Kadokawa Corporation has acquired the developers of Octopath Traveler Acquire.
Acquire previously worked with Kadokawa’s subsidiaries Fromsoftware and Spike Chunsoft on some projects, but are now best known for the Squire Enix published Octopath Traveler. The critically acclaimed JRPG famously popularized the HD-2D genre, selling 3 million copies worldwide and spawning an equally beloved sequel. In their latest earnings report, Kadokawa had this to say about the acquisition:
“To strengthen the ability to create IP in games as part of our game business strategy, we have made Acquire Corp. into a wholly owned subsidiary, by acquiring the company, which has produced million-seller hit titles, we expect to generate synergies with our existing game related subsidiaries, strengthen our planning and development capabilities Groupwide, and enhance our lineup of console games.”
At the time of this writing, it is uncertain what effects this acquisition will have for the future of the Octopath Traveler series and other games made by Acquire. Stay tuned for more updates as they come.
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