MangaGamer has announced that it will not be working with visual novel developer Winged Cloud any longer. This means it will not be publishing any of the studio’s games including the upcoming Sakura Dungeon.
This is not the first time this has happened to Winged Cloud. Back in November 2015, Winged Cloud revealed that it had a “disagreement” with its previous publisher, Sekai Project – the announcement post has since been retracted.
It was at this point that Winged Cloud joined forces with MangaGamer. Yes, only a few months ago. Now MangaGamer is saying that “intractable creative differences” have forced it to let Winged Cloud go too, echoing the events of last November.
MangaGamer also released the following notice with this announcement:
“Fans may still purchase Winged Cloud titles from us from now until February 29th, and those who do will be able to have access to the MangaGamer Editions, which were updated from their original source by our quality assurance team. These editions will no longer be available for public purchase after February 29th. Sakura Santa on Steam will be transferred to Winged Cloud’s new publisher and updated to their version of the title. If you would like to retain the MangaGamer version of the game, make sure you uncheck “automatic updates” for the game by February 29th.”