Shiver Entertainment

Nintendo Acquires Shiver Entertainment From Embracer Group

In a press release from Nintendo, we learned that the Japanese publisher is in talks with Embracer Group to acquire Shiver Entertainment.

For those unfamiliar with Shiver Entertainment, the studio is known for porting several high-profile titles like Hogwarts Legacy, Mortal Kombat 1, and Scribblenauts to the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo intends to purchase 100 percent of the Miami-based studio founded in 2012 by veterans from EA and WB.

The deal would make Shiver Entertainment a wholly-owned subsidiary.

“By welcoming Shiver’s experienced and accomplished development team, Nintendo aims to secure high-level resources for porting and developing software titles,” the announcement indicates. “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.”