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Nordisk Games acquires 30% stake in Supermassive

"There are few studios better at creating rich, narrative-driven games, built around unique stories and IPs," said Nordisk MD

Nordisk Games has acquired a minority ownership share in Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games.

Nordisk, which already owns Avalanche Studios and 40% of MercurySteam among others, will hold a 30.7% ownership in the studio. The amount of the investment has not been disclosed.

Supermassive currently employs over 200 staff and is based in Guildford, UK. It's currently working on The Dark Pictures Anthology, a collection of standalone horror games which has released two entries so far: 2019's Man of Medan and 2020's Little Hope. A third title, House of Ashes, is due to launch this year.

The studio will be the ninth games company joining Nordisk's portfolio, and the first one in the UK.

CEO of Supermassive Pete Samuels commented: "We are delighted to have Nordisk Games alongside Supermassive for what we are sure will be very exciting times ahead. [...] Our companies share a passion for delivering beautiful games with stories that emotionally engage, and we are very much looking forward to working closely with them and their colleagues at Nordisk Film and Egmont."

Mikkel Weider, Nordisk Games' managing director, added: "What impressed us about the team at Supermassive -- beyond their obvious talent and creativity -- was their openness to collaboration and their vision for building the best possible narrative games. In our opinion, there are few studios better at creating rich, narrative-driven games, built around unique stories and IPs."

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