THQ set to auction off unbought IPs (Darksiders, Red Faction), bidding due April


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Many of the IPs belonging to the troubled publisher THQ, such as Darksiders and Red Faction, were sadly not picked up during their recent bankruptcy auction, leaving many of those series’ longtime fans weeping. Today, it was revealed that their may be hope left for those unbought franchises.

THQ has announced that it will auction off their unpurchased franchises in six sets or ‘lots,’ those being the following:

  • Darksiders
  • Red Faction
  • Homeworld
  • MX (Includes MX vs. ATV)
  • Other Owned Software (Summoner, Destroy All Humans!, etc)
  • Other Licensed Software (Worms, Supreme Commander, etc)

THQ is confident that all of them will be bought by mid-May, stating that over 100 parties are interested in bidding and that a “vigorous sale is anticipated.” First bids are due on April 1, the publisher says, while final bidding will commence on April 15.

Stay tuned for more news on the state of these dormant but promising franchises.

Thanks, Polygon

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