RPGFan


Jeremy Harnage
Kadokawa Corporation Acquiring From Software Developers
Dark Souls development team now owned by the manga giant Kadokawa.
04.29.14 - 10:07 PM

From Software, the development team behind Dark Souls II and the Armored Core franchise, is set to be acquired by Kadokawa Corporation on May 21st. Best known in the west for publishing manga titles (Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop, Tenchi Muyo!), Kadokawa Corporation has stated that they are in the market to become a “global comprehensive media group” and plans to do so with this purchase.

Fans of the two series listed above can rest easy though. This move means that From Software will not only gain a huge amount of funding, but also the backing of a large corporation looking to expand itself into the gaming world even further. This could also mean that future titles will have an easier time being published in both Eastern and Western markets. Kadokawa Corporation, also known for its forays into the mobile device market, could choose to utilize the development team in that direction as well.

However you look at it, exciting things are happening for developers From Software, and we hope to see more amazing content from them soon!


Back





Coming Up on Twitch

Echoes of Aetheria
Sunday, June 25 • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Vandal Hearts
Tuesdays • 12pm PDT/3pm EDT

Tales of Symphonia
Wednesdays • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
Every Thursday • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Featured Content
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Preview
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
E3 2017 Preview
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Preview
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
E3 2017 Preview
Retro Encounter 88
Retro Encounter 88
Podcast
Blade & Soul: Irontech Forge Preview
Blade & Soul: Irontech Forge
E3 2017 Preview
Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition Preview
Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
E3 2017 Preview
Rakuen Review
Rakuen
Review
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Preview
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
E3 2017 Preview