Paradigm completes shift to THQ

Publisher closes on acquisition of developer; next Stuntman game in April 2007 at the earliest.

Paradigm has officially joined THQ's stable of internal development teams, as the publisher today confirmed that its previously announced acquisition of the developer had closed.

Paradigm was formerly an Atari studio and has developed Terminator 3: The Redemption and Mission Impossible: Operation Surma for multiple platforms. It will once again be taking on an established license for its first THQ title, the next-generation debut of Stuntman.

Originally developed by Reflections Interactive (which Atari recently sold to Ubisoft), 2002's PlayStation 2 game Stuntman put players in the role of a movie-industry stunt driver. Little is known about the sequel, except that it is being developed "for next-generation systems," and it is set for release in THQ's next fiscal year, which starts April 1, 2007. THQ has said it will unveil more details about the game later this year.

Paradigm is the fourth new studio to be added to THQ's portfolio this year. In February the company announced the formation of Kaos Studios, the New York City-based studio working on Frontlines: Fuel of War. In March, THQ added Warrington, UK-based Juice Games (Juiced, Juiced Eliminator) and Austin, Texas-based startup Vigil Games to its ranks.

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18 comments
Ponsardin
Ponsardin

Wow, that's a big list of developer teams.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Well, Terminator 3 and Mission Impossible were nothing special but I have hope that THQ will not let Paradigm mess up Stuntman 2. But my question is will Paradigm still be making Battle Zone for the PSP for Atari?

rynmls
rynmls

thq is expanding their influence in gaming industry thats great...

kinncolts
kinncolts

wow.....all those developers besides Kaos Studios are not that good

gdogg4210
gdogg4210

A stunt man sequel, man i still have not beat that game yet

TheGreatGuero
TheGreatGuero

New developer for Stuntman 2? That makes me a little nervous, especially when they're in the hands of THQ.... Well, I hope it turns out to be at least as good as the original. Heh, people complained about it's long loading times, I found them to be a good way to relax and calm yourself from all the frustration, haha.

suprsolider
suprsolider

Oh, Wow. T3 The Redemption was sooooo great. NOT The game was just as bad as T3 the movie was. They also did Terminator Dawn of Fate, and made that game horrible, plus screwed up the ending to boot. SKYNET first sent 2 Terminators through time. The T-800 and then the T-1000 right after the T-800. Then SKYNET was destroyed, and then Kyle was sent through, followed shortly after by the T-800 (reprogramed one) But they show the ending with SKYNET rebooting (which is wrong, and this game pre dates T3.) SKYNET was completely offline. Didn't they pay attention to Kyle who said in T1 that "WE'D WON" It is even the the first draft of the T2 script showing the scenes I mentioned. They only reason they were not shot was due to time and budget constraints.

DS_fan_atic
DS_fan_atic

I tried stuntman and it was a pretty fun game, lets hope it becomes multi-plat for the sequel

mattxavier
mattxavier

Lets wait and see what they can offer.

Hellraiser3899
Hellraiser3899

Well... I'm not familiar with any of their games but Huzzah for them, I'm sure they're happy about being bought by THQ.

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

Paradigm was formerly an Atari studio and has developed Terminator 3: The Redemption and Mission Impossible: Operation Surma for multiple platforms. Too bad they never made a good game... :roll:

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Gonna keep an eye open for Stuntman 2, should be a pretty good game.

Devils_Joker_22
Devils_Joker_22

Stuntman was good, Hopefully next gen will iron out some of the flaws of the original

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Sweet hope the next Stuntman will be fun was great on the PS2 can't wait to see what will be new on the PS3 and 360 one.

Orague
Orague

HOpe MI3 is good