Tecmo Koei, the Japanese holding company whose products include Dead Or Alive, Ninja Gaiden, Dynasty Warriors, and Fatal Frame (just to name a few), announced today that they will be acquiring the Gust Corporation into a subsidiary.
Gust, the makers of the long-running Atelier series, will be purchased by Tecmo Koei ; Koei Tecmo Holdings will be acquiring all 495 shares of Gust stock (for a price of 2.2 billion yen), from Keiken Holdings, who currently stand as the 100% shareholder. As of now, Koei Tecmo Holdings does not have any investment in Gust, but one of its subsidiaries, Koei Tecmo Net, published Gust’s games in Japan. It will be interesting to see if Koei takes over when it comes to publishing Gust’s games in Western countries, as NIS America typically holds that title. It should be noted that Gust will continue to develop the Atelier series, despite the recent acquisition.
Original source: Andriasang
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