Tencent acquires Soleil, famous for Ninja and Travis again: the hero is no longer

Bloomberg reported today that Chinese game company Tencent has quietly acquired Japanese developer Soleil. Soleil is known for the Nintendo Switch game Ninjala and helped create Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. This move is part of a talent acquisition to strengthen Tencent’s game studio. The Chinese company has acquired up to 90% of Soleil at a cost of more than 5 billion yen ($44 million). As Bloomberg pointed out, Tencent rarely takes over entire studios, so this is the first time for a company that usually invests in small amounts.