Focus Interactive Home announcement its acquisition of 77.5% of the capital of Dotemu, French developer and publisher of games such as the excellent Streets of Rage 4 and the next one Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, for 38.5 million euros (approximately 45.5 million dollars).
“We are delighted to welcome talents such as [Dotemu CEO] Cyrille Imbert and his team, who have succeeded in making games attractive and giving them new life to millions of players around the world, ”said Christophe Nobileau, CEO of Focus Home Interactive. as publisher and developer. Dotemu has published and developed sequels and remakes of classic games and series such as Metal slug, Garou, Shock Troopers, and Wonder boy. His label The Arcade Crew publishes interesting indies with a slight retro touch, like a tower defense game. The last spell or the next Young Souls.
“This new collaboration will allow Dotemu to benefit from the indisputable expertise of the Focus Home Interactive teams for the production of AA titles and thus to launch the production of future suites or remakes on licenses of first generation 3D consoles”, specifies Imbert. . In short, Dotemu will continue to do what it does best: continue the legacy of popular console games from the late 90s and early 2000s and bring them to PC while they’re at it.