- This article is about the game company. For the character from Kingdom Hearts, see List of fighters debuting in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate § Sora.
|Founded||September 30, 2005|
|First Super Mario game||Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)|
|Latest Super Mario game||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)|
Sora Ltd. is a Japanese video game development company that was founded by Masahiro Sakurai, a former employee of HAL Laboratory, in September 2005. Sora was created as an independent company, through which other companies would hire Sakurai to develop games. It is one of the smallest companies of all time, having only two employees, including Sakurai himself.
Satoru Iwata hired Sora to be part of a special team put together specifically to develop Super Smash Bros. Brawl, with Sakurai as the team's head. Sora was later hired again to develop Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with Bandai Namco Games assisting in the development of all three games.
On January 22, 2009, Sakurai created Project Sora, a division of Sora Ltd. created to develop a new game for Nintendo. The game, revealed at E3 2010, is Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS, which launched on March 2012. On June 30, 2012, Project Sora disbanded, and one day later, the company's website was made no longer accessible.
- Smash Bros. Creator And Nintendo Announce New Title, New Company
- "Project Sora Closed," a Nintendo World Report article published July 11, 2012