Volition's 'Red Faction' franchise up for sale -- again

CHAMPAIGN — The "Red Faction" video-game franchise will go up for sale — again.

THQ Inc., which sold off many of its assets in a bankruptcy-related auction in January, announced Tuesday that it plans to sell off several remaining assets, including the "Red Faction" franchise.

THQ plans sale of remaining properties, including "Red Faction"

Volition Inc.'s "Red Faction" and "Summoner" series may have a future after all.

The same can also be said for "Darksiders," "Homeworld," "MX," "Destroy All Humans," "de Blob" and pretty much every other THQ property that wasn't sold off in the company's auction last month.

Six groups considered bid for Volition

CHAMPAIGN — Six different groups looked at buying the Volition video-game studio before it was auctioned off to Koch Media last week, Volition's general manager said.

Warner Bros., Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, Koch Media and a group from the Chicago area each visited Volition in the two weeks or so preceding the auction to size up the studio, Dan Cermak said.

Updated: Volition chief sees 'very positive' future

Updated 6:04 p.m. Wednesday.

CHAMPAIGN — Koch Media was the winning bidder for Volition Inc., the Champaign-based video game studio, according to court documents filed Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

THQ auction clouds Volition future

CHAMPAIGN — An analyst who covers the video game industry said Volition's "Saints Row" franchise will probably attract interest when Volition's parent company auctions off its assets Tuesday.

Volition could be sold separately in THQ auction

CHAMPAIGN — The Volition video-game studio and some of its game titles could be sold off separately as the result of a scheduled auction of THQ Inc.'s assets later this month.

Bids on the assets are due Jan. 22, and Volition and some of its games — namely "Saints Row" and its sequels — are considered among the most highly prized assets.

No local creditors among largest claims against THQ

CHAMPAIGN — The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings by video game studio Volition Inc. and its parent company, THQ Inc., show dozens of local creditors — but none among THQ's 40 largest unsecured claims.

THQ, Volition, related entities file for bankruptcy; work expected to continue as normal

CHAMPAIGN — Employees of the Volition video-game studio in Champaign are expected to continue work as normal following the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of Volition and the studio's parent company, THQ Inc.

THQ delays release of three games

CHAMPAIGN — Volition Inc.'s parent company this week pushed back the release of three video games and said it will consider "strategic and financing alternatives" for raising more capital.

THQ: 'Dominatrix' to get full-game treatment; preproduction stops on 'inSANE' trilogy

CHAMPAIGN — Jason Rubin liked Volition's "Saints Row: Enter The Dominatrix" so much, he upgraded it to a stand-alone game.

Rubin, the new president of Volition's parent company, THQ, told analysts Monday he had "an incredible amount of fun" playing "Enter The Dominatrix" and decided it shouldn't be just a stand-alone expansion of "Saints Row The Third."