The final project of closed Mario & Luigi studio AlphaDream was Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 2020, it’s been revealed.
The game’s credits reveal that 13 AlphaDream developers contributed to the title, including Hiroyuki Kubota, the director of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Bowser’s Inside Story, Dream Team and Paper Jam.
AlphaDream filed for bankruptcy in October 2019 due to sluggish revenue and increasing debts.
Founded in 2000 by SquareSoft veterans, AlphaDream created the DS and 3DS Mario & Luigi entries Superstar Saga (2003), Partners in Time (2005), Bowser’s Inside Story (2009), Dream Team (2013) and Paper Jam (2015).
Most recently it created expanded remasters, Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (2017) and Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey (2019).
The studio was also known for its original Hamtaro and Tamato Adventure series for Game Boy Advance, released between 2002 and 2004.
AlphaDream had many Square veterans among its staff, including Super Mario RPG director Chichiro Fujioka and former Square president, Tetsuo Mizuno.