Starbreeze Studios has sold all rights of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons to publisher 505 Games in a proposed $500,000 purchase.
Ian Howe, president of the game’s new owner, expressed delight over the acquisition and said that the purchase “reflects” the studio’s desire to own and control its own IP.
“Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a remarkable game, one of the most affecting games of the last generation and one of which 505 Games has been very proud to be associated,” Howe said in a press release. “This acquisition reflects 505 Games’ stated strategy of owning and controlling its own IP, and, moreover, IP that can contribute something meaningful to the world of interactive entertainment.”
According to Starbreeze Studios, CEO Bo Andersson Klint, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons has sold more than 800,000 copies since its release in fall 2013 on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The studio is confident that the game will be “best nurtured” under 505 Games and that it will continue to make heads turn through its great storytelling.
The transaction includes both the full entitlement to the game as well as related trademarks and domain names.
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a story-driven puzzle-platformer adventure game which sees two brothers embark on a journey to help save their ill father.
Source Starbreeze Studios