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More details revealed of Clover closure

More details have emerged of regarding Capcom's decision to close Clover Studio, the development subsidiary behind Viewtiful Joe, Okami and God Hand.

More details have emerged of regarding Capcom's decision to close Clover Studio, the development subsidiary behind Viewtiful Joe, Okami and God Hand.

According to US website Gamespot, Devil May Cry director Hideki Kamiya and Atsushi Inaba, the producer of Steel Battallion and Viewtiful Joe, left the company in July and June of this year respectively.

But a Capcom UK representative has told GamesIndustry.biz that both Kamiya and Inaba are "still working for Capcom on a contractual basis", as is Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.

The representative also confirmed that PAL versions of Clover's forthcoming titles Okami and God Hand "will definitely release in February, as scheduled".

Capcom announced the closure of Clover last week as part of plans to promote "a business strategy that concentrates management resources on a selected business to enhance the efficiency of the development power of the entire Capcom group." The studio's doors will officially close in March 2007.

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