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RyougaSaotome
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(04-28-2014, 06:56 AM)
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So apparently Kadokawa has acquired From Software from Transcosmos (parent company? Not sure). Looking into synergy with Kadokawa Games (ick).

http://gamebiz.jp/?p=129706

Still making sense of this. Sorry for the sparse deets.

For clarification, Kadokawa was behind Demon Gaze, Killer is Dead, and a large variety of shitty games based on anime series. They're also behind the money making giant that is KanColle.

In before Armored KanColleCore.

Edit:

Press release (JP): http://ir.kadokawa.co.jp/topics/20140428fms_fi.pdf
Last edited by Nirolak; 04-28-2014 at 07:47 AM.
Kagari
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(04-28-2014, 06:57 AM)
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I.... what? Unexpected I guess.
Levito
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(04-28-2014, 06:57 AM)
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Finally, that Steins;Gate/Dark Souls crossover we've always wanted!
takriel
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(04-28-2014, 06:57 AM)
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Whaaaaaa...?
May16
(04-28-2014, 06:57 AM)
Takao
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(04-28-2014, 06:58 AM)
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Before anyone asks, this probably won't have any ramifications on Dark Souls. The games are self-published by From in Japan, with Bandai taking western duties. Kadokawa doesn't do western game publishing, so Bandai will likely continue on.
CommonWriter
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(04-28-2014, 06:58 AM)
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Kantai Collection with Armored Core gameplay.
Make it happen pls.
Surfaced
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(04-28-2014, 06:58 AM)
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What? Had no idea Kadokawa was big enough to do that. Or that From was small enough....
Benzychenz
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(04-28-2014, 06:58 AM)
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Someone tell me what a Kadokawa is and what this means.
Inorigo
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(04-28-2014, 06:58 AM)
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RIP in peace Dark Souls.

As we currently know it, that is. Namco am cry.

Edit:

Originally Posted by Takao

Before anyone asks, this probably won't have any ramifications on Dark Souls. The games are self-published by From in Japan, with Bandai taking western duties. Kadokawa doesn't do western game publishing, so Bandai will likely continue on.

Nvm then. Also, wow! Impressive.
Zeyphersan
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(04-28-2014, 06:58 AM)
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Well that was sudden
Unknown Soldier
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(04-28-2014, 06:58 AM)
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Someone at Kadokawa sure is ambitious about being a big player in JP game studios.
SuicidalSteve
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(04-28-2014, 06:58 AM)
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Demons Gaze so the soul can be mended
cw_sasuke
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(04-28-2014, 06:59 AM)
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For how much ?

Originally Posted by Takao

Before anyone asks, this probably won't have any ramifications on Dark Souls. The games are self-published by From in Japan, with Bandai taking western duties. Kadokawa doesn't do western game publishing, so Bandai will likely continue on.

Because most of their titles have been jp low-key bombas - with games like Dark Souls that tune might change.
MormaPope
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(04-28-2014, 06:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by May16

I'm sure you put the tiniest bit of effort to do some research about Kadokawa before panicking, right?
FantasticMrFoxdie
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(04-28-2014, 07:00 AM)
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YOU DIED

Originally Posted by Benzychenz

Someone tell me what a Kadokawa is and what this means.

I'm still not even sure myself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kadokawa_Shoten
vareon
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(04-28-2014, 07:00 AM)
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Oh man, Dark Souls/Rodea crossover!
Uncle Rupee
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(04-28-2014, 07:00 AM)
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I wouldn't mind if the Dark Souls guys made a Berserk... Kadokawa does a lot of film / manga doesn't it?
firehawk12
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(04-28-2014, 07:00 AM)
Moe Souls 3.
Psycho_Mantis
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(04-28-2014, 07:01 AM)
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This makes no sense but okay.
RyougaSaotome
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(04-28-2014, 07:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Unknown Soldier

Someone at Kadokawa sure is ambitious about being a big player in JP game studios.

This. Clearly someone over there is pushing real hard.

Also thanks to whoever updated the title! Was just trying to get the info out as quick as possible. <3
MormaPope
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(04-28-2014, 07:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

Before anyone asks, this probably won't have any ramifications on Dark Souls. The games are self-published by From in Japan, with Bandai taking western duties. Kadokawa doesn't do western game publishing, so Bandai will likely continue on.

NO, WE NEED TO PANIC BECAUSE SOMETHING CHANGED.
Persona7
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(04-28-2014, 07:01 AM)
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GHM x
FROM SOFTWARE

NO MORE SOULS
May16
(04-28-2014, 07:02 AM)

Originally Posted by MormaPope

I'm sure you put the tiniest bit of effort to do some research about Kadokawa before panicking, right?

I'm sure you've played Natural Doctrine by Kadokawa games like I have, right?

(But see, here's the thing: Maybe you have! But as you can see, making assumptions about each other based on nothing isn't fun.)

At the end of the day, I have an opinion. It's different than yours. And that's OK. Neither of us is wrong.

Edit:

Originally Posted by MormaPope

So they're going to develop games for From Soft now?

See, you're doing this childish thing were instead of making a conversation, you just keep asking more of your own loaded questions, which you're asking based on false assumptions. That's the kind of posting I don't get into, sorry. I did that once in this thread but that's all you'll get.

I'm not a Kadokawa fan, and I posted a gif indicating as much. I'm not gonna mess around and keep playing games with you here. Cheers.
Last edited by May16; 04-28-2014 at 07:10 AM.
Hasemo
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(04-28-2014, 07:02 AM)
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This is huge.

And yeah, Kadokawa is super big, so the part about them buying another company isn't surprising at all.
Tizoc
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(04-28-2014, 07:02 AM)
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Don't Kodakawa also own Grasshopper Manufacture?
Nirolak
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Originally Posted by Persona7

GHM x
FROM SOFTWARE

NO MORE SOULS

Grasshopper is owned by Gung-Ho actually. Killer Is Dead was the last game they signed before they got bought.
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(04-28-2014, 07:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by firehawk12

Moe Souls 3.

Prepare to Uguuuuuu
Horseticuffs
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(04-28-2014, 07:02 AM)
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That's unexpected. They've been around for so long and really seemed to be coming into their own the past 5 years or so in the west. I guess I never really thought about where the money was coming from.
DarkLordMalik
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(04-28-2014, 07:02 AM)
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Seems like they are trying hard to get in the gaming market. Smart purchase for sure, especially in the West.
Riposte
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(04-28-2014, 07:02 AM)
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Weird. I wonder how this even came about.
perorist
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(04-28-2014, 07:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by RyougaSaotome

In before Armored KanColleCore.

My money, all of it
Mauricio_Magus
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(04-28-2014, 07:03 AM)
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This is interesting to say the least.
vocab
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(04-28-2014, 07:03 AM)
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The return of kings field STARTS HERE

Basileus777
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(04-28-2014, 07:03 AM)
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Hopefully this means Dark Souls will get a 10 episode anime adaptation.
Takao
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(04-28-2014, 07:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by cw_sasuke

Because most of their titles have been jp low-key bombas - with games like Dark Souls that tune might change.

This is true, haha. Either way, Souls will go on.
MormaPope
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(04-28-2014, 07:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by May16

I'm sure you've played Natural Doctrine by Kadokawa games like I have, right?

So they're going to develop games for From Soft now?
Curler
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(04-28-2014, 07:03 AM)
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NISA to publish next Souls game?
RyougaSaotome
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(04-28-2014, 07:03 AM)
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I'm more surprised by how this seemingly came out of nowhere.

It's not so shocking that they went big on the purchase though. Kadokawa has their hands in pretty much all forms of media here, but their gaming presence has always been a bit lacking.
Inorigo
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(04-28-2014, 07:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Benzychenz

Someone tell me what a Kadokawa is and what this means.

They're a media company. They do anime/films/games/an ass-load of manga/etc.

I've seen their name on so much stuff at a glance I always assumed they had some heft to them.

Originally Posted by Curler

NISA to publish next Souls game?

Cold day in hell before NISA can outbid Namco.
vinnygambini
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(04-28-2014, 07:03 AM)
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Aren't they a manga publisher or am I mistaken?

Furthermore, doesn't Bandai Namco have some sort of Equity in From Software?
vasilvv
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(04-28-2014, 07:03 AM)
Is that the company which published Suda 51 games? I also recall hearing that name in relation to Lunar series, but not sure what kind of involvement they had; but hey, those are not bad games, so I don't see any particular reason to worry.
pje122
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(04-28-2014, 07:04 AM)
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WOW
Drkirby
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(04-28-2014, 07:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Basileus777

Hopefully this means Dark Souls will get a 10 episode anime adaptation.

Sounds good to me.
Tripon
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(04-28-2014, 07:04 AM)
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Kantai Souls. I can't wait!
fek
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(04-28-2014, 07:04 AM)
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So that's why "Kan CORE" is in the japanese twitter trendings topics.
Discoid
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(04-28-2014, 07:04 AM)
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... Well, hopefully this doesn't end badly.
plasmawave
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(04-28-2014, 07:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Levito

Finally, that Steins;Gate/Dark Souls crossover we've always wanted!

"Someone D-mailed you".
Horseticuffs
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(04-28-2014, 07:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

This is true, haha. Either way, Souls will go on.

So you're saying the souls still burns?
Nirolak
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(04-28-2014, 07:05 AM)
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To me the disappointing part of this is that Kadokawa spends very little money on their games, and have a poor track record with identifying and supporting quality.

Unless they intend to change their behavior, I'd have rather a larger publisher bought them.

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