Acquire, the studio behind Octopath Traveler, has been snapped up by FromSoftware owner Kadokawa in an effort to “strengthen the ability to create IP in games.”
Speaking during its latest earnings call overnight, the company also provided a very brief update on the Elden Ring expansion, Shadow of the Erdtree.
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 line-up of console games.
We are currently working hard on the development of DLC for Elden Ring but we have not announced a release date at this time.
Octopath Traveler was released for the Nintendo Switch in July 2018, and arrive on PC and Xbox One in 2019 and 2021, respectively. While the game has never come to Sony consoles, this sequel, Octopath Traveler II, is due out on PS5, PS4, PC, and Switch later this month.
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