Limited Run Games, Lord Of The Rings IP, and Other Items are acquired by Embracer Group

Limited Run Games, Lord Of The Rings IP, and Other Items are acquired by Embracer Group ...

Embracer Group, a Swedish video game company, has purchased not one, but several firms, and IP for an unidentified sum.

Embracer announced the acquisition of Tripwire Interactive (Killing Floor, Maneater, Rising Storm), Tuxedo Labs (Teardown), physical distributor Limited Run Games, and had also acquired the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings literary works.

Middle-earth Enterprises, an Embracer Group affiliate, owns The Lord of the Rings board games and merchandise and other related works. Upcoming projects include the Amazon series, an animated Lord of the Rings film, and Electronic Arts' mobile game The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth.

Embracer has acquired Limited Run as a physical publisher, as well as its Carbon Engine, an internally developed technology that allows for legacy content and extremely accurate emulation-based retro games to be ported to current hardware.

Tatsujin (Embracer's first studio in Japan - headed by Toaplen founder Masahiro Yuge) is acquired by Bitwave Games (Wunderling DX) and Gioteck, a leading gaming accessory brand. Also acquired are Toaplan's "highly regarded shoot-em-up games" from Toaplan and the Nintendo console Gimmick!

The Embracer Group's website has information on the acquisitions, including a statement that the company has formed its eleventh operative group, which consists of gaming and entertainment businesses owned by Embracer. Some of the studios include THQ Nordic, Coffee Stain, Gearbox Entertainment, and Dark Horse Media.

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[source embracer.com]