Rebellion acquires The Bitmap Brothers’ classic games portfolio

November 25, 2019
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Rebellion, the studio behind the likes of Sniper Elite and Strange Brigade, has acquired the portfolio of renowned British developer The Bitmap Brothers, with an eye to bringing its library of old-school hits to modern platforms.

Readers of a certain age will no doubt fondly recall The Bitmap Brothers as one of the leading lights in the early days of the Amiga and Atari ST, although their much-loved games – including Xenon, Speedball, Z, and The Chaos Engine – spread their wings across myriad platforms throughout the late 80s and 90s.

According to Rebellion, the acquisition will see The Bitmap Brothers’ classic library make the jump to modern platforms (several games, including The Chaos Engine, are already available on PC and iOS), and plans are also afoot to create new games based on the developer’s titles.

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