THQ Nordic has two secret games it’s taking to Gamescom 2024

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THQ Nordic has partially announced the lineup of games they’ll be bringing to Gamescom 2024 in August, including three previously revealed projects and two mysterious, unannounced games they’re teasing us with.

These two secret games will be announced at the THQ Nordic Digital Showcase 2024 on August 2, but then they will all be playable at Gamescom, which will take place from August 21-25. You will find them in hall 7.1.

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The five games are:

  • Disney Epic Mickey: Remastered
  • Gothic remake
  • Titan’s Expedition II
  • _ _ _ _ _ _ (“Unannounced Game #1” – one word / six letters)
  • _ _ _ (space) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (space) _ _ _ _ (space) _ _ (space) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (“Unannounced Game #2” – five words / 23 letters)

Any guesses? For Unannounced Game #2, I looked through the THQ Nordic back catalog and both The Valiant and The Dwarves would fit that letter count. Unless it’s a brand recent property, I’d put my money on The Dwarves: Something of Something.

As for the rest, Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed is a remaster of the 2010 Wii game, directed by the legendary Warren Spector, producer of Wing Commander, Deus Ex and System Shock. The game follows Mickey as he enters a world of “forgotten things”, concept art and cartoon animations that never made it to the screen. The levels are loosely based on locations at the Disneyland theme park, and Mickey will be tormented by Shadow Blot, a creature he created but based on Phantom Blot, Mickey’s antagonist in his original comics.

Gothic Remake is much more ambitious. This remake of the cult classic fantasy action RPG was greenlit thanks to some clever marketing by THQ Nordic, who first commissioned a playable trailer, which was created and released in 2019, to showcase what the Gothic remake could offer, and then put together what ended up being “unambiguous feedback” from fans. So they founded Alkimia Interactive in Barcelona specifically for the remake and have been at it ever since. We’ve been reviewing the game sporadically since then, but the first playable public demo is an thrilling milestone.

Rounding out the package is Titan Quest 2. It was announced during the THQ Nordic presentation last August and promises a more tactical approach to the top-down action RPG style. Also giant crabs.

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