Lufia and Rune Factory Developer Neverland Closes, Prepares to File for Bankruptcy

on November 29, 2013 5:31 PM

Today is a sad day for JRPG lovers, as the historical Japanese developer Neverland posted a notice on its official website announcing the immediate closure of the business.

The notice explains that the financial situation recently deteriorated beyond the braking point and the company is preparing to file for bankruptcy.

Neverland was responsible for the development of several classic JRPGs since the era of the Super Famicom, like the Lufia and Rune Factory series, Chaos Seed, Record of Lodoss War (the Dreamcast game that played basically like Diablo) and Shining Force Neo and EXA.

Our best wishes go to the developers affected by this sad event, hoping that the company may find a worthy buyer.

(Thanks for the tip Kamuymintar)

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.