Nordic Games buys Desperados and Silver IP from troubled Atari

Monday, 24th June 2013 15:28 GMT By Dave Cook

Publisher Nordic Games has acquired both the Desperados and Silver IP from troubled publisher ahead of Atari’s property auction next month.

In a press release sent to VG247 this afternoon, Nordic Games confirmed it had acquired both IP for an undisclosed sum. The publisher is now holding an open forum with gamers to help it decide what to do with each license moving forward.

Last month we reported that Atari is seeking $22.2 million for its stable of IP at auction, to help curb its bankruptcy losses.

You may remember Desperados as the stealth-tactics games developed by Spellbound. Set in the wild west, the original game ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ dropped in 2001, while the sequel ‘Cooper’s Revenge’ hit in 2006.

Silver on the other hand was an action-RPG released in 199 for various platforms including PC, Mac and Dreamcast. It was originally developed by Infogrames and starred a warrior called David who had to rescue his wife from the villainous Silver.

Do you remember either series? Is this a positive step? Let us know below.



  1. Hunam

    At this point they could just stick everything on Steam/GOG and make a bundle.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. MCTJim

    Poor Atari..they used to be a they are a flop house.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    Desperados was good, strategic gun-slinging fun. If they want to make a new one, that’s something I’m all for!
    Looking at the related article, I’m hoping someone with the necessary skills and experience gets the Test Drive license, and from there perhaps, fresh greatness awaits!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Stardog

    Desperados is one of the best Commandos style games ever. Everyone go play it now. Desperados 2 was awful though.

    I remember Silver being a really bad Final Fantasy VII rip-off.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. SplatteredHouse

    I only learned very recently that there was a sequel to Desperados – and today, I’ve learned it may well be a stinker. :( Sort-of obscure game recommendation of mine – Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising, from RAGE. GoG has it, in the event you find it difficult to get hold of, elsewhere.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Oynox Slider

    Oh dear. Wanted dead or Alive was one of the best games I played in my younger years.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    @5: There were 2 sequels to Desperados. ‘Helldorado’ is the second.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. dkpunk

    Silver was actually a really good game. Especially if you like the old school FF games.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Goffee

    Was Desperados from the chaps who did the Commando stealth/tactics games? They were cool.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @9: Nope, Spellbound Entertainment. Still pretty solid.

    #10 2 years ago

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