THQ Back Catalog Auction Dated and Detailed

Well, here it is folks, the last time you’ll be hearing about THQ.  After their active franchises were auctioned off last month, people have been wondering when the remaining back catalog of IPs would be sold.  Well, the details have finally come out.  With THQ’s slow death march almost at an end, below you’ll find the details of when the final auction will begin.

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Earlier this week, it was announced that bidding for the remaining assets of THQ will begin on April 1 with a deadline of April 15 for final bids.  The bids will be presented to the court presiding over this auction with sales going through officially sometime in May.  According to the remnants of THQ, there has been a lot of interest in regards to the leftover IPs so I’m thinking it should be pretty interesting seeing where many of these franchises end up.  It’s also worth noting that Vigil’s secret project ‘Crawler’ is also listed in lot 5 as being available to purchase.

The remaining assets are broken down into 6 lots ranging from the more recent and popular IPs like Red Faction, Homeworld and Darksiders to the ones you may have forgotten about like Juiced, Destroy All Humans and Summoner.  Interestingly enough, THQ is also auctioning off the publishing rights to IPs like Stacking, You Don’t Know Jack, and many others.  When this list was first announced, it caused a little controversy as that actual IP owners saw their games on the list and were confused by the listing since THQ doesn’t actually own the IP.  As it turns out, it’s the publishing rights up for grabs, not the IP itself.  While games like Costume Quest and Stacking were self published by Double Fine on PC, the console publishing rights were handled by THQ, hence why those are up for grabs.  Double Fine as made it known that they’re interested in regaining the publishing rights completely.

So just what is left on the table to bid on?  Quite a lot actually.  Below the jump is the official list.

Lot 1 – Red Faction Franchise/Games

Lot 2 – Homeworld 1 and 2

Lot 3 – MX vs ATV Franchise/Games

Lot 4 – Darksiders 1 and 2

Lot 5

  1. All Star Cheer Squad
  2. All Star Cheer Squad 2
  3. All Star Karate
  4. Baja: Edge of Control
  5. Battle of the Bands
  6. Beat City
  7. Big Beach Sports
  8. Big Beach Sports 2
  9. Big Family Games
  10. Crawler
  11. Deadly Creatures
  12. Deep Six
  13. Destroy All Humans!
  14. Destroy All Humans! 2
  15. Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed
  16. Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon
  17. Dood’s Big Adventure
  18. Drawn to Life
  19. Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
  20. Elements of Destruction
  21. Fantastic Pets
  22. Frontlines: Fuel of War
  23. Full Spectrum Warrior 1
  24. Full Spectrum Warrior 2: Ten Hammers
  25. Juiced
  26. Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
  27. Lock’s Quest: Construction Combat
  28. Neighborhood Games
  29. Pax Imperia
  30. Stuntman: Ignition
  31. Summoner
  32. Summoner 2
  33. Terranium
  34. The Outfit
  35. Titan Quest
  36. Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
  37. World of Zoo
  38. de Blob
  39. de Blob 2
  40. uDraw

Lot 6 – Licenses/Distribution Rights

  1. Costume Quest
  2. Daniel X (SueJack)
  3. Deepak Chopra’s Leela (Curious Holdings)
  4. Fancy Nancy: Tea Party Time! (Harper Collins)
  5. Jeopardy
  6. Jeopardy 2
  7. Journey to the Center of the Earth
  8. Let’s Ride Best of Breed
  9. Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat
  10. Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet
  11. Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet 2
  12. Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase
  13. Nexuiz
  14. Paws & Claws Marine Rescue
  15. Paws & Claws Pampered Pets Resort 3D
  16. PurrPals 2
  17. Rio
  18. Rocket Riot
  19. Screwjumper (Frozen Codebase)
  20. Scripps Spelling Bee (Scripps)
  21. Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House
  22. Stacking
  23. Supreme Commander
  24. Supreme Commander Forged Alliance
  25. The Biggest Loser
  26. Truth or Lies
  27. Vampire Legends: Power of Three (dtp)
  28. Wheel of Fortune
  29. Wheel of Fortune 2
  30. World of Zoo
  31. Worms 2
  32. Worms: A Space Oddity
  33. Worms: Open Warfare 2 (Team 17)
  34. Worms Battle Islands
  35. Worms Open Warfare
  36. You Don’t Know Jack (Jellyvision)
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