THQ Nordic to revive old-school Nickelodeon games

THQ Nordic and Nickelodeon have renewed a partnership dating back to the 90s.

Published Wed, Mar 21 2018 11:22 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:52 AM CST

Did you grow up with Ren and Stimpy or Rocko's Modern Life games as a kid? Or maybe Avatar: The Last Airbender titles? Those games and more are about to make a comeback.

THQ Nordic to revive old-school Nickelodeon games |

Today THQ Nordic and Nickelodeon announced that a number of old-school gaming classics from the SNES era and beyond will be resurrected, likely in original or possibly remastered form.

"THQ Nordic and Nickelodeon today announced the global revival of several game titles connected with Nickelodeon properties," reads a press release announcement. Games based in series like Rocko's Modern Life, Ren and Stimpy, Rugrats, Avatar, Danny Phantom, and Invader Zim were specifically mentioned, although official details are still light. It's highly likely the games will be re-released in a nostalgic bundle for play on current-gen systems, and I'm hoping the theoretical pack comes to the Nintendo Switch.

The full list of game titles are:

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Back At The Barnyard
  • Catscratch
  • Danny Phantom
  • El Tigre
  • Invader Zim
  • Jimmy Neutron
  • My Life As A Teenage Robot
  • Rocket Power
  • Rocko's Modern Life
  • Rugrats
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Tak And The Power Of JUJU
  • The Fairly OddParents (US only)
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
  • The Wild Thornberrys

On-shelf availability will be announced in the coming months.

"The appetite for Nickelodeon content old and new continues to grow and it's exciting to bring our beloved content to new audiences through this partnership with THQ Nordic," said Jon Roman, Senior Vice President, Toys, Nickelodeon.

"These titles were popular when they were first released and we can't wait for fans around the world to rediscover their favorites."

"This one hits close to home! We are very proud of signing this agreement, which was originally executed by the "former" THQ Inc," comments Adrienne Lauer, VP Digital Sales & Business Development Americas at THQ Nordic.

"We believe the combination of strong licenses and solid, crisp gameplay was one of THQ Inc's trademark strategies, and we intend to continue this tradition. I am confident we chose one of the strongest partners for doing just that. It is a perfect fit for our "asset care" strategy: bringing back fan-favorites, continuing to support legacy games and make them available on current and even next-gen platforms."

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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