Rebellion has announced the acquisition of Yorkshire-based studio TickTock Games. Founded by industry veterans Arden Aspinall, Jonathan Wright and Paul Kelly, the studio has worked with partners such as Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft over the course of its 12-year history.
Following the acquisition, TickTock Games will be renamed to Rebellion North, becoming the fourth of the company's studios, joining Rebellion Warwick, Liverpool and the company's HQ in Oxford. "The company continues to grow and it's important we bring in the right people as part of that process. We've worked with the team at TickTock Games for a while now, and we know they'll continue to prosper as Rebellion North.", Rebellion CEO and co-founder Jason Kingsley OBE said.
TickTock Games has already worked on two Rebellion projects prior to the acquisition, namely Rogue Trooper Redux and the Nintendo Switch version of Battlezone Gold Edition. It's safe to assume that it will contribute to the "multiple unannounced titles set to launch in 2019" that the company has in the oven.
2018 was a good year for Rebellion as it launched a new IP, in the form of Strange Brigade, and purchased a a $100m facility that it will convert into a film studio. Not only that, it has also become "the custodian of the world's largest catalogue of English language comic book IP, thanks to the acquisition of the comics and fiction assets formerly belonging to IPC."
We were quite fond of Rebellion's latest effort, giving it a score of 8.5 in our Strange Brigade review, finding it fun both in single player and co-op.