Pokemon Dev Game Freak Acquires Mobile Studio Koa Games

Game Freak, the developer behind Nintendo’s incredibly popular Pokémon franchise, has purchased Japanese mobile studio Koa Games.

The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki shared the news in a post on
Twitter:

Interesting: Game Freak, developer of Pokemon, bought Koa Games, a smartphone game developer, govt.

gazette says: https://t.co/eTVSTPgG0J
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj)
October 27, 2015

In addition to last year’s Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Game Freak also developed the 3DS eShop title HarmoKnight, as well as this year’s Tembo the Badass Elephant, which was released back in July for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
While a Pokemon title for mobile is in development, Game Freak isn’t involved in the project. Instead The Pokemon Company and Nintendo are working with developer Niantic for the upcoming mobile MMO, Pokemon GO.

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