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Bandai Namco Acquiring Unknown 9: Awakening Studio to Strengthen Western Development

Bandai Namco Leisure has introduced that it’s set to accumulate Unknown 9: Awakening developer Reflector Leisure from Lune Rouge Innovation Inc. The deal is topic to passable closing situations and approval from Canadian authorities.

In a press launch, the writer mentioned that its acquisition of the Montreal-based studio is a part of its efforts to strengthen “Western growth capabilities.” Bandai Namco goals to develop 50 % of its content material exterior of Japan.

Designing and growing the content material we will publish and distribute is the cornerstone of our technique,” mentioned Bandai Namco Europe (BNEE) COO, Arnaud Muller. “The artistic imaginative and prescient and growth capability of Reflector Leisure will increase skill to craft breathtaking experiences over the years . We look ahead to working with such a expert workforce, and to welcome them to the BNE household.”

The press launch additional revealed that the intriguing Unknown 9: Awakening is being developed by a workforce of 120 staff, which incorporates business veterans.

The attain to worldwide audiences and the infinite leisure prospects supplied by the synergies with BNEE and the remainder of the Group will present an incredible long-term perspective for the workforce right here in Montreal,” mentioned Reflector founder, Alexandre Amancio. 

Lune Rogue president Robert Blain added that the acquisition will allow Reflector to develop upon its transmedia imaginative and prescient, beginning with the Unknown 9 franchise. He believes that Bandai Namco’s business expertise and information will “assure Reflector an excellent future.”

Unknown: 9: Awakening will launch on next-gen consoles and PC someday in 2021. Platforms and launch window have but to be introduced.

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