Kadokawa To Use Internal Devs To Make Games On Anime And Light Novels
Kadokawa has decided to use its internal development studios to work on console games based on its anime and light novel IPs. This includes console game adaptation for original works that can suitably be translated into video games.
The company has decided to utilize game adaptation resources from within its internal development studios to create the next big game IP based on original works in the anime and light novel mediums. Some of the prominent game studios owned by Kadokawa are From Soft, Spike Chunsoft, and Gotcha Gotcha Games. From Soft recently released arguably the year’s biggest hit in Elden Ring. The game has now sold over 13 Million copies worldwide, and continues to be among the top trending games of the year 2022.
Elden Ring is a FromSoftware-developed action role-playing game released by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Hidetaka Miyazaki directed the game, which was created in partnership with fantasy author George R. R. Martin, who developed the lore and did the worldbuilding. On February 25, 2022, it was released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Elden Ring is a third-person action RPG that allows players to freely traverse its dynamic open world. Combat with various weapons and magic spells, horseback riding, summoning, and crafting are all part of the experience. Elden Ring was praised for its open world gameplay, fantasy setting, and advancement of the Souls concept, among other things.
FromSoftware, Inc., a subsidiary of Kadokawa Corporation, is a Japanese video game development firm formed in November 1986. The Armored Core and Souls series, as well as the connected titles Bloodborne, Sekiro, and Elden Ring, are the company’s most well-known works. It wasn’t until 1994 that they launched their first video game, King’s Field, as a PlayStation launch title. Although a 1995 sequel carrying the same name and known in Japan as King’s Field II was subsequently published in North America, the game was never distributed in the region.