Project Sora (プロジェクトソラ株式会社 Purojekuto Sora Kabushiki Gaisha) was a Japanese video game developer founded by Nintendo Co., Ltd. president Satoru Iwata and former HAL Laboratory employee Masahiro Sakurai in 2009 after the successful launch of Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii console. On its formation, Nintendo is listed as a 72% stakeholder while Sakurai's own Sora Ltd. and other 3rd parties are 28%. Project Sora released Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS in March 2012. According to its website, they officially closed the studio on June 30, 2012. No specific reasons were given for the closure.