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Nordisk Games Acquires Part Ownership of MercurySteam

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2020 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

Copenhagen-based Nordisk Games has with the deal acquired 40% of MercurySteam following a sizeable investment.

Nordisk Games expands its portfolio of successful game studios and announces an investment in MercurySteam, the Spanish company behind such high-profile titles as “Clive Barker’s Jericho”, the “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow” trilogy, Nintendo 3DS bestseller “Metroid: Samus Returns” and self-published online free-to-play action-adventure game “Spacelords”.

Founded in 2002, MercurySteam now has more than 160 employees working out of its offices in Madrid. They develop games for all major PC and console platforms using MercurySteam’s own proprietary game engine. Currently, several new titles are in the pipeline.

“We warmly welcome Nordisk Games as a new MercurySteam partner. Since the first time we met with them, we were very clear that both parties shared the same DNA, ambition and objectives and we are convinced that we are entering a new era of consolidation and growth for our studio. The saying “The best is yet to come” takes on all its meaning now,” said Enric Alvarez, CEO and co-founder of MercurySteam.

Nordisk Games is owned by entertainment company Nordisk Film, which is a part of Egmont, a leading Nordic media group. In recent years, Nordisk Games has built a high-growth portfolio of minority and majority-owned game studios that includes Avalanche Studios Group, Star Stable Entertainment and Raw Fury. MercurySteam will be the eighth addition to the portfolio and is Nordisk Games’ first investment outside of the Nordic countries.

”After meeting the founders and team at MercurySteam we immediately recognized their fantastic talent and creativity at work. The studio is undoubtedly one of the premier PC and console game developers in Europe, and we’re very proud of having the company join our portfolio. MercurySteam’s track record speaks for itself, and the games they now have in development are extremely promising and exciting,” said Martin Walfisz, Senior Partner at Nordisk Games.

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