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Fans of classic video games got a boost last week, as Streets of Rage 4 developer Dotemu is bought out by Focus Home Interactive.
In a 38.5 million euros contract (with an additional 15 million euros payable based on performance), Focus Home Interactive acquired a 77.5% stake in the developer’s capital.
The most exciting part of the deal is the promise that more retro video game remakes are planned for the future.
According to Dotemu CEO Cyrille Imbert, the deal will allow the company to potentially start working on updated versions of games from the 32-bit era.
Does that mean Dotemu is planning any PlayStation, Saturn or N64 remakes?
“While continuing its activities, this new collaboration will allow Dotemu to benefit from the indisputable expertise of the Focus Home Interactive teams for the production of AA titles and thus to launch the production of future remakes or suites on licenses of first generation 3D consoles,” he said.
“While retaining the editorial and strategic independence that made its success, Dotemu will be able to give even more ambition to its projects and give itself the means to expand the range of services offered to the studios, in order to guarantee the success of their productions. on the retro label as well as on the publishing label The Arcade Crew.
“Consequently, Dotemu is ideally positioned to carry out its ambitious growth plan aimed at tripling its turnover in the medium term.
Focus Home Interactive detailed the deal in another statement, explaining that retro gaming is becoming an increasingly attractive business.
“As the video game industry continues to evolve, a significant portion of the market is turning to retro gaming.
“Today, nostalgic gamers and die-hard fans alike are embracing pre-releases from older consoles, as well as adaptations of older games and legendary titles that benefit from the convenience of today’s technology.”
As for the next releases, Dotemu is currently working on Windjammers 2 and Metal Slug Tactics.
The company is also working with Tribute Games to release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder’s Revenge.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder’s Revenge is an arcade-style beat-em-up starring Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge features groundbreaking gameplay rooted in timeless classic brawl mechanics, brought to you by beat ’em up experts Dotemu (Streets of Rage 4) and Tribute Games.
“Blast your way through beautiful pixel art environments and kill tons of hellish enemies with your favorite turtle, each with their own skills and moves – making each race unique! Pick a fighter, use sweeping combos to defeat your opponents, and experience intense battles loaded with jaw-dropping action and outrageous ninja abilities.
“Stay sharp as you take on Shredder and his loyal clan one-on-one, or grab your best friends and play with up to four players simultaneously!”
If the company continues to dust off classic beat-em-ups, we’d love to see a remake of the classic Simpsons Arcade, a sequel to Golden Ax, or maybe a brand new Final Fight game.