Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe today announced the acquisition of a minority stake in the German developer Limbic Entertainment with effect from December 30, 2020. This news follows the acquisition of Reflector Entertainment in September 2020. “ The studio, which employs more than 80 people, will leverage its experience working on titles such as Tropico 6, Memories of Mars and the Heroes of Might & Branded. Magic raised to develop two new franchises for BNEE, “it says.
In addition, Aurore Briere has been appointed Deputy COO of Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe from January 1, 2021. In her new role, she will lead all back office functions such as finance, HR, operations, IT and legal, and focus on studio and business integration. She will report directly to Arnaud Muller, COO of Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe.
“From the moment we first met the BNEE team, it was a natural fit. This collaboration gives us the support, skills and resources to develop and grow our studio,” says Stephan Winter, CEO of Limbic Entertainment. “We look forward to the next chapter of Limbic Entertainment and couldn’t be more excited to share the journey with BNEE as we work together on two fantastic new projects.”
The y will be working on two new franchises, “said Arnaud Muller, chief operating officer, Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe. “Limbic Entertainment fits in perfectly with the strategy we set out for Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe a few years ago and enables us to further increase the output of new IPs from studios belonging to BNEE.”