THQ Nordic has reason to celebrate after releasing its 2018 financial reports.

For the year ending December 31, Nordic reported net sales of USD$447.6 million. Compared to the previous year's USD$55.1 million, that's a staggering growth of 713%. Not bad.

Much of this growth can be attributed to the acquisition of Koch Media and its publishing arm, Deep Silver.

The final months of 2018 were particularly strong, thanks to the release of Darksiders 3. THQ Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors noted that the title has already made back the costs of development and marketing. Additional DLC is slated to release this year for the title to further bolster the franchise as "one of the Group's key IPs."

"We look forward to our most exciting year ever," Wingefors said when discussing 2019. "By the end of the quarter, we had a record 77 games under development. 48 of these are still in the pipeline waiting to be announced, including a few that are scheduled for release in 2019."

The company's next big title is Metro: Exodus which released today. In our Gameplanet review, Chris Brown described Exodus as "equally gorgeous and grotesque", noting it as "sure to please newcomers and the returning faithful alike."

THQ Nordic frequented headlines throughout 2018 for a shopping spree that saw it acquire franchise titles like Timesplitters, Kingdoms of Amalur, and Outcast.

It doesn't look like Nordic is stopping there either. This morning the company announced the acquisition of Kingdom Come: Deliverance developer Warhorse Studios for USD$37.5 million.