Sorry to see you go
We’re very sad to report that Japanese developer Vanpool has shuttered as of today, May 31st, 2023.
The official website for Vanpool has posted a notice saying that the business is ending operation as of today, which is quite the shock. Vanpool has teamed up with Nintendo and HAL multiple times over the years, and very recently contributed to Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe and Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Vanpool is also know for creating the Dillon’s Rolling Western series.
No reason was given for Vanpool’s closure, so we’ll have to look towards outside sources to get more insight on this unfortunate situation.