Focus Home Interactive today announced the acquisition of video game developer Leikir Studio. Based in Paris and made up of around twenty passionate creators, Leikir Studio thus becomes the 5th development studio to join Focus alongside Deck13, Dotemu, Douze-Dixièmes and Streum On.
With the acquisition of Leikir Studio, Focus has several new production lines with different artistic directions – stylized 3D, pixel-art and 2D. After having developed several PC and console titles acclaimed by the press and gamers, LEIKIR STUDIO is currently working on the game Metal Slug Tactics. Scheduled for release in 2022, the game is a very promising and anticipated title, based on the legendary license from Japanese publisher SNK. As a partner of Leikir Studio and a subsidiary of Focus Group, Dotemu will handle the game’s publishing. In addition to its ability to produce quality titles with unique gameplay, Leikir Studio also has technical know-how important, which its founding president Aurélien Loos has sought to cultivate from the start.
“We are happy to join the Focus Group as 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. It is a great recognition for the work accomplished by our teams for several years” declares Aurélien Loos, President and founder of Leikir Studio.
“After Deck13, StreumOn, Dotemu and Douze-Dixièmes, it is with great pleasure that we welcome a fifth studio within the Focus Group”, declares Christophe Nobileau, President of Focus Home Interactive. “We are constantly looking for new talent capable of growing and supporting the ambitions of our Group, and Leikir Studio, managed by Aurélien Loos, is an acquisition of choice to achieve this objective.