Square Enix Montréal has rebranded as Studio Onoma
The studio was one several acquired by Embracer Group in May
The studio formerly known as Square Enix Montréal has rebranded as Studio Onoma.
The rebranding follows the studio’s acquisition in May by Swedish company Embracer Group.
Square Enix Montreal was founded in 2011 with the goal of developing premium games before switching its focus to free-to-play games in 2013.
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It is the developer behind mobile games Hitman Go, Hitman Sniper, Lara Croft Go, Deus Ex Go, Hitman Sniper: The Shadows and Tomb Raider Reloaded, some of which were also released for PC and consoles.
Onoma is the Greek word for ‘name’ and “names offer endless possibilities”, the studio said on its website.
It added: “Our strength has always been our ability to evolve and adapt to trends and market changes. Our rebrand as Studio Onoma is one more transformation that we are excited to take on.
“Our new brand identity will serve as an umbrella to multiple products, programs, and initiatives, each with distinct personalities.
“We have built the Onoma brand to be flexible to see us into the future, connect with multiple audiences, and not hinder us from expanding with the market.”
A trademark application for ‘Studio Onoma’ filed in August led to speculation that it could be the name of a new western studio from Japanese Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix.
Embracer announced in May that it had agreed to acquire a large part of Square Enix‘s western development arm for $300 million, including Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, Square Enix Montréal, and a catalogue of IPs including Tomb Raider, Deus Ex and Thief.