Kadokawa Corporation has just announced that they have finished their acquisition of ACQUIRE from GungHo Online Entertainment.
In a recent earnings report, Kadokawa commented that they have now made ACQUIRE into a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, in order to further strengthen the ability to create IP in games. The company also states that because ACQUIRE has produced million-seller hit titles, they expect to generate synergies with our existing gamerelated subsidiaries, strengthen their planning and development capabilities groupwide, and enhance their console games lineup.
If you need a refresher, ACQUIRE was originally founded in 1994, and they both have original games, as well as contract development under their belt, dating back to even the PS1 era. Some of its well-known titles are the Octopath Traveler series for Square Enix, as well as Spike Chunsoft (another subsidiary of Kadokawa)’s Way of the Samurai series. As for completely original games, their most iconic is perhaps the Akiba’s Trip game for the PlayStation 4.