Game publisher Aspyr has announced that it will acquire development studio Beamdog. The news was revealed in a tweet this morning, a day after the two companies jointly announced a new game, MythForce.
“We’re excited to welcome the talented team at Beamdog to the Aspyr family!” the tweet read, providing no information about the purchase other than a link to the MythForce website.
In addition to the new IP, MythForce, Beamdog is also focusing on remastering the classic Dungeons & Dragons-related RPG. The studio previously released enhanced versions of Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights, and Exotic: Torment. Most recently, Beamdog developed an online version of the strategy board game Axis and Allies 1942.
Aspyr is also responsible for remastering and publishing the game. The developer/publisher has been bringing back Star Wars games from recent past eras such as Star Wars: Episode I – Racing, Star Wars Jedi II: Jedi Exiles, Star Wars Jedi: Jedi Academy, and the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on Switch. While most of these games are simple ports, Aspyr is working on a remake from the ground up for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, which was announced at The Game Awards last year.
MythForce, the project that brought the studios together before the acquisition, is a four-player first-person fantasy Roguelite with an art design that resembles a Saturday morning cartoon. Check out the trailer in our story from yesterday’s announcement. Mythforce will enter Early Access exclusively on the Epic Games Store on April 20.