Grasshopper Manufacture, makers of games like Lollipop Chainsaw and No More Heroes, has been acquired by GungHo Online Entertainment. In a short press release, GungHo says the combination of Grasshopper Manufacture’s planning and development power aggregated with GungHo’s forte in online games and management will allow them to produce high quality content.
Who is GungHo Online Entertainment? They own Ragnarok Online, made Hero’s Saga Laevatein Tactics, and Puzzle & Dragons. GungHo also acquired Grandia developer Game Arts and Akiba’s Trip maker Acquire. GungHo also opened an American division last year, GungHo Online Entertainment America. Their Western branch published Dokuro and will release Ragnarok Odyssey in Europe.