“Following Deck13, StreumOn, Dotemu, and Douze-Dixièmes, it is with great pleasure that we welcome a fifth studio to the Focus Group,” said Focus Entertainment president Christophe Nobileau in a press release. “We are constantly looking for new talents capable of growing and supporting the ambitions of our Group, and Leikir Studio, headed by Aurelien Loos, is a choice acquisition to achieve this objective.”
Leikir Studio founder and president Aurelien Loos added, “We are happy to join the Focus Group because it is an important step for the growth of our studio. This acquisition validates our multi-production strategy and will allow us to reach new qualitative and creative heights. This is a great recognition for the work accomplished by our teams over the past several years.”
Here are some more details, via Focus Entertainment:
With the acquisition of Leikir Studio, Focus has several new production lines with various art directions—stylized 3D, pixel-art and 2D. After having developed several PC and console titles acclaimed by the press and players, Leikir Studio is currently working on the game Metal Slug Tactics. Due to release in 2022, the game is a highly promising and anticipated title, based on the legendary license from Japanese publisher SNK. As a partner of Leikir Studio and subsidiary of the Focus Group, Dotemu will be responsible for publishing the game. In addition to its ability to produce quality titles with unique gameplay, Leikir Studio also has significant technical know-how, something its founding president Aurelien Loos has aimed to nurture from the beginning.