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Embracer Group Acquires Limited Run Games, Tripwire Interactive, and More

Embracer Group Acquires IP Rights to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 18 August 2022

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Embracer Group has also acquired Tripwire Interactive, Singtrix, Tuxedo Labs, Tatsujin, and Bitwave Games, as well as the IP rights to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.



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Well the Embracer Group is doing rather well, there is still room to grow though.



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"Embraced", On bottom right it'll say embracer instead of limited run for Physical if limited run put their logo on all physical games back then? Hope this fixes preorder problems?



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trunkswd said:

Embracer Group has also acquired Tripwire Interactive, Singtrix, Tuxedo Labs, Tatsujin, and Bitwave Games, as well as the IP rights to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

The last one is weird. I though Amazon would try to get the TLotR games for their gaming division, since they are making their own version of TLotR with the Rings of Power and all. Weird than Embracer got to those first.



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Oh no.

I'm surprised that Amazon lost out on The Lord of the Rings IP to Embracer, Lol.

Insane value, Embracer has some of the best negotiators in the business, Lol.



Ryuu96 said:

Oh no.

I'm surprised that Amazon lost out on The Lord of the Rings IP to Embracer, Lol.

Insane value, Embracer has some of the best negotiators in the business, Lol.

I'm scared of Embracer didn't they buy Dark Horse comics too few months? Is Embracer allowed to make Lord of the Rings Movies now?



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If they'd make a "Gandalf movie", and it doesn't feature Ian McKellen as Gandalf, people aren't going to care though.



SegaHeart said:
Ryuu96 said:

Oh no.

I'm surprised that Amazon lost out on The Lord of the Rings IP to Embracer, Lol.

Insane value, Embracer has some of the best negotiators in the business, Lol.

I'm scared of Embracer didn't they buy Dark Horse comics too few months? Is Embracer allowed to make Lord of the Rings Movies now?

Yes.

The Tolkien Estate sold the rights to The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit a long time ago to The Saul Zaentz Company and now Embracer has those rights, so, Embracer basically owns the characters created specifically for those books and they can tell whatever stories they want for that time period using those characters.

Stories in the 2nd age remain with The Tolkien Estate, such as The Silmarillion, Amazon has a license to tell stories for the 2nd age and Embracer won't be able to touch that era without a license of their own but anything from the 3rd age is now Embracer's to do with what they like, Amazon also can't touch stuff specific to The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit without permission from Embracer nor can they tell stories in that time period.

That's my limited understanding of the matter from looking into it in the past, these rights are a bit all over the place. So these games such as Shadow of War/Mordor and that upcoming Gollum game had to gain permission from Saul Zaentz, not the Tolkien Estate, now they need to gain permission from Embracer.

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 18 August 2022

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