Both companies were already partners in the publishing of the upcoming The Lord of the Rings: Gollum.
The acquisition will enable Nacon to acquire several intellectual properties from Daedalic Entertainment, as well as benefit from its publishing and game development expertise.
Daedalic Entertainment founder and CEO Carsten Fichtelmann, and COO Stephan Harms will continue to run the company, and Nacon will support future projects from Daedalic Entertainment through its sales, publishing, and marketing teams.
Daedalic Entertainment was founded in 2007 in Hamburg, Germany, and has since developed and published over 90 games. It is known for the Deopnia series, Shadow Tactics, Blackguards, The Whispered World, and many more.
“We knew, through our current collaboration on Gollum, that Nacon and Daedalic share the same values and the same objectives to deliver unique experiences to gamers,” said Nacon chairman and CEO Alain Falc in a press release. “Therefore, it seemed logical to go further together and we’re extremely happy of this acquisition. It represents a significant step in Nacon’s strategy.”
Daedalic Entertainment founder and CEO Carsten Fichtelmann added, “After eventful years in which we always came out on top, I feel proud looking back at the past 15 years and the development of the company. Daedalic Entertainment has established itself as a publisher and developer of exceptional games across various genres and on all relevant platforms and has cemented that position globally. Together with Nacon, we are now taking the next step to further develop our catalogue of games created by our own team as well as many incredible indie studios. We are looking back at a trusting and cooperative collaboration on The Lord of the Rings: Gollum and forward to an even brighter future together.”