Thursday, May 23, 2019

THQ Nordic to Announce Two New Games at E3 2019 - Could They Be Nickelodeon Titles? [Updated]

It's been over a year since THQ Nordic announced that they had partnered with Nickelodeon to bring back a number of video games from the Nickelodeon catalog. Since the initial announcement in March 2018, with got fans very excited, however, nothing more has been said. Thankfully, this looks like it may be changing in the very near future!


With the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) only around a month away, THQ Nordic has sent out a couple of hints to the press that tease that the video game company will be unveiling two previously unannounced games at the video game industry trade event!

The first game will be a remake of a galactically beloved video game/franchise, whilst the second game will be a new vision of a beloved game/franchise.

Update (5/23) - THQ has revealed during publisher's financial report that they've got about 80 games in development! Impressively, quite a few of those games haven't even been announced yet. With a staggering 80 video games in development, there's a very good chance that at least one of these will be a Nickelodeon game!

As part of their agreement with Nickelodeon, THQ Nordic is planning to re-release fan-favorite video games inspired by beloved Nickelodeon properties such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Back at the Barnyard, Catscratch, Danny Phantom, El Tigre, Invader Zim, Jimmy Neutron, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Rocket Power, Rocko’s Modern Life, Rugrats, SpongeBob SquarePants, Tak and the Power of JuJu, The Fairly OddParents (US only), The Ren & Stimpy Show, and The Wild Thornberrys.


THQ Nordic and Nickelodeon’s partnership is meant to speak to one of the games publisher’s stated goals: ensuring that older properties are able to find a new life with modern audiences. THQ Nordic has previously revived and remastered games like Darksiders, and has announced plans to do the same with the PlayStation 2-era game Destroy All Humans!

Although THQ Nordic's recent announcement to the press could be talking about new games from their Nickelodeon catalog, there's also a big chance that the company is also talking about a new Timesplitters game since they have a massive catelog of IPs, especially recently with their acquisition of new games and studios. We won't know for sure what the game titles are until they are announced at E3 2019, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California between Tuesday, June 11 - Friday, June 14, 2019.

Which titles are you hoping Nickelodeon and THQ Nordic will re-release? Let me know in the comments!

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Originally published: Saturday, May 18, 2019.

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