First, a little background. The closure of Clover Studio by Capcom a few years back was seen as a bad idea in the view of many video game enthusiasts. Having only scratched the surface of their potential, they developed the fantastic Viewtiful Joe, God Hand, and Okami, before getting the boot from Capcom. Put simply, the team splintered off and ultimately Platinum Games came from that closure, and has since given us some of the more memorable and unique gameplay experiences with Bayonetta, Vanquish, Mad World, and Infinite Space. They’ve even been tapped to work with Kojima on the next Metal Gear Solid game.
So why bring this up now? Go play the Asura’s Wrath demo and tell me Capcom isn’t missing Clover Studio right about now.