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Nintendo Acquires Hogwarts Legacy and Mortal Kombat 1 Switch Ports Studio

Nintendo has acquired Shiver Entertainment, the studio behind the Switch ports for Hogwarts Legacy and Mortal Kombat 1, from Embracer Group. New information provided by Nintendo yesterday revealed that the company is in talks with Embracer to acquire 100% of Shiver Entertainment’s outstanding shares and make it a fully-owned subsidiary under the Japanese publisher.

Shiver Entertainment was formed in 2012 and since then has worked on multiple Switch ports over the years including last year’s Hogwarts Legacy and Mortal Kombat 1 Switch versions. The purchase of Shiver marks Nintendo’s first acquisition since it bought Next Level Games in 2021. Before that, the company’s last acquisition was in 2007 when it bought Xenoblade developer Monolith Soft.

Nintendo released a statement on the matter, saying:

“By welcoming Shiver’s experienced and accomplished development team, Nintendo aims to secure high-level resources for porting and developing software titles. Going forward, even after it becomes a part of the Nintendo group, Shiver’s focuswill remain the same, continuing commissions that port and develop software for multiple platforms including Nintendo Switch.”

As you might know, the Switch ports for both Hogwarts Legacy and Mortal Kombat 1 weren’t exactly well-received. In Hogwarts Legacy‘s case, the port severely limited the open world nature of the game as players were greeted with long loading screens before entering almost any area.

Mortal Kombat 1‘s Switch port was a disaster, to say the least. The Switch version was plagued with a plethora of bugs, missing textures, long loading times and shoddy visuals. Updates have been released since then to mitigate most of the damage and as far as we know, it’s in a decently playable state today.

In other news, Nintendo recently announced that it will reveal its next-gen console and successor to the Switch before March 2025. A Direct was also confirmed to take place this June, though Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa stated that the new hardware will not be revealed at the event.

Source: Video Games Chronicle

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