Mario & Luigi Developer AlphaDream Goes Bankrupt
AlphaDream, the developer of the popular Mario & Luigi RPG series, has filed for bankruptcy, according to reports.
Yahoo Japan states the studio filed the claim on October 1 following years of financial difficulty. As of March 2018, the company's debt stood at ¥465m (approximately $4.3m US).
AlphaDream was first formed in 1991, then working as a construction firm. In the 2000s the company's focus shifted to video games. It produced multiple Japan-only titles as well as the critically acclaimed Mario & Luigi series.
That line of games started with the Game Boy Advance entry Superstar Saga and went on to spawn a further four main entries and two remakes. We awarded the most recent of those an 8/10 in our Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey review.
Our thoughts go out to all those affected by AlphaDream's bankruptcy claim.