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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 titles.
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 has disbanded, and one day later, the company's website is no longer accessible.