Dark Souls' From Software Acquired by Kadokawa; New IP, Expansion in the West and on New Platforms Planned

During its latest earning report held today in Tokyo the giant Japanese corporation Kadokawa Shoten, that spans every aspect of publishing from manga to games, announced the purchase of the majority of the stock of Dark Souls II‘s developer From Software, turning it into a wholly owned subsidiary of the group.

According to the press release sent by Kadokawa, the plan is to expand both From Software’s and Kadokawa Games’ business and market positioning through synergy and cooperation taking advantage of the two companies’ areas of expertise. The purchase of From Software’s stock was determined by Kadokawa’s board to be the best path to achieve that end.

It’s also mentioned that the company plans to make use of both companies’ planning, development and sales resources to produce new IP using their combined strengths with an eye on the new game platforms and overseas market where growth is expected by using the strengths of both Kadokawa Games and From Software.

The cooperation between From Software and Kadokawa games is expected to spark aggressive expansion in the digital field and on the global market.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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