Shortly after producing the strikingly beautiful Okami
and relentlessly challenging God Hand
, Capcom's Clover Studios was duly rewarded with cold commercial apathy and prompt liquidation
. In February, the studio's lead designer trifecta -- Viewtiful Joe
's Atsushi Inaba, Resident Evil
's Shinji Mikami and Devil May Cry
's Hideki Kamiya -- formed a new studio, Seeds
, and began the process of hiring new employees.
Just over seven months later, it appears that Seeds will wither before producing even a single game. The company's recruitment website
now states that Seeds will undergo a merger with a company called "ODD," resulting in a change of name to "Platinum Games" as of October 1st. No upcoming projects are mentioned, though one would hope that the new title becomes reflective of the success that's eluded Clover for so long.