EntertainmentKadokawa, Owner of FromSoftware, Acquires Octopath Traveler Developer, Acquire

Kadokawa, Owner of FromSoftware, Acquires Octopath Traveler Developer, Acquire

Kadokawa Corporation, the parent company of ‌FromSoftware, the developer behind Elden Ring, has recently ⁤acquired Acquire, the studio ⁢known for creating Octopath Traveler. This acquisition was revealed in Kadokawa’s Q3⁣ earnings ⁣report, marking a strategic move to ‍bolster its ability ⁣to innovate and introduce⁣ new game franchises.

The integration ‌of Acquire into the Kadokawa Group, which already includes prominent studios like Spike​ Chunsoft and FromSoftware, aims to foster collaboration among these⁢ subsidiaries. By bringing Acquire on⁣ board, ‍Kadokawa​ hopes to ⁣tap into their ⁣success⁤ in developing million-selling games,‍ enhance its overall game development capabilities, and expand its portfolio of console games.

With a history dating back to 1994, Acquire has not only crafted original titles such as Octopath Traveler but has also collaborated with companies like FromSoftware on projects‍ like ⁣Tenchu‌ 4. Kadokawa emphasized the valuable partnership it has established with Acquire and the potential for⁣ synergy among​ its ‌diverse ⁣range of⁣ game-related subsidiaries.

Elden Ring, a standout ⁢franchise under the Kadokawa umbrella, has achieved ⁣tremendous success, selling‌ over 20 million copies ‌worldwide and receiving critical acclaim. Plans for a mobile version‍ of ⁤the game by Tencent have been in the works, although ⁣progress on this front has been slower than anticipated.

The acquisition of Acquire signifies⁣ Kadokawa’s commitment to⁤ expanding its presence​ in the gaming⁤ industry and leveraging the expertise of renowned developers to fuel innovation and growth. With a focus on​ creating and ⁣maximizing the value of intellectual properties, ⁢Kadokawa aims⁤ to establish a robust lineup‌ of games across various ‌platforms to cater to a ‌diverse audience.

About the‌ Author:
Chris Kerr, the news editor for GameDeveloper.com, is a seasoned journalist and ‌industry​ expert with extensive experience covering game-related‍ news and events. With⁣ a wealth of ​knowledge and ‍a strong track record in reporting on industry happenings, Chris has contributed ‌to various well-known publications​ and participated in major ⁢industry events​ worldwide. His insights and contributions have been instrumental in shedding ‌light on the ⁣gaming landscape and shaping discussions within‌ the industry.

For more ‌information on Kadokawa’s acquisition of Acquire and its impact on⁤ the gaming industry,​ you can access the full article here.

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