CREST Acquires Utawarerumono Studio Aquaplus

    Aquaplus helps expand CREST's game business.

    Japanese conglomerate CREST announced the acquisition of Utawarerumono series developer Aquaplus and subsidiary F.I.X Records. CREST aims to expand its gaming business with studios like Aquaplus bolstering its offerings.

    The full announcement may be read below via Gematsu:

    CREST, with our vision to “create content the world will enjoy,” is a one-stop business that plans and produces various content such as animation, video games, music, concerts and performances, and products, as well as events, commercialization, and sales. We also are carrying out a 360-degree expansion initiative globally to maximize the value of our intellectual property.

    CREST acquires Aquaplus

    Aquaplus—which will become a subsidiary of CREST—plans, develops, and sells video game software, as well as master recordings of audio and visual content, and possesses multiple intellectual properties that have been deployed across various mediums, such as the Utawarerumono series. At CREST, we also possess our own video game intellectual property development capabilities, such as planning and production, character design, scenario, and music, and are developing across a variety of genres including novel, adventure, RPG, fighting, and smartphone games.

    By acquiring Aquaplus, which possesses a wealth of intellectual property and excels at planning and production, CREST aims to expand its video game business and the 360-degree global expansion of its intellectual property.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email:

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