N3twork acquires Funko Pop! Blitz

The game, along with several key developers, picked up from defunct NBCUniversal gaming arm

Mobile developer and publishing company N3twork has announced it has acquired the rights to mobile title Funko Pop! Blitz from Universal Games and Digital Platforms.

Universal Games and Digital Platforms is the restructured gaming arm of NBCUniversal, which earlier this year announced it would no longer be developing and publishing its own titles. This acquisition appears to be in line with an ongoing transition period mentioned as part of the restructuring, and Universal Games and Digital Platforms will continue to be involved with several of its former properties to manage the IP.

Together with Funko, it will collaborate with N3twork on ongoing development of Funko Pop! Blitz. Several key developers from the Universal Games and Digital Platforms team will move to the N3twork LA studio to continue work on the game.

"We have been impressed with N3twork's leadership and publishing capabilities and feel they are the perfect partner to unlock the full potential of Funko Pop! Blitz," said Jim Molinets, SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. "Our commitment to the game remains strong and we look forward to continue driving its success with fresh and exciting IP and events from our most iconic entertainment franchises."

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