Nintendo Acquires Shiver Entertainment, The Studio Behind Porting MK1 And Hogwarts Legacy

Are there more ports in store for Switch? Maybe Nintendo acquired Shiver Entertainment to get the lineup ready possibly for Switch 2.

Today Nintendo announced its acquisition of the Shiver Entertainment Studio from Embracer Group. This is big news for Nintendo fans as they are the developers behind popular ports for Switch like Mortal Kombat 1 and Hogwarts Legacy. Unlike Xbox and Sony, Nintendo is famous more for its first-party games and often does its own separate thing when it comes to gaming. As such this news comes as a big surprise especially considering the recent shutting down of 4 studios by Microsoft after acquiring them and Sony buying Bungie. Many are wondering if this was the right thing to do.

Why did Nintendo Acquire Shiver Entertainment?

Nintendo Acquires Shiver The Studio Behind Porting Hogwarts Legacy
Image Credits: Nintendo of America on YouTube. Shiver Entertainment gets acquired by Nintendo from Embracer group.

As per the Notice of Acquisition, their goal is to “secure high-level resources for porting and developing software titles.” The big thing to take into account is this shouldn’t impact them in any major way the notice said “Going forward, even after it becomes a part of the Nintendo group, Shiver’s focus will remain the same, continuing commissions that port and develop software for multiple platforms including Nintendo Switch.

Getting Shiver Entertainment works very well for Nintendo, especially since they did an exceptional job of porting Mortal Kombat 1 for the Switch. When you also consider the fact that it isn’t available for PS4 or Xbox One. Some of their other ports include Mortal Kombat 11, Hogwarts Legacy, Scribblenauts Mega Pack, and Scribblenauts Showdown.

As for the fans’ reaction, a good speculation by many is that Nintendo will use the Studio to bring more ports to the Switch 2. This would make sense because Nintendo is going to announce the current console’s successor within this Fiscal year. So while Switch hasn’t received the Wind Waker remake yet, maybe it will be released for the Switch 2. Not to mention we are still waiting for Metroid Prime 4.

Speaking of ports and new games, you should also check out Project Banquet. This is a game in development which could be a new Mario Party or Kirby game. Additionally, if you want to know more about what is going on in the gaming world, you can check out our News section!