Bandai Namco take minority stake in Might & Magic dev Limbic EntertainmentGerman studio will now work on two new franchises for the Japanese publisherJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefTuesday 23rd February 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleBandai Namco EntertainmentBandai Namco has acquired a minority stake in Germany-based developer Limbic Entertainment for an undisclosed sum.The studio is best known for its work on the Might & Magic series with Ubisoft, as well as 2019 strategy title Tropico 6, published by Kalypso Media.Following this deal, the company will develop two new franchises for Bandai Namco, although details on these projects have been given at this time. Related Jobs3D Artist – Mobile Studio – Midlands UK & Europe Big PlanetProducer Indie Game Studio France UK & Europe Big PlanetSenior C++ Unreal Programmer – PC and Console Studio – Austria South East Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games The news follows Bandai Namco’s acquisition of Reflector Entertainment back in September. The studio is currently working on ambitious cross-media franchise Unknown 9, which you can read about in more detail here.Bandai Namco has been talking openly about its strategy of producing more content from studios outside its home market of Japan, with both the Reflector acquisition and Limbic stake positioned as key steps towards achieving this.Last year, we spoke to vice president for content, marketing and digital Hervé Hoerdt about the publisher’s progress towards these goals.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNexon invests $874m in Bandai Namco, Konami, Sega and HasbroMore investments to come as part of $1.5 billion initiative to support “overlooked and undervalued” entertainment firmsBy James Batchelor A month agoAardman partnering with Bandai Namco on new cross-media IPPartnership follows collaboration on 11-11: Memories Retold, project will be “current and future platforms”By James Batchelor 5 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.