Japanese Higurashi developer closes its doors after nearly 30 years of service
Japanese developer Kaga Create has closed its door starting this year. While not known by many in the West, the company did recently release the Japan-exclusive Higurashi: When They Cry Sui, a complete collection of the widespread Higurashi series for the Playstation 3 that included chapters formerly exclusive to Nintendo DS and Playstation 2 versions of the games.
This was quite an achievement, considering the game was brought to market within a few months and included redone art and voices for all the characters. Kaga Create started in 1988 as a developer for the TurboGrax16 and has since developed for many different consoles. It’s a shame to see them go, but hopefully the employees will find new development teams soon.