Game Republic, the Tokyo-based studio behind PS3 titles Folklore and Genji, appears to be dead. The studio's honcho went from riches to rags, and the studio's been erased from the internet - and the Earth.
Yet, Game Republic's Knights Contract is still getting promoted in Japan, garnering a huge splash on Famitsu. Namco Bandai, the game's publisher, is the only game company listed, and Famitsu, a relentless cruncher of press releases, hasn't posted any notice of the studio's dissolution.
This is all rather sad or scary - take your pick.
Knights Contract(ナイツコントラクト) [ファミ通.com]