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THQ Nordic acquires three more franchises

Publisher adds Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, War Leaders: Clash of Nations, and Legends of War to roster, confirms Nintendo Switch support

THQ Nordic continues to stockpile the rights to dormant gaming franchises. The company today announced that it has added three more intellectual properties to its growing catalog: Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, War Leaders: Clash of Nations, and Legends of War.

"These are not financially material acquisitions, but due to our love for these types of games they were natural acquisition targets that add up to our portfolio," said THQ Nordic founder and group CEO Lars Wingefors. "Moreover, we also got a lot of messages from fans that encouraged us to add them. Among these titles, Sphinx (and the Cursed Mummy) is very well suited for the Nintendo audience - which we love to support. We are excited for Nintendo Switch, Nintendo's new platform, and already have two other projects in development for it."

Originally published by THQ in 2003, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy was a 3D action-adventure game for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube. While it received solid critical reviews, the genre was particularly crowded at the time and a sequel was never produced. THQ Nordic acquired the rights from Mobile Gaming Studios Ltd.

War Leaders and Legends of War are both turn-based strategy series picked up from Enigma Software Productions S.L. The former game was a one-off originally released on the PC in 2008, while the latter was a series that started on the PSP in 2010, and expanded with a multiplatform installment bearing The History Channel branding in 2012.

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