Epic Games acquires Horizon Chase studio Aquiris to join Fortnite development

Robert Collins

Epic Games has purchased Brazilian game development studio Aquiris for an undisclosed sum. This comes more than a year after Epic Games first invested in the Porto Alegre-based studio, which was founded in 2007.

Aquiris is to be the foundation of Epic Games Brazil, the publishing giant’s first Latin American studio. This also marks Epic Games first acquisition since it purchased Harmonix, maker of the Rock Band and Dance Central video game franchises.

Horizon Chase Turbo
Aquiris is best known for arcade racer Horizon Chase Turbo.

Aquiris is known for Horizon Chase Turbo, and is also the studio behind Cartoon Network Superstar Soccer GOAL and The Adventrue Maker Wonderbox. See the studio trailer below.

The studio will now be joining development of Epic Games’ free-to-play online shooter sensation Fortnite. Epic Games posted a statement on its blog.

We’ve seen firsthand the impressive talents of the AQUIRIS team in creating innovative games that draw global appeal and we are excited to welcome them to Epic Games. With the creation of Epic Games Brasil, we look forward to tapping into the immense talent the region has to offer and establishing our presence in Latin America.”

Developer: Epic Games Inc.
Price: Free

Via Gematsu