THQ Nordic celebrated its 10th anniversary today with a livestream event with tons of new game announcements. THQ Nordic revealed eight new games currently in development at its many, many game development studios.
During the 30-minute show, THQ Nordic revealed multiple games ranging from remasters to surprise sequels. Some games, like Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed were leaked ahead of schedule, but there were still plenty of surprises left.
Check out all the games THQ Nordic announced below.
Destroy All Humans 2! Reprobed
A remake of the original Destroy All Humans 2 was leaked a bit early by accident, but THQ Nordic had a full reveal planned for its 10th anniversary. The developers are calling Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed a full remake, building the entire game back from scratch, though the title will retain the old voiceovers.
There’s also some new tech underneath the hood with a brand new destruction physics engine. So destroying buildings in a space shuttle will be even more dynamic. Developer Black Forest Games also announced split-screen co-op will be available in the sequel remake.
Outcast 2: A New Beginning
The 1999 cult open-world action-adventure game Outcast from developer Appeal is getting a sequel. Space marine Cutter Slade will star in a brand new adventure for the first time after two decades.
Outcast was one of the first true open-world games in the modern era and its sense of scale and exploration was ahead of anything else in its time. Outcast 2 will once again put players in a massive, alien open world for them to explore. Though there are certainly more open-world games today than there were in 1999.
To help retain the feeling of the original, the developers of Outcast 2 include 10 members from the original development team. Outcast 2 is also being developed exclusively for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC.
Jagged Alliance 3
Jagged Alliance 3 is the first true sequel to the Jagged Alliance tactical RPG series since 1999’s Jagged Alliance 2. Developed by the Surviving Mars team at Haemimont Games, Jagged Alliance modernizes the turn-based tactics of the original.
Build a team of mercenaries and use the environment to tactically fight your way through the enemy camp and ultimately save the world from annihilation in this true, tactical sequel.
Expeditions Rome is a tactical, turn-based RPG set in the ancient Roman Republic in the time of Julius Ceasar. Players will play a young Roman Legion commander who must win victories on the battlefield and work up the ranks to command the Roman armies against the Barbarian hordes.
As a true role-playing game, players will have to make choices throughout the game which will affect how the story unfolds. The developers say that even small decisions will have major impacts on the story.
MX vs ATV Legends
Race motocross bikes or ATVs in the next game in Rainbow’s off-road series. The next MX vs ATV game will let players compete in extreme racing tournaments, challenges, as well as some non-racing side activities.
Electioneer your way to political victory in the next game in the SuperPower series. Become the head of state and develop your country’s global standing while fighting political battles on your home turf.
In the past, players could lead any of the 193 nations recognized by the United Nations. You may build up your country and attempt to find world peace or world domination.
2017’s ELEX was an ambitious, sci-fi RPG that was released at the height of Europe’s RPG gold rush. And while the story was clever and often engrossing, it was plagued with bugs and poor balance.
But the sequel is looking to build upon the first game and hopefully fix some of the core mechanical issues along the way with ELEX 2. THQ Nordic only released a cinematic trailer so time will tell how the gameplay shakes out, but we won’t say no to second chances if it means a continuation of ELEX’s main storyline.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is a brand-new game for everyone’s favorite undersea sponge. No gameplay footage was revealed, but the trailer for The Cosmic Shake was like a greatest hits of some of SpongeBob’s best moments from the show, set to his famous “Sweet Victory” performance from The Bubble Bowl.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.