Project Sora

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Project Sora
Subsidiary of Nintendo[1]
IndustryVideo game industry
FoundedJanuary 22, 2009; 10 years ago (2009-01-22)
FoundersSatoru Iwata
Masahiro Sakurai
DefunctJune 30, 2012 (2012-06-30)
HeadquartersIidabashi, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Masahiro Sakurai
ProductsVideo games
ParentNintendo (72%)
Sora Ltd. (28%)[1] Edit this on Wikidata

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]


  1. ^ a b c "Nintendo Opens Project Sora News". TVG. Archived from the original on 2009-02-21.
  2. ^ Hernandez, Pedro (Dec 26, 2011). "Nintendo Direct: Kid Icarus: Uprising Japanese Release Date Announced". Nintendo World Report.
  3. ^ "Kid Icarus Uprising Developer Closes". IGN.