It seems THQ Nordic can't go a month without purchasing another IP, because the publisher has just scooped up the rights to Carmageddon.

THQ made the acquisition from the series' original developer Stainless Games, closing the deal today for an undisclosed amount.

“This deal allows Carmageddon to find the home that it deserves," said Stainless Games co-founder Patrick Buckland.

"As an independent developer we have invested a huge amount of time and money into the brand since reacquiring it in 2012, but we have never had the resources to maximise its exploitation."

Buckland also noted that the Stainless Games intended to work with THQ Nordic going forward, "allowing Carmageddon to find its rightful place in the video games pantheon."

Stainless Games created the original Carmageddon back in 1997. The studio also released Carmageddon II in 1998 before subsequent titles were contracted to other developers by publisher SCi.

It wasn't until 2011 that the developer reacquired the rights to Carmageddon, and have been responsible for every release since – one of the most recent being Carmageddon: Max Damage in 2016.