Square Enix RPG Temporarily Unavailable on Nintendo’s Platform Amid Publishing Rights Shift

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Square Enix and Acquire collaborated on the creation of a role-playing game (RPG) that is presently not available for purchase on Nintendo’s platform. Despite this, pre-purchased codes for the game from third-party sellers remain active.

Gematsu recently reported that the publishing rights for the game have been transferred as of December. While Nintendo used to be the publisher of the game, Square Enix has now reclaimed the rights to publish it.

It appears that this change took place prior to the game’s release on other platforms, notably PlayStation systems, where the game is currently absent. This is interesting considering that the sequel to the game was launched on Sony’s platform.

In a recent development, Kadokawa, the parent company of FromSoftware, acquired Octopath Traveler Studio Acquire for an undisclosed sum.

Square Enix’s popular RPG was created by the Tokyo-based Acquire studio, known for its work on the Tenchu, Way of the Samurai, and Abiba series.

Established in 1994, the studio currently employs 148 individuals, as per its official website.

Kadokawa explained in a quarterly earnings report that the decision to make Acquire Corporation a wholly owned subsidiary was to enhance their ability to create gaming intellectual property within their game business strategy.

With the acquisition of a company behind titles that have achieved significant sales, Kadokawa anticipates synergies with their existing game-related entities, enhanced planning and development capabilities, and a broader selection of console games within their catalog.

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