THQ Nordic – who up until recently was known as Nordic Games – has dropped a big surprise on us: a reworked, remastered version of the popular Ancient Greek-themed 2006 ARPG Titan Quest.
- Titan Quest and its expansion Immortal Throne have been rolled into one
- Support for modern systems and higher resolutions
- New enemies and bosses
- Enemy and pet AI have been rebalanced, along with basically every skill and weapon
- New modding tools with full Steam Workshop support
- Online multiplayer now runs off of Steam instead of the long-dead Gamespy
- Bugs and exploits have been stamped out, and performance improved
For those who own Titan Quest or the Immortal Throne on Steam already, the Anniversary Edition has been added to your library for free as a new entry. For everybody else, it is currently receiving a 75% off discount on both Steam and GOG.
In a refreshingly candid statement, THQ Nordic claims giving away the update for free is a way of starting off on the right foot under its new name, making sure “people like [it] and stay with [its] brands”. Nordic’s old name had connotations of being a fairly mid-tier publisher of just okay games, so overhauling and giving away one of its more popular acquisitions from the old THQ’s demise seems like a good idea.
I’ve always wanted to get into Titan Quest, but I’ve had troubles getting it to run on my PC thanks to it being 10 years old. If this version lets me curl up with my Steam Controller and bash some Minotaurs on my TV, I’ll be chuffed. Here’s hoping THQ Nordic intends to carry on the way it’s started.