THQ Nordic celebrated its 10th anniversary today with several new game announcements at a 30-minute show including eight new games that are currently in development at many game development studios. Some games, like Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed were leaked ahead of schedule, but there were still tons of surprises left.
Here’s everything announced at THQ Nordic 10th-anniversary showcase.
Destroy All Humans! 2-Reprobed
THQ Nordic made Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed official at their 10th anniversary showcase also revleing that it is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC soon. The developers of the game are calling it a full remake as they are building the entire game back from scratch, though the title will retain the old voice overs.
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.
Outcast 2: A New Beginning
The 1999 action-adventure game Outcast is getting a sequel. Space marine Cutter Slade will star in a brand new adventure for the first time after two decades. Outcast 2 will once again put players in a massive, alien open world for them to explore.
However, there are certainly more open-world games today than there were in 1999. The developers of the sequel include 10 members from the original development team. Also, Outcast 2 is 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. Jagged Alliance modernizes the turn-based tactics of the original, developed by the Surviving Mars team at Haemimont Games. 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.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch soon, is completely a brand-new game for everyone’s favorite undersea sponge. No gameplay footage was revealed, however, the trailer for The Cosmic Shake was like the greatest hits of some of SpongeBob’s best moments from the show.
PC exclusive Expeditions: Rome is a tactical, turn-based RPG set in the ancient Roman Republic in the time of Julius Caesar. 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.
Players will have to make choices throughout the game which will affect how the story unfolds, as a true role-playing game. 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 MX vs ATV Legends is coming to PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S and will let players compete in extreme racing tournaments, challenges, and some non-racing side activities as well.
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. Clearly, things have changed a bit for both video games and the world since then, so we’ll have to wait and see how the developers tackle it
2017’s ELEX was a sci-fi RPG, released at the height of Europe’s RPG gold rush. Although 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.