Project Sora

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Project Sora
Subsidiary of Nintendo[1]
Industry Video game industry
Founded January 22, 2009; 9 years ago (2009-01-22)
Founders Satoru Iwata
Masahiro Sakurai
Defunct June 30, 2012 (2012-06-30)
Headquarters Iidabashi, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Masahiro Sakurai
Products Video games
Parent Nintendo (72%)
Sora Ltd. (28%)[1]

Project Sora (プロジェクトソラ株式会社, Purojekuto Sora Kabushiki Gaisha) was a Japanese ad hoc video game developer founded by former Nintendo 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 was listed as a 72% stakeholder while Sakurai's own Sora Ltd. and other 3rd parties are 28%.[1] Project Sora released their only game, Kid Icarus: Uprising, for the Nintendo 3DS in March 2012.[2] After the release of Kid Icarus: Uprising, the studio officially closed on June 30, 2012.[3]