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Company News THQ Nordic has acquired the Expeditions franchise, third game confirmed

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Expeditions: Conquistador; Expeditions: Viking; Logic Artists; THQ Nordic

    The consolidation of the RPG industry continues! IP-gobbling publisher THQ Nordic announced today that they'd acquired Logic Artist's Expeditions franchise. They'll be publishing the next game in the series, to be revealed "in due time". Here's their brief press release:

    Karlstad/SWEDEN, Vienna/AUSTRIA, Copenhagen/DENMARK, November 15, 2018: THQ Nordic today announced that the acquisition of the intellectual property “Expeditions:...” has been finalized with Logic Artists, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The deal comprises of “Expeditions: Conquistador” and “Expeditions: Viking” and its respective DLCs. Furthermore, Logic Artists and THQ Nordic have agreed to start development of a third game within the “Expeditions:”-Universe. More information will be announced in due time.

    The acquisition itself is being handled by THQ Nordic AB, based in Karlstad, Sweden, and daily operations (sales and distribution, evaluation of sequels & new content etc.) will be done via THQ Nordic GmbH in Vienna, Austria.​

    Expeditions: Viking was criminally underrated, so I'm happy Logic Artists will have another shot at making their mark. The studio itself appears to be remaining independent.
     
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  2. deuxhero Arcane

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    With virtually any other publisher I'd be terrified, but this seems like it could go well. Wonder where they'll go and who they'll make the main character with the sequel though. I remember Portugese conquistadors being one of the original sequel ideas for back when it was only one game.

    edit: What about Clandestine?
     
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  3. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    That's some good news, can't wait to see what they do next

    My wish list:
    • Crusades
    • East India Company
    • something something China
     
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  4. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Third game confirms is the super good news. D1P.
     
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  5. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Expeditions: Bandeirante?
    Expeditions: Descobridor?

    Man, I need to boot up the Expeditions games. I got Conquistador but I never had the time to play it, so far
     
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    Codex 2012 MCA Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    Expeditions: Arctic

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Neanderthal Arcane

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    Expeditions: Deadwood?
     
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  9. Avonaeon Logic Artists Developer

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    Still ours.
     
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  10. Iluvcheezcake Learned

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    Good to hear abour the third game. Had a blast with botg conq and vikigs. D1 purchase
     
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  11. HoboForEternity Arcane Patron

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    Expeditions: VOC.
    You are one of the rising member of the dutch east india company, tasked to manage spice trade in the dutch east indies, after your country suffer great losses from previous wars that devastated your country's economy. Set sail in the archielago, curry favor to high ranking east indies government, negotiate/decimate/deal with rivaling colonies such as british, Portuguese and native malays.

    The main expeditions gimmick is this time you have a "quota" every month or whatever, to send goods like spices to government official, and the expeditions is basically how you would procure precious goods. You have to explore, trade, fight, persuade to get your goods.

    It can be a mix of storm of zehir trade mechanics, and a little base building for your assigned plantation, lots of choice to reach the quota goal, for example, building a working farm that produce alot of spices, or trade, explore, deal with native kingdoms, foreign merchants, etc.
     
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  12. Spectacle Arcane

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    Great to hear there will be a third Expeditions game, but kinda sad that the series didn't generate enough profits for Logic Artists to keep the IP in house.
     
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  13. HoboForEternity Arcane Patron

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    But i am really excited what they can make with non potato dinner budget they will hopefully have.

    If they can make games as good as conq and viking with potato chip dinners, with real studio shit they holefully can make masterpieces.
     
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    Expedition: Brazil

    You lead a group of white middle class americans on an expedition to lose weight and not be eaten by giant anacondas and Pirates on the Amazon florest while you try to reach civilization on the capital city of Buenos Aires.
     
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    This! They could easily include Frankenstein's monster as a sidequest. :incline:
     
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  16. Unorus Janco Lurker

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    It's a shame that Logic Artists lost their property, but at least the Expeditions series is still alive.

    Now please do something closer to Conquistador, Viking was good but it felt a little too generic.
     
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  17. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Expedition: Mongols?
     
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  18. Sensuki Arcane Cuck

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    You have my sword, Logic Artists.
     
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  19. HoboForEternity Arcane Patron

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    what is the nature of this contract? do logic artists will always be hired to make expeditions games? or is it free for THQN to use, for example assigning another dev to work on expeditions?
     
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  20. Morkar illiterate

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    Sorry to hear they had to sell the brand. But I hope they are fnancially stable now for the 3rd game and have the benefit of getting decent marketing for it.
    My wish would be Expeditions: Rome
     
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  21. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    I want Expeditions: Heart of Darkness.
     
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  23. Tramboi Cipher

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    Expeditions : The Lost World would be great, we need more pulp
    India and China would be great too
     
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  24. UnknownBro Savant

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    Expeditions: DLC
     
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