The swap deal sees THQ Nordic acquire a number of intellectual properties including Free Radical Design’s 2004 action-adventure game Second Sight.
The German publisher previously acquired the rights to FRD’s other key franchise, TimeSplitters, and is developing a sequel with its original leads.
THQ Nordic has also acquired the rights to RPG series Sacred, RTS Rush for Berlin, Singles: Flirt Up Your Life and action RPG Risen. THQ Nordic already owns Germany-based Risen developer Piranha Bytes.
In return, Koch Media, which owns Red Faction developer Volition, has acquired the IP as part of the swap deal, as well as first-person shooter series Painkiller.
“Evaluations on remasters, ports, potential sequels & new content etc. will start right away,” THQ Nordic said on Tuesday. “We have something in mind already.”