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A Huge Chunk of THQ's Remaining Properties Up for Auction This April

If you've been saving your money in the hopes of buying the Destroy All Humans! franchise, you'd better get those last few dollars quick.

Now you can rescue Darksiders! Presuming, of course, that is something you can actually afford to do.

Following THQ's dissolution as a publisher and the initial auctioning off of its current properties and games in development, the publisher had noted that many of its legacy franchises would also be going up for auction in a separate volley. Late yesterday, THQ announced the second wave of property auctions, which will begin on April 1 with opening bids, and conclude on April 15 with all final bids having been placed.

The auctions are broken out into six lots, four of which are franchise specific. The Red Faction, MX vs. ATV, Darksiders, and Homeworld franchises will all be purchasable separately (and include rights to all previous games released in those series), while a potpourri selection of other random games/franchises--including the likes of Destroy All Humans!, de Blob, Titan Quest, Deepak Chopra's Leela, recent Worms games, Costume Quest, and yes, even uDraw--have been cobbled together in the remaining two. It's worth noting that one of those collection auctions only pertains to licenses held by THQ, versus properties fully owned.

Once all bids are placed and approved by THQ's creditors, the remnants of the publisher will take those bids to the bankruptcy court, where they are expected to be approved. All of these bids and sales should be finalized by May.

Here's a full rundown of the available auction lots, provided this is something you're thinking about spending some money on. Just a warning: There's no sign of Big Mutha Truckers in this auction. So if you're dying to reboot this particular trucking franchise, you'll have to wait until the next THQ property auction.

Lot 1 - OWNED SOFTWARE

Lot 2 - OWNED SOFTWARE

Lot 3 - OWNED SOFTWARE

Lot 4 - OWNED SOFTWARE

Lot 5 - OWNED SOFTWARE

Lot 6 - LICENSED SOFTWARE (buyer to pay any cure costs)

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Posted by smokyexe

I'll pay 1$

Edited by Morningstar

Ima buy me the Homeworld license.

Posted by mordukai

Wow. I hope Double Fine will, rightfully so, end up with their games back in their hands.

Edited by BeachThunder

Alright, let's all pitch in for Darksiders!

Edited by Godmil

If costume quest is bundled in with a huge lot, does that make it too difficult for Double Fine to buy it?

Edited by MarkWahlberg

I know it's nothing new to fantasize about what you'd do if you were ridiculously wealthy, but man, there are days...

Edited by darklink6849

This is no place for a horse.

Posted by wrecks

I need to set up a "Let's Buy Red Faction!" Quickstarter.

Edited by AuthenticM

Square Enix should buy Darksiders.

Edited by crusader8463

Man. I wish someone would bring back Full Spectrum Warrior. I loved the gameplay of that and it makes me sad that no one has made anything like it since.

Edited by Allison

I love Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights. Someone buy that franchise so we can get a Juiced 3 please. :D

Edited by EarthBowl

From what was said about Darksiders, I hope Platinum gets the rights for it. I would love to see their style of development be implemented in the already established look and gameplay of the series so far.

Edited by Wiseblood

Where's Alter Echo?

Posted by dead_eye_sam

PLEASE SOMEONE SAVE DARKSIDERS!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

Posted by mancopter

@godmil said:

If costume quest is bundled in with a huge lot, does that make it too difficult for Double Fine to buy it?

This is what crossed my mind as well. :/

Edited by Alekss

This is no place for a horse.

There's a place in lasagna

Edited by isomeri
Edited by KaneRobot

I wish I could just buy All Star Karate by itself just so I could say I have the rights to a game called All Star Karate.

Edited by snide

Titan Quest is in there. That series was pretty awesome.

Edited by Cirdain

How much for lot 2?

Posted by Pie

What is happening to red faction? Is volition/koch gonna buy it or what?

Posted by aspaceinvader

I hope relic will buy back the homeworld series or at least sega will finance the buying of them so relic can develope a new homeworld game

Posted by RichieJohn

I hope Crytek buys Darksiders. I can't think of what else Crytek could get the Vigil guys to work on.

I hope Double Fine get their stuff too.

Edited by louiedog

@mancopter said:

@godmil said:

If costume quest is bundled in with a huge lot, does that make it too difficult for Double Fine to buy it?

This is what crossed my mind as well. :/

Same. It's in the same lot as Stacking, so hopefully that will make it easier for them to get both back from whatever company picks up the lot. I can't imagine that either (even though I love both) is so valuable that the new owner won't want to give them up.

edit: I just looked at Steam and Double Fine has published both there. They also own the IPs as far as I know so they can make sequels any time. Maybe the console distribution rights aren't so important at this stage in the generation and it doesn't really matter.

Posted by Poki3

Homeworld, please find a good home...

Edited by Wes899

Guys lets pool our funds to buy homeworld.

Edited by gogosox82

Hopefully someone picks up darksiders. Those games were great. Same goes for red faction.

Posted by Phatmac

Hope games like de blob and deadly creatures finds a good home.

Edited by Winternet

Man, Juiced! Guys, remember Juiced? Let's buy Juiced.

Posted by Jace

Those games were fucking awesome. I wish someone would make a game with those mechanics again and give it proper multiplayer. The few online games I could find when TH came out were some of the best MP experiences I've ever had.

Edited by Tylea002

WHO WANTS TO BUY JUICED WITH ME

Edited by Vexxan

Someone just has to buy Darksiders...please!

Edited by TopFloor

I hope Crytek buys Darksiders. I can't think of what else Crytek could get the Vigil guys to work on.

Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure I remember Crytek saying they were not interested in buying the Darksiders rights. :| They are probably going to come up with something new for them to work on.

Edited by GioVANNI

@tylea002 said:

WHO WANTS TO BUY JUICED WITH ME

I have like 15 bucks. Let's do it!

Posted by Nictel

Is there a minimum bid again this time? If not.. LET THE FUN BEGIN :D

Posted by sickVisionz

Maybe Platinum actually could buy Darksiders...

Posted by jakob187
Edited by kagato

I really hope Square-enix/Eidos pick up Darksiders and do something interesting with it, even 2K would be a good fit but if Activision get their mitts on it then its doomed.

Edited by OneKillWonder_

I really hope Volition can buy Red Faction. I don't really want to see anyone but them work on that series.

Posted by Kosayn

Maybe I'm the bad guy here, but I think most of these franchises should just end.

Worms, Homeworld, Costume Quest, You Don't Know Jack... even picking out the ones that once upon a time made a good game, I think all of them would struggle to produce sequels with any real innovation in 2013.

Edited by GozerTC

@poki3 said:

Homeworld, please find a good home...

I hope so too! Homeworld needs to come back!

Edited by MrQuizmo

I liked the first two Destroy All Humans! games. Can I just buy the rights to those two games? Or can I buy the rights to all of them, and then lock away 3 and Big Willy forever?

Posted by JackSukeru

I wish I had infinite money.

Though I bet inflation would quickly become a bitch.

Edited by Pudge

@kosayn said:

Maybe I'm the bad guy here, but I think most of these franchises should just end.

Worms, Homeworld, Costume Quest, You Don't Know Jack... even picking out the ones that once upon a time made a good game, I think all of them would struggle to produce sequels with any real innovation in 2013.

Obviously you haven't ever played the YDNJ Facebook game.

Posted by Cold_Wolven

Hopefully someone picks up Darksiders as well as Titans Quest.

Posted by Seb

I'M BUYING ROCKET RIOT

Posted by Darth_Mercer

SAVE DARKSIDERS!

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

Finally, my plan to bankrupt THQ has come to its fruition. Now no one can prevent me from buying the rights to All Star Cheer Squad 2! Ha! Ha! AAAAAAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by WolfHazard

@earthbowl said:

From what was said about Darksiders, I hope Platinum gets the rights for it. I would love to see their style of development be implemented in the already established look and gameplay of the series so far.

You seriously gave me an erection.

Posted by TPoppaPuff

How much for the MX Superfly theme song?

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