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THQ Nordic Aquires More Properties With Alone in the Dark and Act of War

Adding to its ever-growing list of IPs, THQ Nordic has acquired Alone in the Dark and Act of War from publisher Atari Games.

Alone in the Dark is a “Lovecraftian survival horror game series” that first appeared on the PC in 1992 from developer Infogrames. Two sequels soon followed in 1993 and 1994 before a hiatus that ended with The New Nightmare in 2001. The franchise went under another hiatus until Alone in the Dark in 2008 for PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PS2, and Wii. A PC game with the subtitle Illumination was released in 2015 as a third person cooperative shooter, but was not well received.

Act of War is a real-time strategy game from 2005 and it is most notable for being written by Dale Brown, a retired captain of the US Air Force and writer of many thriller novels. An expansion pack named High Treason was released in 2006, and a spiritual successor named Act of Aggression that was released in 2015. Original developer Eugen Systems is currently working on Steel Division 2 for PC.

THQ Nordic has not detailed any plans on remastering the previous games or creating a new game with the IPs, just that they now own the properties. Most recently THQ Nordic acquired the Kingdoms of Amalur IP.