D3 Go! has been acquired by 505 Games’ parent company, Digital Bros, according to a press release shared by the mobile games publisher last week that can confirm it is no longer a part of D3 Publisher Inc., a Japanese developer and publisher owned by Bandai Namco Holdings. The acquisition gives Digital Bros and 505 Games exclusive ownership of D3 Go!’s catalog, including critically acclaimed titles such as Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns and the popular superhero match-three game, Marvel Puzzle Quest, which initially released for iOS and Android platforms in 2013 but continues to receive regular updates, with the latest coming in the form of Mighty Thor, adding to the game’s already extensive, 265-character roster. 505 Games is best known for being the publisher behind Remedy Entertainment’s Control and the PC port of Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding.
“D3 Go! has done a brilliant job bringing some of the biggest Puzzle Quest titles to market, and it was a natural fit for us to welcome them into the 505 Games family, building on our library of owned IP,” said Clive Robert, Head of Free-to-Play at 505 Games. “This acquisition marks the second for us in only two years as we continue our dedication to growing the F2P business unit and bringing to gamers the best there is to offer – from original games, to powerhouse licenses, and beyond.”
The inherited titles from D3 Go! will continue to operate and be supported with new content under 505 Games, with additional investments in the near future. The publishing team of 8 will be joining the 505 Games US office in Calabasas, California.
D3 Go! will be the company’s eighth acquisition to date and the latest to build on quality in-house talent. Other studios include Infinity Plus 2, DR Studios located in the United Kingdom and Kunos Simulazioni in Italy. The 505 Games F2P portfolio has several projects currently in development, leveraging the expertise of each studio across various genres and multiple platforms.
Source: D3 Go!