American comics firm Darkish Horse was not too long ago acquired by the Embracer Group, in line with a press release by the conglomerate. Darkish Horse has printed such classics as Hellboy, 300, and The Umbrella Academy, and its catalog has a big variety of tie-in comics and merchandise for videogames like The Witcher, Dragon Age, and Apex Legends.
Bloomberg reported earlier this month on Darkish Horse weighing its choices for potential patrons, with rumors pointing to Netflix, Disney, and Viacom as choices. Of the assorted potential patrons, Embracer appears much less more likely to exert vital editorial or inventive management of the writer. Up to now, the Embracer Group has operated with a comparatively hands-off strategy for acquisitions like Gearbox, Saber Interactive, and Espresso Stain Studios (the creators of Goat Simulator and Passable).
Darkish Horse will almost definitely stay a go-to writer for videogame franchises exterior the Embracer umbrella, however we are able to in all probability count on extra substantial collaboration between them and holding company-mate Gearbox sooner or later. Darkish Horse was already slated to release comics for the upcoming Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands spinoff of Gearbox’s Borderlands collection effectively earlier than this acquisition was even on the desk.