'Kid Icarus Uprising' developer closes doors

Kid Icarus Uprising developer Project Sora was dissolved in June 30 and the studio's website will close on July 31.

Kid Icarus Uprising developer Project Sora was dissolved in June 30 and the studio's website will close on July 31.

Posting on their official site, a message read: "As of June 30th, this company has closed business. Thank you for your support over the years. This home page will be closed on July 31st."

Formed in 2009, the Japanese studio was headed by Masahiro Sakurai and was funded with investment from Nintendo. Kid Icarus Uprising was the studio's first and only released game.

Sakurai is currently the director of the 3DS and Wii U entries in the Super Smash Bros. series, developed by Namco Bandai.

It is worth noting that while Project Sora has dissolved, its parent company, Sora Ltd. still exists. Sora Ltd is working with Namco Bandai under Sakurai's direction to make the two Super Smash Bros. games.

It is not known why the studio was dissolved and what will happen to its employees. We will update this story when more information becomes available.

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