Lollipop Chainsaw publisher Kadokawa yesterday reported that they’d acquired Dark Souls developer, From Software, with an aim to take advantage of the studio’s worldwide influence. Details of the acquisition are currently undisclosed.
Kadokawa, the Japanese media corporation with fingers in many pies such as books, magazines, film, animation, and comics, has acquired 80 percent of Dark Souls developer, From Software, for an undisclosed amount, and will take control of that percentage next month. The two companies will work together when it comes to development and marketing.
From Software CEO Naotoshi Zin says that the move to Kadokawa will “expand platforms [to] everything from simple hardware to cloud networks” as well as better target international audiences. “With a new system, from this point on, I believe we’ll be able to make newer and more in depth games.” Zin added.
For those of you worrying about the future of Dark Souls, From Sofrware still own the rights to that IP.