September 28th, 2018

THQ Nordic is helping Microsoft with physical PC release

THQ Nordic is helping Microsoft with physical PC release

There’s been a recent resurgence in the THQ Nordic name. The company announced just a few days ago that it had acquired the rights to the Kingdoms of Amalur franchise, continuing its purchasing tear. THQ Nordic’s repertoire of games now includes physical titles from Microsoft Studios that are coming to a store near you.

The following games might be showing up at one of your local big-box retailers. Each will have a price point of US$19.99.

  • ReCore: Definitive Edition (SRP: £16.99 / €19.99 / $19.99)
  • Super Lucky’s Tale (SRP: £16.99 / €19.99 / $19.99)
  • Disneyland Adventures (SRP: £16.99 / €19.99 / $19.99)
  • Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure (SRP: £16.99 / €19.99 / $19.99)
  • Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection (SRP: £16.99 / €19.99 / $19.99)

It might be odd to see things like physical PC games hitting store shelves. However, there is a benefit to some of these titles being available for purchase other than simply being able to hold it in your hands. Those who do not have stable internet connections can finally partake in gaming just like the rest of us. That is if you even still have a disc drive to install the game.

Many people might opt-in for a digital copy of a game simply due to it being on discount. However, things like “Buy 1, Get 1” deals are often still applicable to physical copies of games in-store.  This also includes other discounts you might be able to apply, such as coupons (what even are those anymore) or savings cards for individual retailers. This also sets up some potential bargains come holiday season.

There isn’t a clear indication as to which retailers will carry the titles. I’m sure you’ll likely see them at your local entertainment/electronics chain store.

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  • gregbargas

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    • wallydogg

      Hope they can do something with Kingdoms of Amalur. Wasn’t a bad game at all. Put quite a few hours on it. Would like to see more.

      • Ossi Hurme

        I was just today looking at that game and wondering that if I should throw it away (take it to a place where they sell free stuff for charity). But thought that it is propably tied to my Origin account or something.
        Game looked and played good. Unfortunately the most important thing meaning heart it had none. Do the quests, move to next area, rinse and repeat. Was no wonder people said it felt like playing MMO. DLCs were step to right direction.

        • Evan Lazer

          heart aside the action was good unlike mmo’s

    • User

      This is neat but I don’t believe it’s going to make for a resurgence in physical sales. Everything has migrated online now.