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Clover is Dead, Long Live Seeds

LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
edited February 2007 in Games and Technology
And like a pheonix from the flames, Clover is reborn -

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Atsushi Inaba, the former CEO of the studio which produced Capcom hits Viewtiful Joe and Okami, has established his own development outfit.

Operating under the name Seeds the new company has more than 50 members of staff, including Hideki Kimaya - the director of Devil May Cry - and Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.

Many other former Clover employees have taken up positions as composers, artists and character designers.

The closure of Clover Studio, which was established in June 2004, was announced in October last year. Capcom said it had taken the decision as part of plans to "concentrate management resources on a selected business".

At that time, Inaba, Kimaya and Mikami were said to be still working for the publisher on a contractual basis.

Seeds has yet to reveal details of its first project and it's not yet known whether the studio will have links to Capcom. Clover will officially close its doors next month.

Clover, incase you didn't know, was the capcom team behind:
Viewtiful Joe
Viewtiful Joe 2
Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble
Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble
Ōkami
God Hand

I have only recently got a PS2, but plan to get both god hand and Okami as soon as I have the spare cash. Viewtiful Joe was one of my favourite games of the last generation, and I can't wait to see what Inaba, Kimaya and Mikamican put together.

Henshin a go-go baby!

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    "concentrate management resources on a selected business"
    What the hell does that mean?

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  • Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Yaaay!!!

    Best gaming news I'v heard in ages. I'm loving the hell out of God Hand and I think you all know my views on Viewtiful Joe. I feel Okami was a fantastic game but I simply couldn't get into it after playing so much Twilight Princess beforehand. A little too much hand-holding for my tastes but that problem is absolutley absent for God Hand. If you like Viewtiful Joe there is a very strong chance you will like God Hand.

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  • SolSol Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Eh....think they'll just work with Capcom again?

    Hm....God Hand eh? I haven't tried it yet...but I REALLY liked VJ....might give it a shot.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Sol wrote: »
    Eh....think they'll just work with Capcom again?

    Hm....God Hand eh? I haven't tried it yet...but I REALLY liked VJ....might give it a shot.

    you should watch this

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Viewtiful Joe is over rated. I have yet to try Okami... I'll pick it up cheap.

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  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    But... but that means they still get to work on Viewtiful Joe, right? :(

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Chen wrote: »
    But... but that means they still get to work on Viewtiful Joe, right? :(

    I think its best for everyone that they work on origional stuff, and leave VJ alone untill they can think of new stuff to add to the formular, the games have been getting staler every iteration imo.

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  • Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    I think its best for everyone that they work on origional stuff, and leave VJ alone untill they can think of new stuff to add to the formular, the games have been getting staler every iteration imo.

    VJ 1 was a pure Joygasm. My second favorite game of all time

    I got many hours of enjoyment out of 2 despite it's flaws

    VJ:DS had some great puzzles but the fighting was too cut-down, plus, as with 2, lots of stuff was recycled to the max

    I traded Red Hot Rumble in the day after I bought it. What a fucking let-down.


    That God-Hand Review kicked ass. By the time I posted last, in 10 munites I had an epic fight with the main character's polar opposite (ONE TWO THREE FOUR I DECLARE A FOOT WAR!) then fought and killed a dude who thought he was a combination of Megaman and Vulcan Raven. Awesome

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  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    I think its best for everyone that they work on origional stuff, and leave VJ alone untill they can think of new stuff to add to the formular, the games have been getting staler every iteration imo.
    THEY PROMISED CO-OP DAMN IT.

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited February 2007
    titmouse wrote: »
    What the hell does that mean?

    I think it means they're gonna make vidja games.

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  • Folken FanelFolken Fanel anime af When's KoFRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Awesome! Okami and Godhand were two of my favorite games from last year.

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  • ShujaaShujaa Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Currently playing through my first Clover game, Okami (I'm in Europe :P), and it's glorious. I hope they retain their creative genius under this new name.

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  • ZeonZeon Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    titmouse wrote: »
    What the hell does that mean?

    Manager talk for "They werent making money"

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  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Seeds is a horrible sounding name for a game company..

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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Please God, let them get ahold of the rights to Okami so they can create a sequel on the Wii. It would be glorious.

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