This isn’t an early April Fool’s Joke. Koei and Tecmo’s discussions have been well received by both companies. In the next fiscal year the two companies will be under the same financial roof. The two publishers will link up to form a holding company structure which will own both companies. Koei stock will be transferred with a ratio of 1 and Tecmo stock will be transferred with a ratio of 0.9.
By switching to a holding company format both companies will reduce management costs and be more competitive in the international marketplace. Right now there are no plans to blend key properties to make Dead or Alive Warriors or Ninja Gaiden Neo Romance, but if Namco Bandai can partner with Koei to make Dynasty Warriors Gundam anything is possible.
Images courtesy of Koei / Tecmo.