Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Nordic Games

Nordic Games to bring The Vanishing of Ethan Carter to retail

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Nordic Games will be releasing a physical version of The Astronauts’ upcoming horror-themed thriller The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. In the atmospheric investigative adventure, players will follow Paul Prospero as he sets out to discover the mystery behind what happened to Ethan Carter, a potential client who asked for his assistance in looking into a mysterious book. Paul won’t be going toe to toe with demons and crazed killers, but he will find himself in an increasingly strange and terrifying world that is turning against him.

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King Art augmenting The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 via Kickstarter

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King Art, developers of the point-and-click adventure title The Book of Unwritten Tales, is looking to supplement the development of the follow-up with crowdsourced funds from Kickstarter. Unlike most titles, the studio isn’t looking for the campaign to raise enough money to fund the title but to add more features. The sequel is set to release early next year, and in looking to include more optional sidequests, character-customization options, and quest paths, as well as gather community feedback, King Art has decided to go beyond publisher Nordic Games to gather the additional necessary resources. According to creative director Jan Theysen, “every cent from the campaign goes directly into the on-top content.”

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Nordic bringing back MX vs. ATV with Supercross for consoles, PC

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Another franchise from THQ’s library is being revived shortly, courtesy of Nordic Games. The Vienna-based studio has announced that it plans on releasing a new entry in the MX vs. ATV series, titled MX vs. ATV Supercross, next year for 360, PC (Linux, Mac, and Windows), and PS3. The development team, comprised of new members and series veterans, is using existing code from MX vs. ATV Alive and MX vs. ATV Reflex for quicker integration of popular features from those, such as Motoclub Depot and multiplayer, alongside new content.

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Double Fine reacquires rights to Costume Quest and Stacking

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In a move that’s sure to please fans of Double Fine, the studio has announced that they have reacquired the publishing and distribution rights to Costume Quest and Stacking. The distribution rights were acquired from Nordic Games, who picked them up in 2013 during THQ’s bankruptcy. As part of the new deal, the two companies have partnered for a retail release of Costume Quest, Psychonauts, and Stacking for Windows and Mac next year in both North America and Europe.

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Painkiller Hell & Damnation – Full Metal Rocket DLC now on Steam

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Painkiller Hell & Damnation continues its sojourn into hell today with the release of its fourth DLC pack. Now available on Steam, the Full Metal Rocket DLC pack includes several additions to multiplayer. There is a new map, Prison, along with three older maps updated to HD, along with two new skins (SS Zombie and Leper), a new weapon (Mine), two new enemies (Executioner and Beast), and Survival mode, complete with leaderboard support.

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Nordic Games acquires Darksiders, Red Faction, Titan Quest, more

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Nordic Games snatched up some properties from the recent THQ auction. The Painkiller HD publisher acquired 150-plus SKUs for 4.9 million across all major consoles and PC. Darksiders, Frontlines, Full Spectrum Warrior, Juiced, MX vs. ATV, Red Faction, Stuntman, Supreme Commander, and Titan Quest are slated to join the JoWood and Dreamcatcher IPs already in Nordic’s stable. Don’t expect any major moves just yet, as Lars Wingefors, owner and CEO of Nordic Games, stated that they will not “dash into several self-financed multi-million dollar projects right away, but rather to continue our in-depth analysis of all titles” in regards to how to approach new installments from the acquired IPs.

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Painkiller Hell & Damnation – Medieval Horror now available on Steam

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Nordic Games has released Medieval Horror, the first DLC pack for Painkiller Hell & Damnation. The multiplayer-centric drop, now available on Steam, expands Survival with a new mode (Boss Audience), new boss and multiplayer skin (White Demon), new enemy and multiplayer skin (Assassin Greed), environmental weapon (Parcel Gun), new Tarot Card (Fear), one new map (Inhumator), and three older maps available in HD or classic mode (Psycho, Illuminati, and Chaos).

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Painkiller Hell & Damnation to torment 360 and PS3 this April

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PC gamers have been downing demons in Painkiller Hell & Damnation since last October, but not so with console gamers. That’s set to change, though not for a few months, as Nordic Games has announced that the 360 and PS3 version will hit store shelves on April 5. Hell & Damnation features a four-chapter campaign that can be played solo or with others in co-op, as well as several multiplayer modes.

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The Book of Unwritten Tales now available online for PC

King Art Games’ latest adventure title, The Book of Unwritten Tales, has launched on Steam, GOG.com, and other digital outlets. Published by Nordic Games, BoUT is a 20-plus-hour adventure featuring three characters who must use over 300 items to solve more than 200 puzzles set in over 60 locations in order to thwart the Army of the Shadows in their pursuit of a powerful artifact.

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The Book of Unwritten Tales to get English release via GOG, Steam

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Traditional adventure games are getting a bit of wind in their sails thanks to digital distribution, and soon, King Art’s The Book of Unwritten Tales will find its way onto many a North American hard drives. As one of three characters, players will make their way through 60 locations by solving puzzles, switching between the trio, and combining all manner of items.

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