Focus Home Interactive announced its acquisition of 77.5% of the share capital of Dotemu, the French developer and publisher behind games such as the excellent Streets of Rage 4 and the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder & # 39; s Revenge, for 38.5 million euros (approximately 45.5 million dollars).
"We are delighted to welcome the talents of the Focus Home group, such as (CEO of Dotemu) Cyrille Imbert and his team, who have made the games attractive and give new life to millions of players around the world. said Christophe, CEO of Focus Home Interactive. Diu Nobileau. With this statement, he refers to Dotemu's approach to retro games, both as a publisher and a developer. Dotemu published and developed sequels and remakes of classic games and series such as Metal Slug, Garou, Shock Troopers i Wonder Boy. His label The Arcade Crew publishes interesting indies with a slight retro touch, such as the tower defense game The last spell or the upcoming Young Souls.
“This new collaboration will allow Dotemu to benefit from the undeniable experience of Focus Home Interactive teams for the production of AA titles and, therefore, launch the production of future sequels or remakes on first-generation 3D console licenses says Imbert. In short, Dotemu will continue to do what they know best: continue to read the popular console games of the late 90s and early 2000s and bring them to PC while they are there.