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Sega completes buy of Rovio for $776 million

Sega Sammy has of Indignant Birds developer Rovio, formally plunking down a cool $776 million to amass the corporate. The deal was however each firms needed to bounce by way of some Sega’s hoping the acquisition will give them a stronger foothold within the cell house, regardless of the golden days of Indignant Birds fandom

Nonetheless, Rovio isn’t just the one IP. Past Indignant Birds and its many spinoff video games, the corporate is understood for the match-three puzzler Sugar Blast and the narrative thriller title Small City Murders. Okay, these aren’t precisely high-profile IPs, however Sega will get one thing past recognizable franchise titles with this buy. It will get a ready-made infrastructure for growing, publishing and promoting cell video games. This implies it may hit the bottom operating when making cell titles primarily based by itself IPs, like Sonic, Samba de Amigo, Persona, Soccer Supervisor and others. There’s additionally tons of of older video games simply ready for cell ports.

Again in April, CEO Haruki Satomi stated that “the cell gaming market has particularly excessive potential, and it has been Sega’s long-term purpose to speed up its growth on this discipline.”

Past Sega’s pre-existing franchises, the corporate will seemingly proceed with extra Indignant Birds cell video games. Regardless of dropping a few of that late 2000s luster, Indignant Birds continues to be a reasonably sizzling commodity, with associated films, TV reveals and even a Perhaps pairing up these irritated avians with a sure blue hedgehog will deliver the one-time cell smash again into the collective consciousness. Now, who’s up for flinging Knuckles right into a bunch of pigs?


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