Clover Studio is no more
The house that created Viewtiful Joe is now just a memory.
Clover Studio Co., Ltd. has met the goal of developing unique and creative original home video game software, however, in view of promoting a business strategy that concentrates management resources on a selected business to enhance the efficiency of the development power of the entire Capcom group, the dissolution of Clover Studio Co., Ltd. has been raised and passed at a Board of Directors’ meeting.
This actually really saddens me. I can understand the viewpoint of Capcom, and I also understand the decision to close Clover down. What worries me is the fact that Clover created some amazing games, and now that their creative team is being absorbed by Capcom as a whole, we may never see those “type” of titles again. Clover seemed like a free spirit, able to do what it wanted seperate from Capcom. Let’s hope that the company’s dissolve is a good thing for both Capcom and us.