Embracer Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Dark Horse Media, LLC, becoming the tenth operative group of the video game developer.
What this means for Dark Horse Comics is unclear at this point, but the over 300 intellectual properties that Dark Horse owns proved to be very attractive to Embracer, who will no doubt use their catalogue to produce new video games, television series, and films.
Dark Horse founder and CEO Mike Richardson will continue to lead the company, along with existing management. Richardson is excited about the deal, and says that he “…can’t express the excitement I feel as Dark Horse moves into this new chapter in our history. The synergies that exist with the Embracer network of companies promises exciting new opportunities not only for Dark Horse, but also for the creators and companies we work with. I’ve had a number of compelling conversations with Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors and I’m very impressed with him and what he and his team have built. I have to say, the future for our company has never looked brighter.”
The Embracer Group is known for many popular video game titles such as: Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Dead Island, Darksiders, Metro, MX vs ATV, Kingdoms of Amalur, TimeSplitters, Satisfactory, Wreckfest, Insurgency, and World War Z.
Stay tuned to Conskipper for further updates on this major acquisition and how it may impact the day-to-day comics distribution, talent relations, and sales.