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Yo-Kai Watch 2 photo
Yo-Kai Watch 2

Level-5's latest RPG has people dancing in the streets


Nothing sells videogames like a flash mob, you know.
Jul 16
Yo-Kai Watch 2 is officially a hit. The 3DS role-playing game from Ni no Kuni studio Level-5 sold 1.28 million copies in first four days on the Japanese market. Good lord. Actually, the latest estimates put the ope... read
Fantasy Life preview photo
Play how you want
During a hands-on Nintendo event, I was given the option to play a number of upcoming games -- naturally, I gravitated towards Fantasy Life, which I've been waiting a few years to see in action overseas. Developed by the... read feature

Yo-Kai Watch 2 photo
Yo-Kai Watch 2

Yo-Kai Watch 2 sells 1.28 million in just four days


Level-5's 3DS role-playing game is off to a hot start -- to put it mildly
Jul 15
[Update: Japanese sales tracking authority Media Creates estimates the figure of Yo-Kai Watch 2 opening weekend sales to be over 1.31 million.] Yo-Kai Watch 2 sales eclipsed 1,281,096 units after a mere four days on the ... read
Yo-Kai Watch photo
Yo-Kai Watch

Level-5 ponders world domination for Yo-Kai Watch


Yo-Kai Watch 2 out today in Japan
Jul 10
Level-5 is considering international expansion for its popular Yo-Kai Watch franchise "in a big way," company president Akihiro Hino revealed to Weekly Famitsu. It isn't hard to see why. The Pokémon-like property ... read
Level-5 RPG photo
Level-5 RPG

Yo! Watch these adorable Yo-kai Watch 2 trailers


That music!
Jun 23
Woops, made myself sad again that Japan gets Level-5's Yo-kai Watch 2 and we haven't even gotten the first. I spotted at least two awesome cat monsters I just want to be friends with and give three in one tick, flea, and heart worm medicine to.  read
Fantasy Life photo
Fantasy Life

Check out the inner workings of Level-5's Fantasy Life


Nintendo's Treehouse delivers again
Jun 13
After announcing Level-5's Fantasy Life life-simulation RPG during Nintendo's Treehouse event, the product development team took some time out to stream the game to provide some additional details on how the game works and w... read
Prof. Layton vs. Phoenix  photo
Prof. Layton vs. Phoenix

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is finally getting a Western release


It's about time.
Jun 10
Thank you, based Level-5! After announcing Fantasy Life, Nintendo revealed that we've also got this gem of a game to look forward to from the Yokai Watch developer (and Capcom too, of course.) We've been clamoring for it for... read
Fantasy Life photo
Fantasy Life

Level-5 is doing us a solid and bringing us Fantasy Life


It's no Yokai Watch, but it's still awesome
Jun 10
Level-5 is bringing its glorious MMO-inspired Fantasy Life to Western gamers, and it looks to be every bit of a treat. Combining Animal Crossing-like sensibilities with the role-playing and combat of an MMO, Fantasy Life is ... read
Yo-kai Watch photo
Yo-kai Watch

I just really want this Yo-kai Watch 3DS XL, okay?


I don't really care if I have to import it
May 21
Is there a time in your life when you can have too many Nintendo 3DS units in your home? If I were to purchase every single system I like on a whim, I think I'd find out soon enough. This Yo-kai Watch 3DS XL is the bee's knee... read
Yo-kai Watch 2 photo
Yo-kai Watch 2

Reminder: Be sad you aren't playing Level-5's Yo-kai Watch 2


Kawaii ghosts
May 15
Oh my gosh, that music is just as good as the music from the first Yo-kai Watch. Give it here, Level-5. Ni no Kuni did well enough and Bravely Default et al. have shown JRPG will sell on the 3DS in the Americas and Eurovisio... read
Professor Layton review photo
Puzzle solving is a most gentlemanly pursuit
With five previous games and one movie under his belt, Professor Layton's reputation precedes him. Since 2007's Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Level-5 has been giving players control of the eminent gentleman Layton... read feature

Ni no Kuni sales photo
Ni no Kuni sales

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has sold over 1.1M


Now for Ni no Kuni II: Wrath of Kahn
Mar 10
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has passed 1.1M worldwide sales since its January 2013 release. Which maybe doesn't seem like that much with Tomb Raider needing five times that for profitability and unfinished games like... read
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DTOID News is wearing a dumb scarf
Hey everybody, I’m back from Japan! And here’s your quasi-timely news update for the first two thirds of this week. Irrational Games closed, pre-ordering Wolfenstein: The New Order gets you a beta for the new and... read feature

Inazuma reviewed! photo
A near perfect shot
When I was a young kid, I loved nothing more than playing classic sport video games like Bases Loaded, Blades of Steel, Double Dribble, Tecmo Bowl, and Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!. While I enjoyed the likes of Super Mari... read feature

Guild 01 photo
Guild 01

Don't forget: Every Guild 01 and 02 3DS game is on sale


Until February 23rd
Feb 20
Weapon Shop de Omasse, the one missing game that needed to be localized to complete Level-5's Guild 01 and 02 collections on the 3DS eShop, is finally here. But if you haven't checked out the rest of the pack, they're al... read
Weapon Shop review photo
Sharpest tool in the shed
Level-5's Guild series started out as a bizarre anthology of pint-sized experiences from industry veterans. Initially released in Japan during the spring of 2012, the package would come to western shores later that year. Well... read feature

Yo-Kai Watch photo
Yo-Kai Watch

Level-5 reports Yo-Kai Watch has sold over 500,000


Not including digital sales
Feb 19
Perfect timing, right?Just this morning Level-5 reached out to its western fans to see if there was any interest in a Yo-Kai Watch localization due to its high amount of success in Japan. Following that inquiry, the deve... read
Level-5 photo
Level-5

Level-5 wants to know if you want Yo-kai Watch


I do!
Feb 19
In Japan, Level-5 has crafted a game (for 3DS) and anime series called Yo-kai Watch. It stars a boy named Keita who opens up a capsule toy and finds a magic watch that can identify ghosts, to hilarious results. He a... read
Inazuma Eleven photo
Inazuma Eleven

Inazuma Eleven drops on the 3DS eShop...today!


A surprise announcement from Nintendo Direct
Feb 13
Remember when we reported that Inazuma Eleven was probably releasing in North America on the 3DS eShop, and then the listing mysteriously disappeared? Well it looks like Level-5 was saving it for today's Nintendo Direct, as it will be available on the eShop today. Sweet! read
Weapon Shop de Omasse photo
Weapon Shop de Omasse

Weapon Shop de Omasse to be released this month


Coming February 20th
Feb 13
When the Guild 01 and 02 Collections dropped overseas, we were missing one game -- Weapon Shop De Omasse. We already reported that the lack of a localization was due to a large amount of text, but eventually I guess the juice was worth the squeeze, and it was announced for a worldwide release. Billed as a "comedic RPG," Omasse will be released on February 20th on the 3DS eShop. read
Weapon Shop De Omasse photo
Weapon Shop De Omasse

Guild 01's missing Weapon Shop game getting localized


Weapon Shop De Omasse
Jan 09
America may have gotten the vast majority of Level-5's Guild 01 and Guild 02 collections, but it was missing one game -- Weapon Shop De Omasse. According to Level-5, the game would have taken far too long to localize given al... read
Level-5 new in 2014 photo
Level-5 new in 2014

Level-5 wants to 'surprise' fans in 2014 with new game


I'm still waiting for Fantasy Life
Jan 07
Fantasy Life took off in Japan, and as a result, has substantially raised Level-5's coffers beyond all of the other successful projects they had in 2013. Speaking to 4Gamer, a few key developers noted that the Fantasy Life&nb... read
Ni No Kuni soundtrack photo
Ni No Kuni soundtrack

Mega-fan re-scores Ni No Kuni out of respect for composer


Sam Joseph Delves loves this game
Nov 08
Despite its shortcomings, Ni No Kuni is one of my favorite games of this year, bar none. In fact, depending on how I feel at the end of December, it may even be my outright Game of the Year, amidst everything I've playe... read
Wonder Flicl PS4 photo
Wonder Flicl PS4

Level-5 JRPG Wonder Flick gets a PS4 teaser trailer


Unless you want to be rent asunder, click
Sep 25
Our previous look at Level-5's adorable new RPG scored by Final Fantasy's Nobuo Uematsu was tempered because it is a free-to-play mobile title. It's meant to release in Japan this November on Android and iOS. However, some w... read
Level-5 game sales photo
Level-5 game sales

Layton series has sold over 15 million units


Level-5 also reveals sales of Ni no Kuni, Inazuma Eleven, and the Guild games
Aug 28
Level-5 has kicked the fans in the collective nuts with the complete tonal shift that is Layton 7. That must mean the games are on their last legs and can no longer make bank on Nintendo handhelds alone, right? Not likely if ... read
Layton 7 photo
Layton 7

Layton 7 for 3DS and mobile is not MY Layton


This is how it starts
Aug 28
I... I brought this upon myself. I said that Layton Brothers: Mystery Room was a great game. I said it was an excellent iOS companion to the traditional Layton series. I never should have had faith that a major gaming compan... read
Level-5 photo
Level-5

Level-5's next role-playing game is Wonder Flick


The 'L' and the 'I' together kind of look like a 'U'
Aug 26
Level-5's got a new role-playing game that has a cutesy art style (yay!) and composer Nobuo Uematsu (double yay!) but it's a free-to-play mobile title. The basic hook of Wonder Flick is that commands are issued by flick... read
Layton Brothers review photo
A gentleman leaves no murder unsolved
Despite my affection towards the Professor Layton series, I felt no compulsion to download Layton Brothers: Mystery Room when it released a couple months back. I'm not against mobile gaming, nor do I believe it's impossible f... read feature

Friday Monsters review photo
Pacific Ghibli Rim
Children see the world from a lower vantage point than adults. They're closer to the smaller things, the things they're more able to control. They're also more able to stand back and see the bigger picture in ways that adults... read feature

Layton vs. Ace Attorney photo
OBJECTION!
[Update: European release also confirmed.] Late last year, Japan got an amazing crossover in Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney -- leaving everyone else in the dark as to when it would be announced worldwide. But due to today... read feature







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