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Sad news this. Game Republic, the Japanese studio behind everything from Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom to Genji: Days of the Blade, have apparently shut down. The studio were also responsible for PS3 sleeper hit Folklore, a title with a strong Irish connection.

Kotaku is reporting that the team at GR has closed down their website and vacated their offices. The company is believed to be suffering from significant debts. Its safe to say the studio have quietly gone under.

Perhaps rather unfairly GR will be best remembered for the now infamous E3 2006 Sony showing that spawned THAT Giant Crab meme.

We wish everyone effected by the closure all the best moving forward. Folklore was a beautiful game. Not enough people played it.


Dreadfully sad.