Nordisk Games acquires 40% ownership of MercurySteam

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Nordisk Games acquires 40% ownership of MercurySteam

COPENHAGEN/MADRID, December 22, 2020 – Today, Copenhagen-based Nordisk Games expands its portfolio of successful game studios and announces an investment in MercurySteam, the Spanish company behind such high-profile titles as “Clive Barker’s Jericho”, the “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow” trilogy, Nintendo 3DS bestseller “Metroid: Samus Returns” and self-published online free-to-play action-adventure game “Spacelords”.

Nordisk Games has with the deal acquired 40% of MercurySteam following a sizeable investment.

Founded in 2002, MercurySteam now has more than 160 employees working out of its offices in Madrid. They develop games for all major PC and console platforms using MercurySteam’s own proprietary game engine. Currently, several new titles are in the pipeline.

“We warmly welcome Nordisk Games as a new MercurySteam partner. Since the first time we met with them, we were very clear that both parties shared the same DNA, ambition and objectives and we are convinced that we are entering a new era of consolidation and growth for our studio. The saying “The best is yet to come” takes on all its meaning now,” said Enric Alvarez, CEO and co-founder of MercurySteam.

Nordisk Games is owned by entertainment company Nordisk Film, which is a part of Egmont, a leading Nordic media group. In recent years, Nordisk Games has built a high-growth portfolio of minority and majority-owned game studios that includes Avalanche Studios Group, Star Stable Entertainment and Raw Fury. MercurySteam will be the eighth addition to the portfolio and is Nordisk Games’ first investment outside of the Nordic countries.

”After meeting the founders and team at MercurySteam we immediately recognized their fantastic talent and creativity at work. The studio is undoubtedly one of the premier PC and console game developers in Europe, and we’re very proud of having the company join our portfolio. MercurySteam’s track record speaks for itself, and the games they now have in development are extremely promising and exciting,” said Martin Walfisz, Senior Partner at Nordisk Games.

About MercurySteam

Founded in 2002 in Madrid, MercurySteam is the award-winning studio behind the multi-million selling “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow” series for Konami and the critically acclaimed “Metroid: Samus Returns” for Nintendo. Their latest title is the self-published F2P, Coop, third person shooter “Spacelords”. 18 years after its founding, MercurySteam has become a solid reference in the European games development scene.

About Nordisk Games

Based in Copenhagen, Nordisk Games makes equity investments in European game development studios. Nordisk Games has built a portfolio of developers that includes Avalanche Studios Group, Star Stable Entertainment. Raw Fury, RETO MOTO, Nitro Games, Flashbulb Games and Kogama.com. Nordisk Games is owned by Nordisk Film, that also produces award-winning film and TV series, operates cinema chains in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, is behind PlayStation in the Nordics and Baltic countries and brings digital gift card solutions to the market. Nordisk Film is a part of Egmont, a leading Nordic media group.

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