Publisher THQ Nordic Acquires Development Studio Black Forest Games

Publisher THQ Nordic has acquired Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back and Rogue Stormers development studio Black Forest Games.

on August 21, 2017 6:28 PM

Black Forest Games, the development studio from which titles such as Giana Sisters: Twisted DreamsBubsy: The Woolies Strike Back, Helldorado, and Rogue Stormers have been created, has recently been acquired by publisher THQ Nordic.

Although the amount that was paid by THQ Nordic has not been disclosed, we do know that the rights for a number of Black Forest Games’ intellectual properties have been acquired. The shares that belonged to Black Forest Games’ five founders have been completely purchased by THQ. However, each of those founders will remain on the studio’s board for the time-being.

Black Forest Games is currently in the process of developing an unannounced title for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Recently, one of THQ Nordic’s upcoming titles was seemingly leaked on an Amazon listing as a post-apocalyptic kung-fu action RPG titled Biomutant. The game has been described as having a deep exploration and progression system for players to delve into across three systematically-generated worlds.

Black Mirror was a trilogy of adventure games that began back in 2004. The publisher also recently announced the reboot of the franchise that will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux on November 28, 2017. Currently the game is playable at Gamescom 2017.

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Jordan is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, where he covers the latest in indies and collectibles. He has a degree in Creative Writing from University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He is currently based out of Portland, OR.