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A statement on Kid Icarus: Uprising developer Project Sora’s website has revealed that the studio closed its doors late last month.

“The company was dissolved as of June 30, 2012,” the posting reads, before thanking fans for their support and announcing that the site would be taken offline at the end of the month.

There’s no word as to why the studio was closed, but Uprising, the developer’s first and only title, met with critical acclaim and solid sales numbers  when it launched in March.

Project Sora was founded in 2009 as a joint venture between Masahiro Sakurai and Nintendo, with the publisher holding a 72 percent stake in the company.

Sakurai’s other development house, Sora Ltd., was apparently not affected by the closure. That studio is currently working with Namco to develop a new Smash Bros. title for the Wii U and 3DS.

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Kid Icarus: Uprising Studio Shuttered

By Josh Harmon | 07/11/2012 06:40 PM PT

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A statement on Kid Icarus: Uprising developer Project Sora’s website has revealed that the studio closed its doors late last month.

“The company was dissolved as of June 30, 2012,” the posting reads, before thanking fans for their support and announcing that the site would be taken offline at the end of the month.

There’s no word as to why the studio was closed, but Uprising, the developer’s first and only title, met with critical acclaim and solid sales numbers  when it launched in March.

Project Sora was founded in 2009 as a joint venture between Masahiro Sakurai and Nintendo, with the publisher holding a 72 percent stake in the company.

Sakurai’s other development house, Sora Ltd., was apparently not affected by the closure. That studio is currently working with Namco to develop a new Smash Bros. title for the Wii U and 3DS.

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About Josh Harmon

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Josh picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn’t looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Find him on Twitter @jorshy