NetEase acquires Suda51’s studio, Grasshopper Manufacture

NetEase Games has acquired Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio led by games design auteur Goichi “Suda51” SudaPlease see the following: maker of games and franchises like No More Heroes, Killer7, and Lollipop ChainsawIt is. On Thursday, the two companies issued a news release announcing their acquisition.

“As we all know, NetEase Games has developed many excellent games in the past, and I have long been aware of NetEase’s creative capabilities.” Suda said in a statement from the studio. “After a lot of thoughts, we’ve unanimously decided to ‘get together’ in the long term through deeper cooperation to create more good content for gamers.”

GungHo Online Entertainment purchased Grasshopper Manufacture in 2013. NetEase joins the huge internet and tech company that is located in China. It develops, operates, and maintains mobile and PC gaming apps like the Westward Journey.

“We hope to give the studio creative freedom and sufficient resource support in order to empower said studio to create even more sensational works for gamers worldwide,” NetEase said in its statement.

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