Game Republic, the Tokyo-based studio behind PS3 titles Folklore and Genji, appears to be dead. The studio's honcho went from riches to rags, and the studio's been erased from the internet—and the Earth.


Yet, Game Republic's Knights Contract is still getting promoted in Japan, garnering a huge splash on Famitsu. Namco Bandai, the game's publisher, is the only game company listed, and Famitsu, a relentless cruncher of press releases, hasn't posted any notice of the studio's dissolution.

This is all rather sad or scary—take your pick.

Knights Contract(ナイツコントラクト) [ファミ通.com]

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