THQ Nordic Will Announce Two New Games at Gamescom 2017, Including a New IP

THQ Nordic is bringing a slab of PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Switch games to Gamescom 2017 in addition to a new IP and a new installment in a well-known series.

on July 25, 2017 9:42 AM

Today, Austria-based publisher — who you may recognize from the upcoming Darksiders III release or from indie hits like This is the Police — announced its Gamescom 2017 line-up, which apparently is its biggest ever.

Further — and more salient — is news that the publisher will be announcing two new games during the show, a new IP and a new installment in a “well known, mysterious and horrific” series. These two games will be part of 8 total games the publisher plans to showcase during the Cologne, Germany-based event.

Further details on the new installment announcement were not shared, however, THQ Nordic did disclose a bit more information about the new IP announcement. What the publisher revealed is that the game is an open-world RPG “set in a unique universe.” Additionally, it is being pitched as a “post-apocalyptic kung-fu fable.”

As for the other, already announced, games that will be attendance, they include the following: ELEX, Battle Chasers: Nightwar, SpellForce 3, Aquanox: Deep Descent, Wreckest, and The Guild 3. Notably, Darksiders III will not be in attendance.

Elex will be playable in a near-final version,  Battle Chasers: Nightwar will be playable on the first time on Switch, Wreckfest will showcase new content, The Guild 3 will show off more gameplay and have a surprise announcement, and SpellForce 3 and Aquanox: Deep Descent will be providing the first look at their single-player campaigns.

Gamescom 2017 will be held from August 22nd to August 26th.

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