Clover vets reunite, form Seeds
Hideki Kamiya, Atsushi Inaba, and Shinji Mikami resurface with new game development studio.
Shortly after Capcom announced the dismantling of Okami developer Clover last year, it was revealed that two of the studio's big names--Viewtiful Joe producer Atsushi Inaba and Devil May Cry director Hideki Kamiya--had already left the company in search of "fresh challenges."
They appear to have found one, as the pair are listed on the Japanese language site for upstart developer Seeds, along with fellow Clover veteran and Resident Evil creator, Shinji Mikami. While Kamiya and Inaba had left Capcom entirely, Mikami last year was still working for Capcom as a contracted producer.
According to Seeds' Web site, the studio was formed in August of last year with Inaba as president, and has so far grown to employ 51 people. The group is even looking to expand more, with the site hosting a call for producers and creative talent.
"We are a group of creators who have already created colorful products," the site reads. "Now, standing on new ground, and even as the soil has changed, our passion to pursue new play [fun] hasn't changed. We are challenging ourselves on a global scale to create entertainment products with a new, fresh feeling. We need more seeds."
Clover Studios is expected to be officially dissolved next month. Remaining staff has recently been working on the PAL versions of Okami and God Hand.