Why the F*** hasn't Nintendo bought these guys outright?
Maybe because they don't want to be bought?
Maybe, it seems hard to believe a dev wouldn't want a budget and access to a library of franchises as Nintendo could give them. But some bands prefer to stay independant as well I guess, and hell, it all but seems old school major developers are jumping ship to go indie for creative freedom.
The truth is that they are a very small team and being free allows them to do what they want to do and take the time they need to launch the game they want.
With Nintendo, just like with every other publisher, they would have to grow or move to another country (they are from Germany) to join another team and make the games Nintendo tells them to do, with the budget Nintendo gives them and with a certain deadline to launch the game (although Nintendo seems to be more flexible than others in that matter). All those things would destroy the group.
They are fine the way they are.
Please excuse my bad English.
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