Today’s Daily news: AlphaDream files for bankruptcy, but also…
- Gotta Protectors: Totsugeki Serenade
- Arcade Archives Karate
- Dragalia Lost
AlphaDream is the company behind the many Mario & Luigi games, a series it has worked on almost exclusively since its creation. Unfortunately, it’s the end of the line for it: yesterday (October 1st), the company filed for bankruptcy.
The reason for this unfortunate demise? Revenue has dropped noticeably over the past few years (down from 300 million Yen during Fiscal Year 2014-15), and this combined with the increase in development costs meant bad news for AlphaDream. It doesn’t help that the last few Mario & Luigi games on Nintendo 3DS have fared pretty poorly both in Japan and in the west. As a result, AlphaDream went into debt, and things went from bad to worse: 465 million Yen debt as of March 31st, 2018.
Due to this bankruptcy, it’s pretty safe to say the next Mario & Luigi isn’t going to be released any time soon, as Nintendo will have to find a new studio to develop it. Unfortunately, we don’t know if Nintendo went and took in the developers from AlphaDream, offering them a new job.
Gotta Protectors: Totsugeki Serenade
Ancient have announced that Gotta Protectors: Totsugeki Serenade will be released on October 10th in Japan, where it will cost 1 980 Yen.
Here’s some screenshots:
Gotta Protectors: Totsugeki Serenade (Switch – eShop) comes out on October 10th in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Arcade Archives Karate
Hamster have announced that the Arcade Archives release on Nintendo Switch is Karate. It will come out on October 3rd worldwide, and as usual, it will cost 6.99€ / £6.29 / $7.99 / 838 Yen (+15 Yen due to recent tax increase in Japan). The Japanese version will offer an English language option.
Here’s some screenshots and a livestream recording for it:
Arcade Archives Karate (Switch – eShop) comes out on October 3rd worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Here’s the trailer for the Daoko x Dragalia Lost album, which comes out on October 9th in Japan as part of the celebrations for the 1st Anniversary of the game:
Dragalia Lost (Android, iOS) still does not have a release date in Europe.