Nintendo Acquires Hogwarts Legacy Port Developer Shiver Entertainment Ahead Of Switch 2 Launch

Zinger Key Points
  • Nintendo is acquiring Shiver Entertainment, known for Switch ports like "Hogwarts Legacy," from Embracer.
  • The deal bolsters Nintendo's development resources ahead of its next console reveal.

Nintendo ADR NTDOY has announced the acquisition of Shiver Entertainment, the team responsible for the Nintendo Switch ports of popular games like “Hogwarts Legacy” and “Mortal Kombat 1.”

According to a press release, Nintendo has agreed with Embracer Group Unsponsored ADR EBCRY to buy 100% of Shiver's shares, turning the Miami-based company into a wholly owned subsidiary.

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Shiver, established in 2012, has built a reputation for partnering with publishers and developers on large-scale projects.

Nintendo noted: “By welcoming Shiver's experienced and accomplished development team, Nintendo aims to secure high-level resources for porting and developing software titles.”

Even after joining Nintendo, Shiver will continue focusing on porting and developing software for multiple platforms, including the Nintendo Switch.

This move comes shortly after Nintendo announced plans to reveal its Switch successor within this fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2025. While today’s announcement doesn’t mention the new console, it hints at Nintendo’s preparations for its future lineup.

Shiver is known for porting games like “Hogwarts Legacy,” “Mortal Kombat 11,” and “Mortal Kombat 1,” along with developing “Scribblenauts Showdown.” Although ports like “Hogwarts Legacy” and “Mortal Kombat 11” were well-received, the “Mortal Kombat 1” port faced considerable criticism.

Financial terms of the deal weren’t shared, but Nintendo stated that the acquisition “will have only a minor effect on Nintendo's results for this fiscal year.”

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