As 2019 comes to a close the rate of acquisitions of small studios continues. Today, Embracer Group, which is the parent company of THQ Nordic and Koch Media, announced it has bought Tarsier Studios. For those unfamiliar with the name Tarsier is the company behind indie title Little Nightmares. The studio is currently working on the sequel Little Nightmares II. The Little Nightmares IP is owned by Bandai Namco and this acquisition will not change that. As of right now Tarsier Studios will be continuing to work on Little Nightmares II before moving on to other projects.
Here are some quotes from those involved including Andreas Johnsson, Tarsier Studios head, and Lars Wingefors who is CEO of Embracer Group.
Take it away, Lars:
“We at Embracer are impressed with the position and the team that Tarsier has built up during 15 years, which is evident looking at the fantastic reviews that several of the studio’s famous productions have received, and with the future ambitions of the Studio. Together with Tarsier, we want to invest in developing new projects, in the same manner they have done successfully in the past. We look forward to, together with management and all of Tarsier’s employees, embrace the quality and creativity the Studio has, and take the Studio to the next level.”
“It feels exciting to, after a 15-year long journey with Tarsier, partner up with Embracer to continue develop the potential that our Studio has. We look forward to the opportunity to continue making exceptionally great games together with Embracer Group.”
Little Nightmares II will be released at some point in 2020.