Arc System Works has acquired a number brands formerly owned by Technos Japan Corp.
AGB reports that the Guilty Gear and BlazBlue developer has purchased all of the company’s IP, which is currently owned by Million. This includes Double Dragon, River City Ransom and Super Dodge Ball.
Double Dragon will perhaps be the most recognisable name for many. The 1987 arcade outing (which was ported to Sega’s Master System by Arc) appeared on a large number of platforms and spawned a number of sequels throughout the ‘90s.
In 2011 Aksys published a smartphone remake, while two versions were released on last-gen machines – WayForward’s Double Dragon Neon and Gravity’s critically panned Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons.