Today, we finally see TECMO and KOEI officially merged across the Pond, forming TECMO KOEI Europe or TKE.
News of their merger first came up late last year, and the two companies originally planned for the process to be completed some time this spring; in April, the two companies did indeed form TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS. Now it's summer, and we're hearing about their holy union in Europe as well.
The first game to be released under TKE will be Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, which we've already heard some interesting news for earlier today. Something about the violence being toned down.
"Featuring new characters, game play, and developed by the award-winning Team NINJA, NINJA GAIDEN Σ 2 is the perfect vehicle with which to launch the new company," commented Will Curley, VP of Sales and Marketing.
"This is a momentous occasion for both KOEI and TECMO. With some great quality titles coming from both sides, such as UNDEAD KNIGHTS and QUANTUM THEORY from TECMO, and Warriors: Legends of Troy and TRINITY: Souls of Zill O’ll from KOEI, TKE will quickly become one of the major players in the video games industry."