Clover Studios, makers of such titles as Okami
, God Hand
, and Viewtiful Joe
, has been closed by Capcom Japan
for financial reasons. Gamespot reports on the exact wording
of the sad announcement: "Clover Studio Co., Ltd. has met the goal of developing unique and creative original home video game software, however, in view of promoting 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 dissolution of Clover Studios Co., Ltd. has been raised and passed at a Board of Directors' meeting."