Kadokawa Corporation acquires Acquire

Kadokawa Acquire

Kadokawa Corporation has acquired Acquire (株式会社アクワイア, Kabushikigaisha Akuwaia), the Japanese studio known for the Octopath Traveler series, Tenchu, and more.

Kadokawa acquired Acquire from from previous owner GungHo Online Entertainment for an undisclosed amount.

“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,” Kadokawa said in their latest earnings report.

They added, “By acquiring the company, which has produced million-seller hit titles, we expect to generate synergies with our existing gamerelated subsidiaries, strengthen our planning and development capabilities Groupwide, and enhance our lineup of console games.”

Originally founded back in 1994, Acquire later released their first game, Tenchu: Stealth Assassins, which became a franchise. They went on to make the Way of the Samurai series and many other titles.



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