Platinum Games obtain Tencent funding and promise different “huge bulletins” this 12 months

Bayonetta and Nier: Automata builders Platinum Games have made a giant announcement to begin off the 12 months – they’ve acquired themselves a partnership funding from Chinese conglomerate Tencent. With this, they may begin self-publishing games. That’s not all although. The firm have much more in retailer for us within the coming months, together with an replace on upcoming game Babylon’s Fall, and in keeping with Platinum’s president and CEO, Kenichi Sato, 2020 will actually be the 12 months they arrive into their very own.

“Last year, we said that 2019 would be a year where the curtain rises for a new stage for Platinum Games. We’re a bit late on that, but I believe we’ll have several big announcements to deliver early in the new year, so please look forward to that. That’s a promise I’ll definitely keep,” he advised Inside Games (translated by Siliconera).

One of the very first bulletins they’re making is that they’ve acquired a “capital investment” from Tencent “as a basis for partnership”. With Tencent’s cash they hope to maneuver from solely game improvement into self-publishing, and Sato writes that this new partnership “has no effect on the independence of our company, and we will continue operations under our current corporate structure.”

There’s no exhausting date simply but on once we’ll hear in regards to the games Platinum nonetheless have in improvement, however we do know we’ll hear some extra data in some unspecified time in the future this summer season on Babylon’s Fall, the upcoming fantasy game from each Platinum and Square Enix.

Alice O at the least appeared fairly excited for Babylon’s Fall when they released a new trailer in December: “It’s got the lot: slow-mo, air combos, hookshot attacks, parrying a giant sword, and slaying a foe with their own weapon. All I need to see now is pert buttocks.”


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