Nintendo fully acquires visual production company Dynamo Pictures


Nintendo acquired visual production company Dynamo Pictures for an undisclosed amount.

Based in Tokyo, Japan, Dynamo plans and produces CG imagery and visuals for film, animation, games and television. The company also operates an animated caption studio, develops 3D-CG tools and creates what it describes as “original stereoscopic imaging technology”.

According to MobyGames, Dynamo has been involved in numerous video game projects, including personas 5, Death Stranding, Dark Souls IIIand Metroid: Other M.

Dynamo currently employs 15 people, according to its website, and has also ventured into developing and selling virtual and mixed reality content for amusement parks and theme parks.

Announcing the news in a press release, Nintendo explained that it had acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of Dynamo and expects the acquisition to be completed on October 3, 2022.

Going forward, Dynamo will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo and allow the company to “strengthen the visual content planning and production structure.”

Once the deal is completed, Dynamo will be rebranded as “Nintendo Pictures Co,. Ltd” and will focus specifically on developing video content that uses Nintendo’s intellectual property.

Nintendo believes the purchase will only have a minor effect on its budget forecast.

The Japanese company is currently trying to expand its multimedia footprint and is developing a Super Mario film with Illumination, the animation company behind films such as Despicable Me and Minions.


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