THQ Nordic’s all-inclusive IP hoover made a show! It’s also surprisingly busy, mixing a nostalgic ’90s revival with some fun newcomers. So if you missed it and find yourself eager to update previously announced games like Outcast 2, Jagged Alliance 3, and Gothic, along with some major new discoveries – most notably the return of Alone in the Dark – read on.
alone in the dark
The survival horror grandfather is rumored to be back with what THQ Nordic and developer Pieces Interactive are calling a “reimagining” of the 1992 original. It’s written and directed by Mikael Hedberg, who wrote the amazing Soma at Frictional Games, and will be coming to Xbox, PlayStation and PC at a later date. We know more about this promising project elsewhere.
Destroy All Humanity 2: Redetection
Alien Threats Crypto (or rather, his clones) threatens humanity again in Destroy All Humanity! 2 – Reprobed, developer Black Forest Games’ retouching of the 2006 open-world action-adventure sequel. It’s coming soon, coming to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S on August 30, and there’s a new trailer to get you through it.
If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a galactic real estate tycoon, then this is your chance. Developer Mirage Game Studios calls Space for Sale a “hands-on” management sim that lets players roam an exotic, procedurally-generated planet trying to find the perfect spot to satisfy their demanding aliens Every real estate need of clients. There’s no release date yet, but it’s coming to PC soon.
Developer Alkimia Interactive’s Gothic remake first appeared as a playable trailer in 2019, and it proved popular enough that THQ Nordic agreed to green-light a full remake of the 2001 action RPG. Once again, players take control of a convicted prisoner who finds himself traversing a dangerous medieval fantasy realm, only this time with some modern bells and whistles. Gothic will release on PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PC at some point in the future — along with a new trailer.
Jagged Alliance 3
Another aging favorite is back! It’s been a long time since the third entry in the Jagged Alliance series, with at least two attempts to create the game, the most recent one more than a decade ago, and it fell through. Tropico studio Haemimont Games is now responsible for bringing the series’ turn-based action to modern audiences on PC, and you can get a fresh look at its efforts in the new trailer below.
Tempest Rising is Slipgate Ironworks’ attempt to capture the magic of the classic real-time strategy game of the ’90s — think games like Command & Conquer — with the promise of Earth ravaged by nuclear war in 1997. Features include three playable factions, plus a skirmish and multiplayer mode, and it’s headed to PC.
Outcast 2: A New Beginning
Another beloved oldie got the revival treatment, Outcast 2 was announced last year, promising to return the absurdly named series protagonist Cutter Slade to the alien world of Adelpha. It features the same third-person open-world action-adventure template as the 1999 original, developed by Appeal Studios for release on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Trailer to follow!
It’s the latest game from Three Field Studios, the former Criterion development team responsible for games like Dangerous Golf and Dangerous Driving. It’s basically an open-world racer with an emphasis on freedom and player-created content, meaning you can explore, race, build physics-challenging courses on the fly, and share your ridiculous creations as much as you want. It’s coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC next year.
A gorgeous open-world landscape and mind-boggling game of shooting wild, majestic animals, Hunter’s Path might be great for anyone who likes this stuff. If it’s you, you can’t wait – Hunter’s Path is coming to Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC on August 16, with a trailer below.
AEW: Forever Fight
wrestling! You can hit someone in the head with a litter box, so I’m in. It’s coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC “soon”.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Cosmic Shock
That’s pretty much everything! In addition to some updates to existing games – namely Stuntfest: World Tour, Knights of Honor 2: Sovereign and The Valiant – THQ Nordic also shared one last thing in the form of platform action game SpongeBob SquarePants: Universe Shaking. It’s as crazy as you can imagine, and in lieu of a release date, it’s heading to Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC…eventually. Here’s a new look: