Big Japanese publisher buys maker Dark Souls




The Japanese company Kadokawa Shoten has taken a majority stake in development studio From Software. The Japanese studio was also responsible for the recent years include Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls two games.

According to data from the Japanese website Gamebiz which Siliconera translated , Kadokawa Shoten buys about 80 percent of the shares of From Software. DualShockers reports that Kadokawa Shoten purchase the game development studio Monday in a conference call about the latest quarterly results announced. The company, which is mainly known as a publisher of various magazines and Manga books, hopes to strengthen its presence. Within the game industry in this way

After the acquisition by Kadokawa Shoten From Software will in any case working on new, original games. Plus the western markets, the most important goal. By focusing on new consoles, the publisher hopes to grow. Heavily in those markets Which games hopes to achieve this goal is not yet known, but From Software brought the Dark Souls franchise so far have not been to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It seems logical that Kadokawa Shoten allude.

It is not yet clear what new games editor of From Software will bring on the market. The Dark Souls franchise was published by Namco Bandai, Kadokawa Shoten but worked in the past, along with several other publishers to bring. Are games to European and American markets


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