February 3, 2023

Nintendo has launched the official web site of its new animation studio, Nintendo Photos.

In July, the corporate introduced that it plans to amass Japanese pc firm Dynamo Photos with the intention of buying 100% of its excellent shares and making it a completely owned subsidiary.

Nintendo acknowledged that after the acquisition, it plans to rename the corporate to Nintendo Photos Co, Ltd, after which it is going to “deal with growing visible content material utilizing the Nintendo IP.”

The deal was anticipated to shut in the present day, and it did, which is why the brand new Nintendo Photos web site was launched.

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The corporate’s message on the positioning (which is at the moment solely accessible in Japanese) reads: “By our movies, we intention to make Nintendo characters identified to clients all over the world and create one-of-a-kind movies that may ceaselessly stay of their reminiscence. .

“To this finish, every of our workers will work diligently to create a company that may proceed to develop, all the time preserving in thoughts what will be of curiosity to clients all over the world and doing manufacturing work that brings them pleasure.

“We’ll proceed to tackle the problem of delivering distinctive and superb pictures to purchasers all over the world throughout generations and eras.”

Prior to now, underneath its Dynamo Photos title, the corporate has produced CGI for a variety of movies and TV exhibits, together with Yuri on Ice, Aya and the Witch, and the second season of Netflix’s Ghost within the Shell collection SAC_2045.

Whereas this acquisition was initially thought to result in extra Nintendo animated movies and collection sooner or later, it must be famous that Dynamo additionally specializes within the improvement of visible content material for video games.

The corporate labored on the CGI for Last Fantasy XIII-2 and offered movement seize for titles resembling Dying Stranding, Nier Replicant, Monster Hunter World, and Persona 5.

He has additionally labored with Nintendo up to now. The corporate helped with the CG cutscenes for Metroid: Different M, and collaborated with Shigeru Miyamoto to provide a collection of Pikmin “brief movies” for show on the Wii U and 3DS.

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The deliberate rebrand to Nintendo Photos shouldn’t be confused with Nintendo Studios, which lately appeared on the copyright listings for the upcoming Tremendous Mario animated movie.

Whereas the listings do not present any additional info, it seems like Nintendo Studios might be a brand new subsidiary arrange by Nintendo to handle future visible leisure resembling motion pictures or TV exhibits.

Related subsidiaries embody Marvel Studios LLC and PlayStation Studios LLC that are subsidiaries of Walt Disney Studios and Sony Interactive Leisure respectively.