AlphaDream, developer of the Mario & Luigi RPG series, has filed for bankruptcy

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  1. ken28

    ken28 GBAtemp Maniac

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    maybe now the will got back to square enix for mario rpg?
     
  2. Panzerfaust

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    played the very fist one. it was amazing back then.

    last one, that I played was Dream Team Bros. on 3DS and it was pretty good.
     
  3. Glyptofane

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    If they were selling so poorly, why did they keep making so god damn many of them? I haven't played all of them, but did find them to usually be pretty good.
     
  4. Valery0p

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    Lurked for months on the original trilogy (and the only game I was able to beat back then was PiT), but starting from Dream Team things got less and less engaging... I hope someone can acquire their legacy.
     
  5. Bladexdsl

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    not surprising the last one was terrible
     
  6. Worldblender

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    Could this hint about when the Nintendo 3DS will be discontinued, or if it has been already? I haven't heard of any new releases since summer of 2019 (4 months ago).
     
  7. Rahkeesh

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    Nintendo and virtually everyone else is done making games for the 3DS. I'll bet they have stopped making N3DSXL altogether for a while now but are just being quiet about it. They'd still like to remove remaining store inventory I'm sure and could even have leftover parts for 2DS/XL to be assembled.
     
  8. smileyhead

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    I really hope they can get out of this. I wonder if Nintendo can help them somehow, after all the Mario & Luigi series has a lot of fans.
    And I was so looking forward to a full 3D game on the Switch, too.
     
  9. Worldblender

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    I guess this means that there will be no handheld platform successor to the 3DS. Instead, the Nintendo Switch Lite could be seen as the indirect successor, since it is designed more around handheld use. But now there only be one hybrid platform, that being the Nintendo Switch, that will be the active platform for the next several years.
     
  10. wolf-snake

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    Good... wasn't feeling those games after Game 1.
     
  11. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

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    It's not good mate-fair enough you don't like the games but respect the people who try and make entertainment for us
     
  12. Jokey_Carrot

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    bruh
     
  13. DuoForce

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    Maybe if they released the remakes on the Switch they would've gotten more money. AD released the remakes too late in the 3DS life to make a profit since most people now just pirate 3DS games.
     
  14. Vivisector

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    Their games had dropped in quality as of late but I never wanted them to file for bankruptcy. I just figured they were in a rut and could get out of it.
     
  15. diggeloid

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    I have fond memories of Superstar Saga, but to be completely honest none of the new games really caught my attention. They all just seemed like the same thing as before, but with better graphics, a different story and maybe some new gimmicks. None of that was enough to draw me in, and I'm guessing it's the same for other people. New players probably were turned off by the weird-looking gameplay, and didn't give it a chance.

    Maybe if they dropped Mario and focused on a unique IP for the same formula, they could've made something more exciting.
     
  16. IncredulousP

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    RIP. Thanks a lot, Miyamoto.
     
  17. AmandaRose

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    They were hoping the remakes would sell as good as the originals did sadly they didn't even come close.


    Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga 2.15 Million
    Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time 1.76 Million
    Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story 4.56 Million
    Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 2.58 Million
    Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 1.01 Million
    Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga 3DS 700 thousand
    Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story 3DS 400 thousand
     
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  19. Glyptofane

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    Wow, thanks for digging up the numbers. Now I feel kind of bad for not supporting them after Dream Team.
     
  20. Wuigi

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    @Glyptofane Dream Team Bros already wasn't that great imo.
    They tied little levels to the collectible pillows which were mostly boring time wasters.
    After I saw gameplay of the paper mario crossover were it was shown how repetitive it was I didn't buy that.
    The second or third Mario RPG was the best.
     
  21. Jayro

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    Imagine making several profitable games, and not paying off your debts... Lmao. Good riddance.
     
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