Danish entertainment company Nordisk has acquired a 30.7% stake in The Dark Pictures and Until Dawn studio Supermassive Games.
Copenhagen, Denmark-based Nordisk Games now holds investments in multiple European games companies including full ownership of Just Cause and Mad Max developer Avalanche Studios, and part-ownership of Call of the Sea publisher Raw Fury and Metroid: Samus Returns studio MercurySteam.
Supermassive Games will be the ninth addition to the portfolio and is Nordisk Games’ first investment in the UK.
“We are delighted to have Nordisk Games alongside Supermassive for what we are sure will be very exciting times ahead,” said Supermassive CEO Pete Samuels in a prepared statement.
“From the moment Joe and I met with Martin (Walfisz) and Mikkel (Weider), we were convinced that Nordisk would be great partners for us, and we feel privileged to welcome Nordisk Games’ expertise to our Board.
“Our companies share a passion for delivering beautiful games with stories that emotionally engage, and we are very much looking forward to working closely with them and their colleagues at Nordisk Film and Egmont.”
Nordisk Games MD Mikkel Weider added: ”What impressed us about the team at Supermassive – beyond their obvious talent and creativity – was their openness to collaboration and their vision for building the best possible narrative games.
“In our opinion, there are few studios better at creating rich, narrative-driven games, built around unique stories and IPs. It’s a great opportunity for us, and we can’t wait to work alongside Pete, Joe, and the whole Supermassive team as they develop more incredible games in their unique style.”