Focus Entertainment acquires Leikir Studio (Metal Slug Tactics)

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The French publisher is adding a new studio to its stock, Leikir Studio. The company is responsible for the future Metal Slug Tactics expected for 2022 or even Rogue Lords.

After a name change from Focus Home Interactive to Focus Entertainment, the publisher continues its expansion and studio takeovers galore with a new homegrown acquisition: Leikir Studio. Developers who have their quarters in Ivry-sur-Seine.

Leikir Studio welcomed with open arms into the Focus family

Here is a fifth acquisition for Focus Entertainment in less than two years, a studio that will join Deck13 Interactive (The Surge), Dotemu (TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge), Douze-Tixièmes (Shady Part of Me) and Streum On (Space Hulk: Deathwing).

“We are happy to join Groupe Focus 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 levels. It is a great recognition for the work accomplished by our teams for several years” says Aurélien Loos, president and founder of Leikir Studio.

Christophe Nobileau, president of Focus Home Interactive, added:

After Deck13, StreumOn, Dotemu and Douze-Dixièmes, it is with great pleasure that we welcome a fifth studio to the Focus Group”. says Christophe Nobileau, President of Focus Home Interactive. “We are constantly on the lookout for new talent capable of growing and supporting the ambitions of our Group, and Leikir Studio, headed by Aurélien Loos, is an acquisition of choice to achieve this objective..

In its press release, the publisher specifies that this takeover allows it to have “several new production lines with various artistic directions – stylized 3D, pixel-art or 2D”. The developers at Leikir Studio have their work cut out for them as they are currently working on Metal Slug Tactics, which is scheduled for release in 2022 on PC and Nintendo Switch.

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