Timesplitters 2 remake teased by THQ in Spellforce 3 expansion

Spellforce 3’s new expansion includes some items that blatantly reference other THQ games, including a Timesplitters 2 remake.

Ever since THQ Nordic acquired the Timesplitters IP in 2018, there have been plenty of strong hints indicating that the company would be reviving the series.

Now it’s believed that a new Timesplitters project, specifically a remake of Timesplitters 2, has been confirmed, courtesy of THQ’s fantasy strategy game Spellforce 3.

Spellforce 3 recently received a new expansion titled Fallen God, which included new items, one of which is named Timesplitters 2 Remake and even resembles the original game’s box art.

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The in-game description for the item reads, as roughly translated from French, ‘It’s finally coming. The iconic shooter that has stood the test of time to reach the era of modern games.’

In the same in-game menu, you can also see three other items that directly reference box art for other THQ titles: SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated, the Gothic remake, and Biomutant (the latter two still being in development). You can spot them at the 0:07 mark.

A spokesperson for THQ has since told VGC that the reference was meant to be nothing more than a cheeky joke and it doesn’t confirm anything.

‘The intention behind those easter eggs was pure fun. When Koch Media and Deep Silver are ready to talk about TimeSplitters, they will make sure to get heard.’

No new Timesplitters games have been officially announced by THQ but, in 2019, Dambuster Studios (which consists of several developers that initially worked on the series) said on Twitter that series co-creator Steve Ellis and his team was handling a new project.

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