Embracer Group is broken again. Today they announced the purchase of half a dozen other game developers and publishers familiar. Bitwave Games, Gioteck, Limited Run Games, Middle-earth Enterprises, Singtrix, Tatsujin, Tripwire Interactive and Tuxedo Labs are now part of the Embracer Group.
It wasn’t until May that the Embracer Group caught the eye with the purchase of Crystal Dynamics, other Western Square Enix studios, and brands such as Deus Ex and Tomb Raider. Previously, they bought Koch Media (now Plaion), Gearbox Entertainment and Tarsier Studios, among others.
Of course you know limited run games. Limited Run Games will operate as an independent subsidiary, still with Josh Fairhurst and Douglas Bogart at the helm. Tripwire Interactive is the developer of Maneater, but is also known for controversial statements by ex-president John Gibson.
Bitwave Games will Gimmick! bring to modern platforms. Middle-earth Enterprises also secures the rights (for movies, merchandise and video games) to Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Tuxedo Labs has made Teardown.
With Tatsujin, you even buy a Japanese studio – not an easy task for a Western investor like industry insider Dr. Serkan Toto notes. At the helm of Tatsujin is Masahiro Yuge, one of the founders of the legendary arcade game studio Toaplan. Masahiro Yuge is now allowed to release Toaplan games again, as Embracer has also secured the rights to the Toaplan catalog in a separate deal.
The Embracer Group plans to announce another major acquisition soon. Let’s see what’s next.
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