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Sora Ltd.

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Sora Ltd.
The logo of Sora Ltd.
Predecessor N/A
Successor N/A
Founded 2005
Defunct N/A
Parent company / owner N/A
Divisions / Subsidiaries N/A
Website N/A

Sora Ltd. is a video game development company founded and owned by Masahiro Sakurai. Rather than developing their own video games, Sora is instead used to contract Sakurai for freelance work at other development studios.


After Masahiro Sakurai had left HAL Laboratory in 2003, he founded Sora in September of 2005.

In 2009, after the development of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Nintendo and Sora founded Project Sora, a new subsidiary for developing a new title by Masahiro Sakurai, eventually revealed to be Kid Icarus: Uprising. After development was completed, the subsidiary was disbanded.

Games published by Nintendo[edit]

Game Year Console
Meteos* 2005 Nintendo DS
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2008 Wii
Kid Icarus: Uprising** 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS*** 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U*** 2014 Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*** 2018 Nintendo Switch

* - Co-developed with Q Entertainment.
** - As Project Sora.
*** - Co-developed with Bandai Namco Entertainment.

External links[edit]

Sora Ltd. on other NIWA Wikis:
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Internal divisions
Owned / Affiliated Seattle Mariners* • The Pokémon Company • Warpstar Inc.
* - Former / Defunct

8-4 • AlphaDream* • Ambrella • Argonaut Games* • Arika • Artoon* • Arzest • Atlus • Bandai Namco • Capcom • Camelot • Cing* • Creatures Inc. • DeNA • DigitalScape • Eighting • Flagship* • Game Freak • Ganbarion • Genius Sonority • Good-Feel • Grezzo • HAL Laboratory • Hatena • Hudson Soft* • indieszero • iNiS • Intelligent Systems • Jupiter • Koei Tecmo • Kuju • Left Field Productions* • Level-5 • Marigul Management* • Mistwalker • Monster Games • Noise • Paon • PlatinumGames • Q-Games • Radical Entertainment • Rare* • Red Entertainment • Sega (Atlus)  • Sora Ltd. • skip • Softnica • Square Enix • St.GIGA* • Syn Sophia • TOSE • Treasure • Vanpool • Vitei
* - Former / Defunct

Managers, etc. Internal
  • NNSD: Yusuke Beppu
  • Monolith Soft: Hirohide Sugiura, Tetsuya Takahashi
  • 1-Up Studio: Gen Kadoi
  • ND Cube: Hidetoshi Endo
  • Retro: Michael Kelbaugh
  • NERD: Alexandre Delattre