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Marvelous sticking to sequels in future

Originals like No More Heroes don't pay.

According to a NeoGAF post (via GameSpot), adventurous Japanese publisher Marvelous is to retreat from commissioning original games and stick to sequels.

The decision's been taken after the experimental policy that saw offbeat games like No More Heroes, Little King's Story and Deadly Premonition get made has landed Marvelous in financial trouble. It seems these games just don't sell.

Marvelous will now undergo a financial restructuring and focus on sequels to its successful franchises, notably Harvest Moon. It will experiment with development for Nintendo's 3DS, however.

Early this year, Marvelous executives took pay cuts after selling the company's stake in European distribution arm Rising Star Games - although Rising Star continues to publish Marvelous' titles over here.