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Atlus to be merged into parent company Index Holdings

Index Holdings, the parent company of 3D Dot Game Heroes publisher and Shin Megami Tensei developer Atlus, has announced its intent to completely absorb Atlus to better manage the company's resources. The dissolution is expected to take place on October 1, provided Atlus, Index Holdings and...

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Tecmo Koei Europe officially formed

At long last, the fruits of the Koei-Tecmo merger have entered the world -- the conjoined companies lifted the veil off of Tecmo Koei Europe, or TKE, as they've chosen to truncate it. Looks like we'll have to stop associating that acronym with beer pong tournaments and terrifying hazing rituals....

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Mark Jacobs' departure leaves Mythic employees 'shocked'

Continuing its coverage of the Mythic / BioWare merger announced earlier today, Massively reports that Mythic employees were taken aback by the departure of studio head Mark Jacobs. An anonymous Mythic employee told Massively, "I can't even fathom Mark leaving a company he loved so much, it was...

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Koei-Tecmo focusing on the West, not Japan

Swine Flu may be keeping Koei-Tecmo (well, really just the Koei side) from heading to E3 next month, but it won't keep the company away from North America forever. In fact, Koei-Tecmo plans to have a stronger presence in the West, shifting its focus onto more original, Western-aimed IP. "Our...

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Koei and Tecmo's merger commemorated with new logo

Say goodbye to one more classic Japanese game company logo. The newly merged Koei-Tecmo holding company revealed its logo, which features a K and T inside circular outlines. We say "one more classic logo" and not "two," because the Koei logo we most strongly associated with the brand was replaced in...

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Shareholders approve Koei/Tecmo merger

The last of Tecmo's investors finally caved, giving the company's $207 million merger with Koei the green light. At the end of it all, Tecmo shareholders will come away with 0.9 shares in the merged company for every Tecmo share in their portfolios, while Koei stakeholders will net a one-to-one...

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Evolution and Sony Liverpool studios merging, combining resources

From the "Did you know?" department comes an interesting tidbit regarding Sony's internal development studios -- specifically, the two behind last year's Wipeout HD (Liverpool Studio) and Motorstorm: Pacific Rift (Evolution Studios). According to veep of Worldwide Studios Europe, Michael Denny, it...

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Tecmo-Koei merger faces opposition from investor

Though the planned merger between Koei and Tecmo was recently finalized, one of Tecmo's largest investors, Effissimo Capital Management Pte, has expressed some concern over the benefits shareholders might expect to gain in the aftermath. "We have not had sufficient information from the company to...

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Wii Warm Up: Tecmoei

It looks like Tecmo and Koei are going to be BFF (and also Tecmo needs a bunch of money). Both companies will probably keep their normal franchises as they are -- Koei's unlikely to make any changes to the streamlined, probably automated Dynasty Warriors production process, and Tecmo will keep...

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Square Enix takeover denied, Tecmo goes with Koei

It looks like the proposed takeover by Square Enix didn't take, as Tecmo has revealed they'll be merging with Koei. It turns out that this choice provides Tecmo with "a greater chance of boosting corporate value," whch basically means that merging with Koei wouldn't have the company swallowed...

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