Nintendo Buys Studio That Ported Hogwarts Legacy, Shiver Entertainment

Nintendo buys studio

Nintendo has announced that it is buying Shiver Entertainment, the studio that ported games like Hogwarts Legacy and Mortal Kombat 1 to the console. Nintendo is buying 100% of the outstanding shares from Embracer Group.

The Miami-based Shiver will now become a wholly-owned subsidy of Nintendo.

“By welcoming Shiver’s experienced and accomplished development team, Nintendo aims to secure high-level resources for porting and developing software titles,” Nintendo said in a press release.

“Going forward, even after it becomes a part of the Nintendo group, Shiver’s focus will remain the same, continuing commissions that port and develop software for multiple platforms including Nintendo Switch.”

The purchase of Shiver is the first studio acquisition by Nintendo since it bought Luigi’s Mansion 3 developer Next Level Games in 2021.

“The Acquisition will be completed pending satisfaction of all relevant customary closing conditions,” Nintendo says. It added that the purchase will have “only a minor effect” on the company’s financial outlook for the year.

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  1. Nintendo should buy Square Enix instead besides didn’t MK1 crash on Switch

    1. Yes that would work downsize Square and let Monolith finally work on Xenogears again.

  2. Why? Are they remaking Eternal Darkness? Would rather see someone more accomplished do it. What did they do with Nintendo that led to this? The other studios actually worked with them did these guys? Is this for Metroid Prime 4? Metroid Prime 2 and 3?

  3. The MK1 port on Switch looked awful, but that seemed more due to hardware limitations than anything. Considering those games were only released on newer consoles and not for PS4/Xbone then its impressive they managed to get those games on Switch.

  4. They should buy Square Enix since Super Mario RPG remake did well make the sequel finally and bring Geno and Mallow to Smash finally!

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