THQ Nordic has announced plans to bring seven games to this year’s PAX East convention, including a newly-announced re-release of De Blob. The ultra-colorful puzzle platformer originally debuted on the Wii in 2008, and it’ll get a second life on the PC (via Steam) this Spring after its available to download on April 27.
Joining De Blob in THQ Nordic’s booth (#20037) will be Sine Mora EX, an enhanced re-release of the horizontally-scrolling shooter. Set to be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One this Summer, THQ Nordic will bring a special High Score Challenge demo to PAX East for fans to try out. If you’re in Boston for the big show, the publisher will also be demoing a trio of RPGs on the show floor… the post-apocalyptic ELEX, the retro-inspired Battle Chasers: Nightwar, and RTS/RPG hybrid SpellForce 3.
Finally, THQ Nordic will have Weappy Studio’s This is the Police and the RTS Lock’s Quest on display.
PAX East is scheduled to begin on March 10, and you can learn more about the games that THQ Nordic is bringing to the show after the break.
PAX East 2017: Playable Demos Available at THQ Nordic’s Booth
ELEX – A handcrafted action role-playing experience set in a post-apocalyptic science-fantasy universe. Deep moral choices, a huge seamless game world, mutated creatures, and a big arsenal of melee and medium-to-long-distance weaponry top off this holistic RPG made in Germany.
PC/PS4/Xbox One: Q3 2017
SpellForce 3 – Labelled as the “fantasy Age of Empires” by some, or as a ray of hope for RTS-enthusiasts by others, THQ Nordic will showcase the latest build of this RTS/RPG hybrid on its stand. Experience war-torn times in the world of Eo – command your troops, level/gear/skill up your heroes, strengthen your forces, conquer pivotal zones to expand your territory, and experience the world-changing events that will lead up to the convocation ritual.
PC: Q3 2017
Battle Chasers: Nightwar – An RPG inspired by the console greats, featuring deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in a classic JRPG format, and a rich story driven by world exploration. Beware: developers on location! Do not feed them without our permission.
PC/Mac, PS4, Xbox One: 2017
This is the Police – Dive into a deep story of corruption, crime and intrigue. Take the role of gritty police chief Jack Boyd, and come face to face with the ugly underbelly of Freeburg, a city spiraling down the drain. Will Jack reach his retirement with a nice nest egg, or will he end up broke… or worse?
PS4/Xbox One: March 22, 2017
Lock’s Quest – Lock is the Kingdom’s last hope to survive an oncoming invasion. As a newly trained Archineer, Lock must utilize his skills to build customized towers, traps, walls, weapons, and other defenses in order preserve the precious source artifacts. Beware: Developers on location! Please respect their feeding times.
PC/PS4/Xbox One: April 25, 2017
De Blob – Flip, bounce and smash your way past the all-powerful I.N.K.T. Corporation to launch a revolution and save Chroma City from a future without color. Enjoy the four-player splitscreen multiplayer in eight different modes on different stations.
PC: April 27, 2017
Sine Mora EX – The extended version of the horizontal shoot’em up Sine Mora, providing a unique challenge, where time is the ultimate factor. It is a gorgeous shoot’em up that offers a Story Mode which weaves an over-the-top tale and an Arcade Mode that provides deep, satisfying gameplay to challenge genre fans. We will even bring our own PAX High Score Challenge Mode to the show. Be prepared, as it is not for the faint of heart.
PC/PS4/Xbox One: Summer 2017