The news was announced as the company provided updates on several of its key properties as part of its first quarter financial results on Wednesday.
“Volition is deep in development of a brand-new Saints Row game, the first full entry in this much loved series since Saints Row IV was released in 2013,” it said.
The company also revealed that Nottingham, UK-based Dambuster Studios, the developer behind 2016’s Homefront: The Revolution studio, is now making Dead Island 2.
“We have entrusted Dambuster Studios with the Dead Island franchise, bringing the development of this key franchise to one of our internal studios,” THQ Nordic said on Wednesday. “They are now leading the development of Dead Island 2.”
The company also provided an update on its plans for the TimeSplitters IP, which it acquired in 2018. “We’re delighted to announce that one of the series’ creators, Steve Ellis, has joined us to help plot the future course for this franchise,” it said.
THQ Nordic currently has 81 projects in development, 34 of which have been announced.
“Last quarter I confirmed that we have a new contract with 4A Games,” THQ Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors said during a presentation on Wednesday. “I’m very happy to have them as an external studio within Deep Silver and they continue to work on the Metro franchise.”
Additionally, THQ Nordic announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Darksiders studio Gunfire Games and MotoGP developer Milestone.