THQ Nordic Buys Delta Force, Joint Ops, and Other Military Franchises

The publisher scoops up all games owned by NovaLogic as part of a new deal.

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Having already acquired Red Faction and Darksiders, THQ Nordic--formerly known as Nordic Games--announced today that it has purchased even more gaming franchises.

The Austrian publisher inked a deal with NovaLogic Inc. to acquire all games owned by that company, including military franchises like Delta Force, Comanche, F-22, and Joint Ops. Additionally, THQ Nordic gets the NovaLogic trademark as part of the acquisition. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

2009's Delta Force Xtreme 2
2009's Delta Force Xtreme 2

NovaLogic CEO and founder John Garcia said in a statement, "After 30 years of creating ground breaking computer and video games, we are proud to pass the baton to THQ Nordic."

For its part, THQ Nordic's Reinhard Pollice teased in a statement that the company is open to possibly reviving the franchises.

"We are extremely satisfied with the new additions to our portfolio, and also very thrilled about how to continue some of said franchises. We are open for talks in this regard if any developer approaches us with a concept for a potential sequel to any IP," he said.

THQ Nordic gets the following franchises from NovaLogic as part of the deal:

  • Delta Force series
  • Comanche series
  • Joint Operations series
  • Armored Fist series
  • Tachyon: The Fringe
  • F-22 – series
  • F-16 eries
  • NovaLogic Trademark
  • "and more…"

THQ Nordic acquired Darksiders, Red Faction, MX vs. ATV Alive, and other franchises during THQ's bankruptcy auction. In August this year, Nordic Games announced that it acquired the THQ name, rebranding itself as THQ Nordic.

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good. nordic will finale do something with the ip

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But I mean, buying series isn't going to magically produce games.

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I have a good feeling about this.

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Wow Tachyon: The Fringe, haven't heard that name in over a decade. I don't remember anything about it besides that it was an ok game, but more importantly had Bruce Campbell voicing the lead character.

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I remember delta force. it had huge maps with lots of surprises.(which made traveling on foot exciting).

the third game had a pyramids of egypt level . you could even climb the pyramids and it was exciting.

I have lots of great memories from the first three games.(I remember Gascan's AI was so terrible that he always died in every mission that he was available as a sidekick.)

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@dorog1995: I can't thumbs up, but thumbs up :)

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Now get Saint's Row and Dead Island 2 back from Deep Shit.

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I remember when DeltaForce 2 was released and it had "real" grass. Man, I know it didn't hold up AT ALL but I wish I could go back in time and experience the multiplayer for the first time again

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I never get tired of shooting games I will buy them as fast as you can make them as long as its a good game of course.

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Comanche and Delta Force were some of my favorites growing up. Hope they make a comeback.

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Some of these games were badass! DF: BHD was my introduction to online multiplayer, I believe before COD was even a thing? First clan and everything.... good times. And Joint Ops and Comanche... dayum they knew how to make games back then.

Promising news.

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@allyal1: Same here. I always loved local competitive multiplayer, but BHD turned gaming into an addiction for me. I absolutely loved it. I played it up until a friend introduced me to America's Army. I still have my copy of BHD. I got on a few years back and was surprised to see that people were still playing it.

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They should make another Delta Force game feat. Chuck Norris. He would be so OP that enemies will spontaneously burst into flames just by looking at him.

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Wow Delta Force! That bring back some memories! Let's hope Nordic will be able to keep at least some of these series alive.

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Chuck Norris

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Why is it called THQ Nordic?

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@Acillatem1993: I think cause THQ was a bigger name than Nordic, so after they got the rights, they decided to use it.

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@iandizion713: Why are/were they called Nordic in the first place if they're Austrian?

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@Red_hot_smasher: Cause they come from Sweden.

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Heck yeah, bring us some goods THQ Nordic.

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