Embracer Group Embraces IPs, Halo Infinite Is More Infinite, and Sonic Is Fast
Embracer Group Takes in Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, and More
Development studios Eido-Montreal, Crystal Dynamics, and Square Enix Montreal will be acquired by Embracer Group, who has entered an agreement to acquire the studios as well as multiple IPs such as Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Legacy of Kain, and many more from the Square Enix catalogue.
The acquisition also includes over 1,100 employees in eight locations, with the total purchase price reaching 300 million USD. This agreement is expected to close later this year.
“We are thrilled to welcome these studios into the Embracer Group. We recognise the fantastic IP, world class creative talent, and track record of excellence that have been demonstrated time and again over the past decades. It has been a great pleasure meeting the leadership teams and discussing future plans for how they can realise their ambitions and become a great part of Embracer,” says Lars Wingefors, Co-founder of Embracer Group.
Alleged Pokemon Thieves Killed
Police officers in Florida, USA opened fire on four suspects who were believed to have stolen Pokemon cards, as well as some pizza. After multiple units converged on a Target in Florida in response to an Audi with obscured registration tags, they spotted two teenagers who were immediately deemed ‘suspicious’ due to wearing hoodies and face masks. A security officer in Target had alleged that the teenagers had stolen some Pokemon cards and a pizza, confirmed via security footage.
Police attempted a takedown and then opened fire on the teenagers, injuring two and fatally wounding another, with a fourth suspect detained. None of the teenagers were carrying any weapons.
County Sheriff Marcos Lopez has defended the actions of the officers involved after facing backlash for the over-the-top response.
Halo Infinite Had A Massive Update
Halo Infinite’s second season is here, and it is a big one! With new maps, modes, and cosmetic items, the detailed patch notes needed a six-chapter table of contents.
Some of the new content includes a King of the Hill, Attrition, and a battle royale inspired Last Spartan Standing game mode.
Updates have also been made to some of the movement abilities, affecting what players call ‘skill jumps’, which utilised movement tricks to pull off some very hectic tricks around the various maps. The left shoulder pad of the Jorge-052 armour kit now also shows the correct texture, for the more observant fans out there.
Sonic Prime Teaser Trailer Is Here
Netflix released a trailer montage showing off some of the kid-friendly animated shows that will be joining the roster. Right at the end we got to have a glimpse at everyone’s favourite blue hedgehog, also giving fans a listen to voice actor Deven Mack’s performance.
And now for some upcoming games!
- Best Month Ever (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch)
- Trek to Yomi (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO)
- Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters (PC)
- Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit (PC)
- Songs of Conquest (PC)
- This War of Mine: Final Cut (PS5, XSX)
- Brigandine (PC)
- Source of Madness (PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch)
- Achilles: Legends Untold (PC)
- Cantata (PC)
- The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story (PC, PS5, PS4, Switch)
- Flippin Kaktus (PC)