Well, this is about as far from how we wanted to start out the week as humanly possible -- a Japanese news site called Data-Max reports that Cing
, developer of precious gems
such as Hotel Dusk
and Little King's Story
, has filed for bankruptcy, suffering liabilities of 256 million yen.
It really sucks when a developer has to take such desperate measures to deal with its economic hardships, but it double-sucks
when one of said developer's games -- in this case, Hotel Dusk
sequel Last Window
-- is still due for an American localization. Here's hoping Cing can recover from what's proven to be one of the most painfully slow sales seasons for the company to date.