’s review of Destroy All Humans and add Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed to your wishlist here. It is in development for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake
Wish-granting Mermaid’s Tears in the hands of SpongeBob and Patrick… What could go wrong? Sure, the very fabric holding the universe together could come undone, opening portals into wild Wishworlds. But that’s nothing our favorite sponge can’t handle- with the right cosmic costume! You can read our review of the previous game, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated here. You can add SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake to your wishlist here and will be available on PC, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.
Outcast 2 – A New Beginning
Twenty years after the events of the first game, the breathtaking alien world of Adelpha finds itself under threat of invasion: ruthless corporations are exploiting the planet and are enslaving and even killing the people. Cutter’s mission is clear: organise a resistance, rescue the people, and get rid of the invaders. Support the local Talans in their struggles and fight your way through fast-paced battles against invading robot forces in this 3rd-person, open world, action adventure sequel to the 1999 cult classic.Outcast 2 is developed by the original team behind the first Outcast Adventure – Appeal Studios from Belgium. You can wishlist the game here and Outcast 2 is currently in development for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Jagged Alliance 3
Fans have been waiting for decades, to see the third edition of the legendary strategy franchise Jagged Alliance. Royce had this to say about the announcement, “Jagged Alliance 2 is one of my all-time favourite games; I still play it even today and it ensaddens me no-one’s ever managed to create anything quite like it. I really hope this one succeeds.” The strategy game experts from Haemimont Games, well known for their work on the Tropico series, Surviving Mars, Victor Vran and many other great games will finally create a true successor to the beloved series. Jagged Alliance 3 will combine tactically deep, turn-based combat with exploration of a large game world with strategic elements including gaining control over territories, training local forces, and establishing multiple squads chosen from beloved mercenaries – all well known to fans of the series. Jagged Alliance 3 will have RPG-elements like special perks or level-ups for your mercenaries, as well as looting and customizing your arsenal of weaponry. Coming to PC, Jagged Alliance 3 will also feature a co-op multiplayer mode so you can free Grand Chien together with a friend.
Superpower 3 is a modern geopolitical sim in a planet Earth setup. Rule the world or challenge your knowledge about demography, economics, military strategy, as well as political issues across the globe. Compete with or against other players, or just try to do better than the real-life politicians. If you ever wanted to become the ruler of the world, in Superpower 3 for PC you can give it your best shot!
MX vs. ATV: Legends
Far out the graphics are getting better and better with these types of games. Race your way to victory on bikes, ATVs and UTVs in MX vs ATV Legends! Featuring massive new open environments, plus a career mode that lets you experience all the risks and rewards of becoming a world-famous professional rider. Become an off-road racing legend in your own right. MX vs ATV franchise will make its PS5 and Xbox Series X|S console debut in MX vs ATV Legends and you can add it to your wishlist here.
Announced back in June, open-world RPG ELEX II shows off its new story-trailer, explaining what drove Jax, the Beast of Xacor into isolation – and why the time has come for him to leave his exile. ELEX II is the sequel to ELEX, the vintage open-world role-playing experience from the award-winning creators of the Gothic and Risen series, Piranha Bytes. ELEX II returns to the post-apocalyptic Science Fantasy world of Magalan – with massive environments that can be explored with unrivaled freedom via jetpack, you will be able to move through the epic story any way you want. You can wishlist the game here.
Last but certainly not least, we have the announcement trailer for Expeditions: Rome. I played the original Expeditions: Conquistador back in 2013 and it’s an intriguing turn-based strategy game. After Conquistador came Expeditions: Vikings in 2017, and soon we have Expeditions Rome. Determine the destiny of Rome as you conquer foreign lands and navigate political intrigue in this turn-based RPG. Directly fight with your party of Praetorians, guide your legion to victory, and choose your own path in a story where every decision matters. You can wishlist the game here.
So there you have it, some awesome games currently in development and a few of them certainly piqued my interest. You can watch the full showcase in the link below. As part of the THQ Nordic 10th anniversary celebration, there is a week-long publisher sale on Steam until September 23rd, 2021, including all games and franchises from THQ Nordic. Expect the best deals to date for games like Destroy All Humans!, Biomutant, Wreckfest, Desperados III, SpongeBob Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, the Darksiders series, SpellForce series, and many more. In addition, two games will be free to claim and can be kept forever: Titan Quest Anniversary Edition and Jagged Alliance Gold Edition. Grab them free from Steam until September 23rd.
Congratulations on 10 years THQ Nordic!
Written by: @ChrisJInglis