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Famitsu publisher Kadokawa acquires Dark Souls dev From Software

Purchase to enable From Software to improve the depth in their games

Kadokawa has announced that they have acquired the Dark Souls and Armored Core developers From Software.

The deal is set to go through on May 21st with Kadokawa acquiring 80 percent of the studio's stock. From Software will become part of the Kadokawa Group.

It will be interesting to see what happens to From Software's own properties like Dark Souls and Armored Core as they are published by Bandai Namco with other properties being put out by SEGA. Famitsu publisher Kadokawa acquires Dark Souls dev From Software

From Software CEO Naotoshi Zin explained to Famitsu that the acquisition will allow them to operate under a new system that will allow them to expand platforms from hardware to cloud, better respond to different gaming regions both globally and locally and to coalesce content. Zin added, “With a new system, from this point on, I believe we’ll be able to make newer and more in depth games.”

Thanks Siliconera.

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