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April 29th, 2014, 19:16
Gamasutra has news that may be good, or bad depending on the reader. It seems From Software has been sold to Japanese media corporation Kadokawa.

Japanese media corporation Kadokawa today announced that it has acquired Dark Souls studio From Software, with the aim to take advantage of the company's worldwide influence.

From Software, which is also known for series like Armored Core and Tenchu, will now work alongside Kadokawa Games, the umbrella company's five-year-old video game subsidiary, and the two companies will assist each other when it comes to development and marketing. Kadokawa is a major Japanese publishing house with arms that reach far into the media business: books, magazines, film, animation, and comics.

In particular, Kadokawa says that [Japanese language PDF] it plans to expand to new game platforms, overseas markets and more digital platforms, through the production of new video game IP.

Kadokawa Games is best known for publishing titles like Lollipop Chainsaw and Killer is Dead in Japan. The studio also develops games, such as Demon Gaze, Natural Doctrine and The Kantai Collection.
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April 29th, 2014, 19:16
Development Studio lands hit -> gets bought / sold -> never heard of again (sonner or later, see EA, Microsoft etc. …).

Similar thing happened to WordPerfect as well, by the way :

WoirdPerfect lands hit -> gets bought by Novell -> never heard of again, Microsoft
Office rises, thanks to those morons at Novell …

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Bought by a company known for a game called Lollipop Chainsaw?
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Now with more chainsaws?

No idea what that means really, not knowing the Japanese Market. I'll go on and assume its bad for now
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April 30th, 2014, 08:07
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Bought by a company known for a game called Lollipop Chainsaw?
Well instead of explaining the game here is a picture.



They say a picture is better than thousand words.

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April 30th, 2014, 08:11
Well, that does look a little more appealing than what my mind generated from that title
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