City Connection has acquired 100 percent stock in Zerodiv, which specializes in content development and system engineering services, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary, the company announced.
Zerodiv was established by Takayuki Harakami, a former staff members of the arcade game development studio Psikyo, and has locations in Tokyo, Fukushima, and Miyagi. As a development company, Zerodiv has developed many titles published by outside companies, as well as supplied system engineering services. It has also released 12 Psikyo era titles for Switch via the Nintendo eShop.
With City Connection’s acquisition, Zerodiv president Takayuki Harakami will become an executive at City Connection, and Zerodiv’s Tokyo development and publishing operations will be integrated into City Connection. In the future, together with the strengthening of City Connection’s development structure and growth of its Touhoku-based system engineering services, City Connection is eyeing the possibility of expansion utilizing not only Jaleco but also Psikyo intellectual properties, and to further increase the company’s business as much as possible.