Producer: Kadokawa Still Holds Photo Kano, Reco Love Game Copyrights
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Kadokawa Games producer Ichiro Sugiyama (Photo Kano, KimiKiss) revealed on Twitter on Wednesday that Kadokawa "holds all copyrights for Photo Kano and Reco Love. You do not need to worry about the future. Please look forward to them from now on." Game developer Dingo, which developed the love simulation games over a seven-year period, filed for bankruptcy after ceasing operations on March 21.
Sugiyama also said that he is now starting to write scenario for Reco Love after a wave of DLC has been completed. He added, "Because I am in contact with the main staff, I will utilize my experiences with Photo Kano and do my best to satisfy everyone."
Dingo and Enterbrain developed the Photo Kano dating simulation game for the PlayStation Portable, and Kadokawa Games released it in February 2012. Kadokawa Games released the latest version of the game, Photo Kano Kiss, on the PlayStation Vita in April 2013, and re-released the game in a version that included downloadable content in February 2015. Madhouse adapted the game into a television anime, which premiered in Japan in April 2013.
Dingo had capital worth 10 million yen (about US$89,870), and had debt totaling 340 million yen (about US$3.05 million) to 100 creditors. The company was founded in August 1998, and it developed games for the PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, and arcades. It recently branched out into developing smartphone games.