Nintendo Acquires Shiver Entertainment

Nintendo has revealed that they’ve acquired American-based game developer Shiver Entertainment.

Shiver Entertainment have been responsible for porting huge third party titles to the Nintendo Switch in recent times, including Mortal Kombat 1 and Hogwarts Legacy.

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Purpose of Acquisition:

Shiver is a video game development company that develops software for multiple platforms including Nintendo Switch.

Since its establishment in 2012, Shiver has partnered with publishers and developers through commissions for large scale title developments, and recently, has worked on porting and developing software titles such as Hogwarts Legacy and Mortal Kombat 1.

Nintendo will acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Shiver and make it a wholly owned subsidiary. By welcoming Shiver’s experienced and accomplished development team, Nintendo aims to secure high-level resources for porting and developing software titles.

Going forward, even after it becomes a part of the Nintendo group, Shiver’s focus will remain the same, continuing commissions that port and develop software for multiple platforms including Nintendo Switch.

Considering Hogwarts Legacy was deemed an ‘impossible port’, it’s great to see this developer join Nintendo fully. This will likely lead to many more large-scale third party titles appearing on the Nintendo Switch and its successor!

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