THQ Nordic Ditches E3 2018 for the World Cup, Will Showcase Its Lineup at Gamescom Instead


THQ Nordic just revealed in a press release that it won't attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, this year. The press release jokingly says that the publisher doesn't want to miss the football World Cup 2018, which will begin on June 14th in Russia, but we suspect that's not the real reason - not to mention that E3 2018 begins on June 12th and ends on June 15th.

It is with great regret that we at THQ Nordic must report that we will be unable to miss a single moment of this great sporting event. Therefore, we will be forced to stay in our lovely Viennese beer gardens, blowing the froth off a couple, watching football and one or two cool press conferences on Twitch (looking at you, Devolver) instead of rocking it ourselves.

We have to admit, we are going to miss our 9 AM pint of beer in the „Ye Olde King’s Head“-Pub in Santa Monica, where they show all matches live, but with the World Cup being held in Russia, it would mean a 7 AM beer – that’s too early, even for Austrians, let alone the Swedes.

We are looking forward to presenting all our great upcoming games like Darksiders 3, Biomutant, Fade to Silence or Wreckfest and even some unannounced titles for the first time at gamescom in Cologne, Germany and shortly after at PAX West in Seattle!

THQ Nordic will be at gamescom 2018, though, once again to be hosted in Cologne, Germany, between August 21st and August 25th. They'll also attend PAX West in Seattle, which usually takes place in September.

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