AlphaDream Files for Bankruptcy

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On October 2nd, 2019, Yahoo News Japan reported that Tokyo-based Nintendo affiliate AlphaDream Corporation Ltd, has filed for bankruptcy. The company was $3,700,000 in debt. “Sluggish revenues” and “high development” were cited as reasons for the company’s bankruptcy declaration.

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Previously going by the name “AlphaStar”, AlphaDream had staffed former Square Co. Ltd employees and a nearly 20 year relationship with Nintendo. They were best known as the developer for the Mario & Luigi RPG games (a sub-series of the Super Mario franchise) for Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS, One of their staff members, Chihiro Fujioka previously directed Super Mario RPG.

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They also created Tomato Adventure for Game Boy Advance and the Nintendo-licensed Hamtaro games for Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance.

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