THQ Distribution on hold in South Africa

THQ Inc. has put distribution of all gaming titles on hold with immediate effect in South Africa. The decision comes after the company has filed for voluntary bankruptcy in the USA.

SterKinekor Entertainment, is the sole distributor for THQ in South Africa and Chief Executive Officer Mario Dos Santos said, “in light of the recent unfortunate events that have taken place within THQ, SterKinekor Entertainment will not at this time be distributing titles previously announced by THQ”.

While this is indeed sad, you may be concerned where some of the titles to be launched will be going?

SEGA is purchasing Relic Entertainment developer of “Company of Heroes” and “Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War” games.

Koch Media has agreed to purchase Volition, the studio behind the popular and controversial “Saints Row” series, along with the publishing rights to the “Metro” franchise.

Crytek, a German developer already working on the THQ property “Homefront 2,” acquired the rights to the “Homefront” franchise.

Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of 2K Games and Rockstar Entertainment, agreed to buy an unnamed project from Turtle Rock Studios, code-named “Evolve.”

Ubisoft (EPA: UBI) has acquired THQ’s Montreal studio and the rights to publish “South Park: The Stick of Truth.”

The Overlord, the master, the one who tries to get things done… I think they call it the “Editor-in-Chief”… I may even be cooler than Master Chief, but that remains to be questioned.

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