AlphaDream worked on Mario & Sonic 2020, perhaps its final release

AlphaDream Sonic & Mario at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

We reported last month the shocking development that AlphaDream, the maker of the Mario & Luigi franchise, had filed for bankruptcy. Before that had come to pass, however, it had been known that AlphaDream was working on some projects intended for Nintendo Switch. Games journalist Liam Robertson broke the news post-bankruptcy that the developer had worked on an announced Switch title that was slated for release. Now, we finally know the game the company worked on was Sega’s Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

A screenshot from the leaked closing credits of Mario & Sonic 2020 reveals AlphaDream’s involvement:

AlphaDream Sonic & Mario at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Racjin, Yuke’s, and Success Corp. also worked with Sega on Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, with Racjin seemingly having the largest involvement out of the four.

It is unclear if any further work AlphaDream might have done will someday appear in a finished, published video game. As it stands, it could be that Mario & Sonic 2020 becomes the final project of the celebrated¬†Mario & Luigi developer. (The company really excelled at games that start with “Mario &.”)

On the bright side, this title releases in just a couple days, so stay tuned for our review. We think you’re really going to like these Olympic Games.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!