tri-Ace acquired by Nepro Japan, becomes dedicated smartphone/tablet mobile dev

#1
https://www.release.tdnet.info/inbs/140120150220029526.pdf

Well damn...

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Thanks RyougaSaotome for the tip off.

http://dokidokikusoge.moe/post/111549840141/tri-ace-purchased-by-nepro-japan
https://www.release.tdnet.info/inbs/140120150220029526.pdf

Japanese mobile company Nepro Japan has announced that they are acquiring tri-Ace as subsidiary. They will be acquiring all tri-Ace shares through a cash buyout, and will refocus the developer towards mobile efforts (smartphones and tablets). tri-Ace was a privately held company, so it's interesting to see the ownership breakdown in the announcement:

Yoshiharu Gotanda holds 555 shares (30.8%), Masaki Norimoto holds 546 shares (30.3%), and Kenji Goshima holds 511 shares (28.4%). In the cash buy-out, they will each gets about a million bucks each, and they will each also get 18,300 shares of Nepro each (worth about 1500yen per share right now).

Seems like a pretty good deal for them. :p
 

Falk

that puzzling face
#17
Guys, guys.

Isn't it good news that a mobile company is looking to branch out into console games via acquisitions considering most of the news is the other way round?

can't kill my optimism
 
#18
Thanks RyougaSaotome for the tip off.

http://dokidokikusoge.moe/post/111549840141/tri-ace-purchased-by-nepro-japan
https://www.release.tdnet.info/inbs/140120150220029526.pdf

Japanese mobile company Nepro Japan has announced that they are acquiring tri-Ace as subsidiary. They will be acquiring all tri-Ace shares through a cash buyout, and will refocus the developer towards mobile efforts (smartphones and tablets). tri-Ace was a privately held company, so it's interesting to see the ownership breakdown in the announcement:

Yoshiharu Gotanda holds 555 shares (30.8%), Masaki Norimoto holds 546 shares (30.3%), and Kenji Goshima holds 511 shares (28.4%). In the cash buy-out, they will each gets about a million bucks each, and they will each also get 18,300 shares of Nepro each (worth about 1500yen per share right now).

Seems like a pretty good deal for them. :p
 
#19
What does this mean for the chances of their console games being re-released on PC/Steam? Or at least the console games they worked on I mean.
 

Dark Schala

Eloquent Princess
#24
All you people who didn't buy Resonance of Fate should be ashamed!!

You had one job, Square Enix and/or Sega...
Even Konami since they published Beyond the Labyrinth and Chronos Ring in the last two (er, three?) years.

Honestly, I thought one of those three companies would snap them up first before anyone else, but they never did. Weird.

I ain't mad that they're going over to mobile because, like, mobile games have gotten p. decent in the last three years, but who bought them is legitimately is the strangest thing to me.

Yoshiharu Gotanda holds 555 shares (30.8%), Masaki Norimoto holds 546 shares (30.3%), and Kenji Goshima holds 511 shares (28.4%). In the cash buy-out, they will each gets about a million bucks each, and they will each also get 18,300 shares of Nepro each (worth about 1500yen per share right now).

Seems like a pretty good deal for them. :p
No kidding! Wow.
 
#28
Thanks RyougaSaotome for the tip off.

http://dokidokikusoge.moe/post/111549840141/tri-ace-purchased-by-nepro-japan
https://www.release.tdnet.info/inbs/140120150220029526.pdf

Japanese mobile company Nepro Japan has announced that they are acquiring tri-Ace as subsidiary. They will be acquiring all tri-Ace shares through a cash buyout, and will refocus the developer towards mobile efforts (smartphones and tablets). tri-Ace was a privately held company, so it's interesting to see the ownership breakdown in the announcement:

Yoshiharu Gotanda holds 555 shares (30.8%), Masaki Norimoto holds 546 shares (30.3%), and Kenji Goshima holds 511 shares (28.4%). In the cash buy-out, they will each gets about a million bucks each, and they will each also get 18,300 shares of Nepro each (worth about 1500yen per share right now).

Seems like a pretty good deal for them. :p
......

I always hoped SCEJ would acquire them, to finally get an own JRPG team (see Nintendo and Monolith).

But now.... man.... this makes me sad, because I liked "the old" tri-Ace.
I know they have mostly done contract work for Square lately, but....

 

ezekial45

I have assigned to you one day for each year its punishment will last.
#29
>_<

So what about the IPs for Valkyria Chronicles Valkyrie Profile and Star Ocean? Does Nepro Japan own them now?
 
#34
Thanks RyougaSaotome for the tip off.

http://dokidokikusoge.moe/post/111549840141/tri-ace-purchased-by-nepro-japan
https://www.release.tdnet.info/inbs/140120150220029526.pdf

Japanese mobile company Nepro Japan has announced that they are acquiring tri-Ace as subsidiary. They will be acquiring all tri-Ace shares through a cash buyout, and will refocus the developer towards mobile efforts (smartphones and tablets). tri-Ace was a privately held company, so it's interesting to see the ownership breakdown in the announcement:

Yoshiharu Gotanda holds 555 shares (30.8%), Masaki Norimoto holds 546 shares (30.3%), and Kenji Goshima holds 511 shares (28.4%). In the cash buy-out, they will each gets about a million bucks each, and they will each also get 18,300 shares of Nepro each (worth about 1500yen per share right now).

Seems like a pretty good deal for them. :p
But, not for us
 
#46
Man, after the Imageepoch troubles news, this makes for a really bad week.

They've been on a downward spiral for a while, but with this news coming in, it's truly the end of something special.

Hopefully S-E will revive their IPs (Valkyrie Profile, Star Ocean) since they actually own them. =/