gtt wrote:unknown, I don't think anyone bought their properties.
PaperLink64 wrote:Nintendo owns the Hotel Dusk and Another Code IPs.
Kyle Hyde also has a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl proving this.
Really? I'm gonna have to go through my trophy collection in Brawl now, cause I don't recall seeing anything related to Kyle Hyde, or at least nothing I've unlocked yet.
EDIT: Figured out why. Need to clear All-Star mode with every character. Prolly should get around to that, lord knows I still have a bunch of stuff to unlock on SSBB, haha.
mock turtle wrote:Nintendo almost certainly owns the IPs, but that doesn't necessarily prove anything. Sonic and Snake aren't owned by Nintendo after all.
Anyway, assuming Cing owned the rights when they were active, they certainly don't now (obviously, because they don't exist any more). Since they filed for bankruptcy, they would have had to sell off their assets, including their IPs, and I can't imagine that Nintendo wouldn't have bought them. Of course, that's IF they owned the rights to begin with. Aside from some cell phone games from the early 2000s that were only released in Japan, it doesn't look like they were ever legally in control of what they made, since they were all produced by someone else. Glass Rose was for Capcom, the Another Code/Trace Memory and Hotel Dusk/Last Window games were for Nintendo, Again was for Tecmo, and Little King's Story was for Marvelous. Since all of those were collaborations with and financed by the respective companies, they would own the IPs, not Cing. Probably.
I'm suddenly very depressed after talking about this...
Well, I just sent an e-mail to Nintendo asking them the status on who owns the rights to them. I think the biggest thing would be though that if it did get a sequel, it would likely be on 3DS, and would either be the first game to not have 3D effects to continue the tradition of holding the 3DS like a book, or break said tradition to maintain 3D effects. It'd be a shame to not have both, but between the two I'd rather hold the 3DS like a book.
And I know that depressing feel. I did my second run of 999 right after, but limited mobility, a shorter game and gruesome details of the deaths made me just yearn for more of Kyle Hyde. I sincerely hope that there is at the very least a small but positive chance that we could see that threequel and more, assuming the writers who worked on the first two can be rounded up to work on it again if they're willing.