Clover Studios, the formal development studio behind the critically acclaimed Capcom titles Viewtiful Joe, Okami, and God Hand is ready to witness a rebirth. The studio was dissolved by the company late last year due to poor overall sales worldwide.
A new company by the name of SEEDS is set to become the â€œnewâ€ Clover Studios. The new company has a wealth of valuable names at the helm including: Hideki Kamiya (Okami, Viewtiful Joe 1 & 2, Devil May Cry), Mari Shimazaki (Okami), Nao Ueda (Okami, Resident Evil 4), Yuta Kimura (Okami, Shadow of the Colossus) and Masami Ueda (Viewtiful Joe 1 & 2, Okami).
Courtesy the Game Life Blog, a translation of the studioâ€™s origins is available:
Atsushi Inaba. Hideki Kamiya. Shinji Mikami. And a specially selected staff.
We are the Seeds that caused the vibrant flowers Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Steel Battalion, Viewtiful Joe, and Okami to come into bloom.
Although we alight upon a different earth, even though the soil is different, our hearts — closely pursuing the dream of “play” — have not changed.
Now, with a renewed spirit, we want to once again challenge the world of entertainment. But to do this, we need many, many more seeds.
There will be no doubt of the originality that will flow throughout this studio. We will be keeping a close eye on any game announcements as they become available.
Stay tuned to AMN.