THQ to Auction Off Red Faction and Darksiders Among Other IPs

February 27, 2013

In the blink of an eye, THQ was no more. That’s how it seemed last month when the publisher confirmed its status of bankruptcy and began to auction off some of its major studios and intellectual properties. The likes of the Saints Row and WWE franchises found new homes with Deep Silver and Take-Two Interactive, respectively; many of THQs studios have closed with a few – including Volition – being sold off as well.

In the wake of all of this, many wondered what would happen to the IPs that did not make the cut, most notably Red Faction and Darksiders. THQ has announced that the remaining IPs, including the two previously mentioned, will be auctioned off and sold to the highest bidder. Initial bids must be sent in by April 1st, 2013, with the deadline for final bids set for April 15th, 2013. There are allegedly over 100 interested parties.

The IPs have been seperated into two distinct lots, with Red Faction and Darksiders making up lots one and four. Other franchises include MX, Homeworld, Destroy All Humans! and Marvel Super Hero Squad. The complete listings for each lot can be viewed below:

THQ Official List of Intellectual Property Available for Bidding


Red Faction
Red Faction Armageddon
Red Faction 2
Red Faction: Guerrilla

Marvel's Avengers | Holiday Content Trailer


Homeworld 2

MX Alive
MX vs ATV Untamed
MX Superfly featuring Ricky Carmichael
MX vs. ATV Alive Tournament
MX Unleashed
MX vs. ATV Unleashed
MX vs ATV Reflex
MX vs. ATV: On The Edge


Darksiders 2

All Star Cheer Squad
Elements of Destruction
All Star Cheer Squad 2
Fantastic Pets
All Star Karate
Frontlines: Fuel of War
Baja: Edge of Control
Full Spectrum Warrior 1
Battle of the Bands
Full Spectrum Warrior 2: Ten Hammers
Beat City
Big Beach Sports
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
Big Beach Sports 2
Lock’s Quest: Construction Combat
Big Family Games
Neighborhood Games
Pax Imperia
de Blob
Stuntman: Ignition
de Blob 2
Deadly Creatures
Summoner 2
Deep Six
Destroy All Humans!
The Outfit
Destroy All Humans! 2
Titan Quest
Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed
Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon
Dood’s Big Adventure
World of Zoo
Drawn to Life
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter

Lot 6 – LICENSED SOFTWARE (buyer to pay any cure costs)

Costume Quest
Scripps Spelling Bee (Scripps)
Daniel X (SueJack)
Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House
Deepak Chopra’s Leela (Curious Holdings)
Fancy Nancy: Tea Party Time! (Harper Collins)
Supreme Commander
Supreme Commander Forged Alliance
Jeopardy 2
The Biggest Loser
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Truth or Lies
Let’s Ride Best of Breed
Vampire Legends: Power of Three (dtp)
Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat
Wheel of Fortune
Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet
Wheel of Fortune 2
Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet 2
World of Zoo
Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase
Worms 2
Worms Battle Islands
Paws & Claws Marine Rescue
Worms Open Warfare
Paws & Claws Pampered Pets Resort 3D
Worms: A Space Oddity
PurrPals 2
Worms: Open Warfare 2 (Team 17)
You Don’t Know Jack (Jellyvision)
Rocket Riot
Screwjumper (Frozen Codebase)

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