Sad news for the Wonder Boy / Monster World fans, the Tokyo District Court is investigating Westone Bit Entertainment for debt. Financial reports indicate the WB/MW developers will file for bankruptcy soon.
Westone’s official site has been closed already, while their Facebook account has been left intact since June 13th. Due to this problem, their upcoming software development and deliveries to PSN 6 Xbox Live have been paused, there is also the copyright problems of their IPs that will enter in hiatus.
So… will SEGA of Japan step in and rescue the Wonder Boy / Monster World franchise? Will they acquire Westone? Or just their share of the IPs? We’ll let you know as the information delivers in the upcoming days!
[Via Game Watch Impress]