Atsushi Inaba, the head of Platinum Games, has expressed his interest in purchasing the Darksiders video game series – but only at the right price.
During the recent THQ bankruptcy auction, the publisher was stripped of its assets, and many of its games and associated assets were purchased by rival companies. However, THQ-owned development studio Vigil Games, the developer behind the two games in the Darksiders franchise, didn’t find a buyer, with no bids being placed on it.
THQ has since issued a statement claiming that it would continue to try to find a suitable buyer for the studio as well as other assets left unsold after the auction, but that there would be immediate job losses.
Platinum Games is the developer behind the upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Bayonetta 2, amongst others, and upon learning of the lack of bids for Vigil Games and the Darksiders franchise, Platinum Games boss Atsushi Inaba posted the following message on Twitter (the original message was in Japanese, with a translation being provided by Polygon): “Oh man in THQ’s big sale it looks like nobody’s bought Darksiders…I’d love to buy that (if it was cheap).”