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Tecmo Koei to acquire Atelier developer Gust

Independent RPG maker joins Dynasty Warriors publisher

Japanese publisher Tecmo Koei has announced its intention to acquire Gust, the developer responsible for the Atelier franchise.

The company intends to buy all shares of Gust stock from current shareholder Keiken Holdings for ¥2.2 billion, according to Andriasang.

The independent developer will now become a wholly owned subsidiary of the publisher best known for the Dynasty Warriors series. Tecmo Koei has previously acted at distributor for Gust's Atelier games.

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