Japanese publisher Bandai Namco has acquired Canadian developer Reflector Entertainment for an undisclosed sum.
The deal also includes the studio’s subsidiary Reflector Interactive Productions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year.
When it does, co-founder Alexandre Amancio will become Reflector’s chief creative officer and operate alongside Bandai Namco’s vice president for content, marketing and digital Hervé Hoerdt.
Reflector and its 120 employees are currently working on a new franchise, Unknown 9, which has been designed as a cross-media property.
The series has already produced comic books, podcasts and the first novel in a trilogy, with the studio also working on a video games, Unknown 9: Awakening.
The game debuted at Gamescom last night and won the show’s award for Best Announcement.
The acquisition is part of…