Monday, February 14, 2022
Focus Home Interactive has announced the acquisition of Leikir Studio, the French developer behind the upcoming Metal Slug Tactics. Based in Paris, Leikir comprises a team of roughly twenty, and is currently working on Metal Slug Tactics alongside SNK, with a view to releasing the game later this year.
Leikir Studio becomes the fifth studio to be acquired by Focus Home Interactive, joining The Surge and Lords of the Fallen dev Deck13, Streets of Rage 4 and TMNT: Shredder's Revenge co-developer and publisher Dotemu, Necromunda: Hired Gun maker Streum On, and Douze-Dixièmes, the indie outfit behind Shady Part of Me.
“We are happy to join the Focus Group because it is an important step for the growth of our studio. This acquisition validates our multi-production strategy and will allow us to reach new qualitative and creative heights,” said Leikir Studio President and Founder, Aurélien Loos. “This is a great recognition for the work accomplished by our teams over the past several years.”
Metal Slug Tactics is due for release sometime in 2022, although platforms have yet to be confirmed.