Nintendo stated that it has acquired Dynamo Pictures, a firm that makes computer-generated visuals, and will rebrand it “Nintendo Pictures.” With this acquisition, the newly created business will concentrate on developing and delivering visual material, notably CG animation, as well as the creation of visual content employing Nintendo IP.
Dynamo Pictures is well recognized for its contributions in the most recent Dragon Ball Super film, as well as for delivering motion capture technology to a variety of videogames and films. In addition to their CG work, Dynamo is known for contributing to the creation of incredibly popular games like Persona 5 and Monster Hunter World.
Conversely, Nintendo Pictures might be used to create a variety of tie-in materials. movies, TV series, and other media. Nintendo may expand into other markets in a similar way to Sony, which has film subsidiaries. Nintendo has largely been contented to work on creating games itself and collaborating with independent companies on initiatives, with the exception of smaller firms it has previously collaborated with.
Although the reason for the acquisition is still unknown, Nintendo has a history of only buying out businesses it has collaborated alongside intimately, so it’s probable that Dynamo has been quietly developing new games with Nintendo for a certain while. Moreover, the acquisition is unrelated to the continuing work being done at Illumination, the Minions animation company, which is making a Super Mario Bros. movie and is now scheduled for release in 2023.
Nintendo’s aim to have more ownership over their intellectual property than other video game companies would be in line with this plan, providing them greater authority throughout the whole industry. Following the acquisition, Nintendo will have full ownership of the business, and Dynamo would be rebranded as Nintendo Pictures in order to distinguish it from Nintendo Studios, which is believed to be closely working on the impending Super Mario movie. The deal is expected to finalize on October 3rd.