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THQ Nordic Acquires Kingdoms of Amalur

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Publisher THQ Nordic has acquired the rights to the Kingdoms of Amalur IP.

THQ Nordic announced the acquisition on Twitter, stating that Kingdoms of Amalur, “among other assets,” had been acquired from the defunct 38 Studios. The “other assets” is likely referring to Project Copernicus, an ambitious MMO title that was in development at 38 Studios prior to the developer’s bankruptcy in 2012.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is an action role-playing game, released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in February 2012. The game received a positive response, but developer 38 Studios declared bankruptcy in May 2012, ceasing operations and laying off all staff.

The acquisition of 38 Studios’s assets has fuelled hope for a sequel to Reckoning, which maintained a loyal fanbase since release.

THQ Nordic also acquired the Timesplitters and Second Sight IPs last month.

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Stalker 2 is Not A Revived Version of the Cancelled 2012 Project

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Stalker 2

Stalker 2 has been confirmed as an entirely new project that has no basis on the cancelled 2012 sequel.

Roughly a decade ago, fans were excited when Stalker 2 was announced. Unfortunately, in 2012, Ukrainian developers GSC Games World was shut down and all progress on the sequel was put on hold.

All went quiet until 2014 where the company resurfaced and announced that development on a version of Stalker 2 was underway. Despite a developer build for the original Stalker 2 making its way onto the web, GSC Games World chose to start from scratch and create an entirely new AAA experience for the series.

GSC Games World has so far not stated why the decision was made to start from the beginning, aside from the assurance that the new game is currently in development and will hopefully hit stores in 2021.

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