Sega, the Japanese video game giant with U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, said it has acquired THQ Canada, as well as some intellectual property owned by parent THQ. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sega said the move will help reinforce its PC game development capabilities in the U.S. and European regions. THQ Canada has developed million-seller franchise titles such as “Warhammer 40k Dawn of War” and “Company of Heroes” under the brand Relic Entertainment Studio. Relic was established in 1997 and acquired by THQ Canada in 2004. “The acquisition is a strategic fit and a critical step in growing our business,” said John Cheng, the president and CFO of Sega of America. “They are a well-respected studio with a reputation for making creative and innovative games.” Read more.
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