Bigpoint Acquires Radon Labs, Drakensang: Phileasson's Secret in 2011

Gamasutra is reporting that German publisher Bigpoint has acquired Radon Labs, and that Drakensang: Phileasson's Secret (the next installment, following Drakensang: The Dark Eye and Drakensang: The River of Time) is scheduled for release sometime next year. Considering that Radon Labs was having money issues, I suppose this can only be seen as a good thing:
Founded in 1995, Radon Labs recently filed for bankruptcy due to "financial concerns." Bigpoint, which is headquartered in Hamburg, intends to keep the more than 35 employees from the studio (its official site lists a headcount of 90+ prior to the acquisition), including managing directors Bernd Beyreuther and Andre Blechschmid.

Radon Labs has developed over 20 PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Nintendo DS titles, and is best known for its Drakensang franchise (pictured), a fantasy RPG series that's seen two PC releases so far. Bigpoint and the developer expect to release Drakensang 3 some time in 2011.

With its purchase of Radon Labs, Bigpoint also announced its opening of a new office in Germany's capital, a decision that stemmed from last year's acquisition of eLOFD GmbH (XBlaster, Gunbound). Beyreuther and Blechschmid are tasked with directing the new Bigpoint Berlin GmbH branch, which will continue to work on browser-based games.