THQ Acquires Outcast From Appeal Studios

THQ Nordic today announced the acquisition of the intellectual property “Outcast” from the three original creators of the game.

Outcast is an action-adventure video game originally developed by Belgian developer Appeal and was first released by Infogrames for PC in 1999. Outcast has been critically acclaimed and named the “Adventure Game of the Year” by GameSpot in 1999. Since 2015, the original creators of the game have revived Appeal Studios, to work on remasters, remakes and new games based on the Outcast universe.

Read below the unedited press release from THQ:

THQ Nordic acquires the Outcast-IP from its original creators

Is there any better way to start off a new year than with an acquisition? We don’t think so.

Karlstad / Sweden, Vienna / Austria, Charleroi / Belgium, January 10, 2019 – THQ Nordic today announced that the acquisition of the intellectual property Outcast has been finalized with the three original creators of the game.

The acquisition itself is being handled by THQ Nordic AB, based in Karlstad, Sweden, and daily operations (sales and distribution, evaluation of sequels & new content etc.) will be done via THQ Nordic GmbH in Vienna, Austria.

About Outcast

GameSpot’s Adventure of the year in 1999 puts you in the role of Cutter Slade, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, and right in the middle of the alien world of Adelpha. After a couple of things went South with a probe sent to a parallel universe, Cutter is given the job to escort 3 scientists, close the black hole and safely get everyone back to Earth. So one cakewalk of a job and he blew it… Damn it, Cutter…

THQ Nordic develops and publishes PC and console games for the global games market. The company has an extensive catalogue of over 100 owned franchises, such as Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro (license), Titan Quest, MX vs ATV, Kingdoms of Amalur, Time Splitters, Delta Force, Alone in the Dark, Wreckfest amongst many others.

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