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Both properties come from Atari.

The acquisition train that is seemingly won’t end, as it has acquired two new intellectual properties: the horror franchise Alone in the , and the real-time strategy franchise of .

Announced by THQ Nordic’s Twitter account, both of these properties were previously held by Atari, though Alone in the Dark is a much more well-known entity. Although its early ‘90s releases are still generally well regarded and considered to be forerunners of the horror genre, later releases received mostly negative reviews. Its 2005 film adaptation received a particularly poor reception as well.

Though lesser-known, Act of War has generally seen a warmer reaction from critics and fans. In our review of 2005’s Act of War: Direct Action, we called the game “great” saying, “Real-time strategy fans looking for something traditional should like what they find here.”

THQ’s buying spree of acquiring IP has only been growing stronger, as earlier this month it acquired the Kingdoms of Amalur franchise, though it needs EA’s permission to remaster Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, as EA still holds the publishing rights to the series.

Earlier this year, THQ Nordic bought Koch Media, which held the rights to the Saints Row, Metro and Dead Island franchises. THQ Nordic has acquired even more studios and properties prior to that, including developer Experiment 101 and its property Biomutant.

Colin Stevens is a freelance writer for Tech, and geez THQ, nobody told you to snap like this. Follow him on Twitter.

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