Tencent is one of the companies with the most presence and capital in the industry, so it is not uncommon to know that it has plans to continue expanding with new acquisitions. The Chinese giant is a shareholder of major studios, so its value continues to rise.
Now, Tencent has invested to acquire 90% of Wake Up Interactive, a company specialized in digital entertainment that has several companies in its hands, including several development studios.
One of them is Soleil, best known for their recent work on Ninjala, game that caused a sensation with its initial debut on Nintendo Switch. Thus, the studio would now have the support of Tencent for future projects.
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Soleil, study of Ninjala, passes into the hands of Tencent
According to a report by Bloomberg, Tencent closed the deal with Wake Up Interactive for about $ 44 million. According to the details, this purchase is not yet public, so the sources who revealed the details were kept anonymous for obvious reasons.
Wake Up owns Valhalla Game Studios, a Japanese studio known for Devil’s Third. On the other hand, there is Soleil, who in addition to Ninjala also developed Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time.
He also assisted in the development of Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, among other projects. The sources assure that, with this move, Tencent wants to secure the publishing rights of future games of the group and gain ground in Japan.
For now, there are no further details of the agreement or future projects in which the companies will collaborate. Tencent is currently working on important projects, such as Honor of Kings: World, which is in the hands of TiMi Studio Group.
Exclusive: Tencent buys Japan-based game studio Soleil, known for games such as Ninjala as well as Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, people familiar with the matter say. One of recent deals that China ginat has quietly done to Japanese ACG companies https://t.co/zcMYVj0diN
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