In a bit of sudden news, Project Sora has closed its development doors for good in Japan. Accessing their site simply shows a page advising visitors that the developer was closed on the 30th of June and the website will follow on July 31.
Project Sora was started by Masahiro Sakurai in 2009 with some capital from Nintendo, Sakurai’s own Sora Studios and a few other investors. It’s surprising as the studio only developed one game, Kid Icarus Uprising, for the Nintendo 3DS which was very well received by critics. This means that after just one game, the studio has been dissolved, puzzling?
Sakurai also serves as the director of the Smash Bros. series for both the Wii U and the 3DS which are being developed by Namco Bandai.