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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.
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.

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Lot 1 - OWNED SOFTWARE

Lot 2 - OWNED SOFTWARE

Lot 3 - OWNED SOFTWARE

Lot 4 - OWNED SOFTWARE

Lot 5 - OWNED SOFTWARE

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

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