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THQ Nordic Acquires 'Timesplitters' Franchise

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2018 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT

THQ Nordic announced the acquisition of the Timesplitters video game trilogy, as well as the Second Sight franchise.

Timesplitters was largely considered as one of the most influential console games of the early 2000’s.

The three game series earned a large and passionate fan base thanks to its unique humour, art style and pop culture references while encouraging customisation and modification to give each person their own individual experience.

Timesplitters was originally created by the development studio Free Radical Design that later become Deep Silver Dambuster, part of the THQ Nordic group.

“We are hugely excited to have acquired Timesplitters” commented Klemens Kundratitz, CEO Koch Media GmbH “The original games gave fans a massive content offer and provided a pure and genuinely fun arcade shooter experience.  We have many fans of the Timesplitters series among our own staff who are passionate about creating a product that will thrill todays gaming audience.”

In addition to Timesplitters, Koch Media have also acquired the IP and the rights to science fiction action-adventure game Second Sight.

Also conceived by Free Radical Design, Second Sight was originally released in 2004 and follows the adventures of an American parapsychology researcher who undertakes missions alongside a band of U.S Marines using a mix of gun combat and stealth gameplay.  Forthcoming Second Site products will also be published by Deep Silver.

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