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Focus Home Interactive Acquires Streets Of Rage 4 Developer Dotemu

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Dotemu, the French co-developer and publisher of Streets of Rage 4 is being acquired by Focus Home Interactive, publisher of games such as A Plague Tale: InnocenceThe Council and Hood: Outlaws & Legends.

In a statement released by Focus Home Interactive, the French publisher said it was acquiring 77.5% of the share capital of Dotemu, “a world leader in retro gaming”, for €38.5 million.

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On the acquisition, Focus Home Interactive CEO Christophe Nobileau said that “The arrival of Dotemu marks a key step in the acceleration of the Group’s growth and in the diversification of its expertise. By enriching our editorial line, we are opening up a new revenue stream and new market shares to conquer in a fast-growing sector.”

Dotemu has made a name for itself in recent years by bringing older series and titles back to life, such as the aforementioned Streets of Rage 4 (which I gave a big juicy 10 in my review). The studio is currently working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge alongside developer Tribute Games, as well as Metal Slug Tactics alongside developer Lekir Studio.

Written By Zach Jackson

Despite a childhood playing survival horrors, point and clicks and beat ’em ups, these days Zach tries to convince people that Homefront: The Revolution is a good game while pining for a sequel to The Order: 1886 and a live-action Treasure Planet film. Carlton, Burnley FC & SJ Sharks fan. Get around him on Twitter @tightinthejorts


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