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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
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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
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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

Fantasy Life Link photo
Fantasy Life Link

Fantasy Life Link gets an adorable new trailer


New video is mostly multiplayer-centric
Jul 23
Last we heard, Fantasy Life wasn't up for an international release just yet, but that didn't stop the game from being insanely popular in Japan, and with the newest "Link" expansion, it's only getting bigger. Link offers up ... read
Layton on iOS photo
Layton on iOS

Layton Brothers: Mystery Room hits iOS today


'Who is the mom?' is the real mystery
Jun 27
At some point Professor Layton had a child. We don't know how it was conceived, or whether or not it was through natural or unnatural means, but lo and behold, Alfendi Layton is a real thing, and he's starring in his own iOS ... read
Level-5 top character photo
Level-5 top character

Level-5's most famous character is... the Aero Porter?


Um, what?
Jun 26
To celebrate their 15th anniversary, Level-5 held a fan poll to find out what the current favorite was amongst their colorful stable of characters. As many people know, Professor Layton is a popular Level-5 franchise, alongsi... read
BUGS vs. TANKS! review photo
Honey, we shrunk the soldiers
The idea of shrinking objects and placing them into ridiculous situations is not new. But in the case of Comcept and Keiji Inafune's BUGS vs. TANKS!, it's somehow fitting to pit a tiny World War II German tank battalion again... read feature

Level-5 mobile RPGs photo
Level-5 mobile RPGs

Level-5 announces a trio of mobile role-playing games


Projects feature Final Fantasy composer, Fire Emblem artist
May 30
Ni no Kuni studio Level-5 is developing a set of three role-playing games for mobile platforms, Weekly Famitsu reports. Part of the company's 15th anniversary celebrations, the trio of titles features a few high profile names... read
Fantasy Life photo
Fantasy Life

Fantasy Life will be getting an expansion in Japan


The 'Link' add-on enhances online play
May 23
Readers know that I've been clamoring for an international release of Fantasy Life for quite some time. As a roaring success in Japan, Level-5 has already seen fit to update the game, calling the enhancement Fantasy Life Link... read
Starship Damrey review photo
Lost in space
"This game contains no tutorials or explanations. Part of the experience is to discover things for yourself." Thus reads the disclaimer when you fire up a new game of The Starship Damrey, Level-5's atmospheric sci-fi adventur... read feature

The Starship Damrey photo
The Starship Damrey

Launch trailer for Guild02's The Starship Damrey


The sci-fi eShop adventure is on sale right now
May 16
The first in Level-5's Guild02 triple pack, The Starship Damrey, arrived on the 3DS eShop earlier today for $7.99. A new trailer for the moody sci-fi adventure game has surfaced, featuring choice words from game designer Kaz... read
Guild03? photo
Guild03?

Is Level-5 about to announce Guild03?


Trio of Level-5 trademarks have suddenly appeared
May 04
With the three Guild02 games already out in Japan and the first in the set, Starship Damrey, scheduled for release in the States on May 16, it's time to look towards he future. It's never too soon to start thinking "sequel"! ... read
Guild02 photo
Guild02

Starship Damrey flies to Nintendo 3DS on May 16


First Guild02 title lands on eShop in a couple weeks
May 04
The Starship Damrey is set to touch down on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America on May 16. A survival horror title designed by Kazuya Asano and Takemaru Abiko, it will be the first title from Level-5's Guild02 c... read
Liberation Maiden sequel photo
Liberation Maiden sequel

Report: Liberation Maiden to get sequel on PlayStation 3


We fight for our people!
Apr 17
Liberation Maiden is getting a sequel! Well, sort of. It seems like Grasshopper Manufacture has decided to eschew Shoko's roots, following up last year's 3DS shooter with a visual novel for PlayStation 3. According to Si... read
Professor Layton photo
Professor Layton

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy to hit 3DS in 2014


Prostitute D is a dog
Apr 17
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is set to arrive on North American shores in 2014. After arriving in Japan back in late February, the sixth entry in Level-5's series of puzzlers is slated to arrive in Europe someti... read
Guild02 photo
Guild02

Nintendo Direct: All three Guild02 games coming to US


Yes, even Attack of the Friday Monsters!
Apr 17
It was previously announced that two of the three games in Level-5's Guild02 compilation, Bugs vs. Tanks! and The Starship Damrey, would be localized for the US eShop. Missing from that news was any indication that ... read
Level-5 photo
Level-5

Level-5 discounting Guild01 titles starting this week


And the mysterious black box returns
Apr 15
Three distinct games released under the Guild01 banner on the 3DS eShop are going on sale soon. From Thursday, April 18 through May 30, shmup Liberation Maiden ($4.99), airport sim Aero Porter ($2.99), and role-play... read
Ni No Kuni DS photo
Ni No Kuni DS

There may be hope yet for a Ni No Kuni DS localization


A Namco Bandai executive reportedly isn't opposed to the idea on 3DS
Apr 11
For months now, fans, or prospective fans who don't own a PS3, have been clamoring for a localization of the DS version of Ni No Kuni, which Namco Bandai shut down to due "translation issues and costs regarding the Wizard's C... read
Level-5 PS4 photo
Level-5 PS4

Ni no Kuni developer Level-5 working on PS4 game


Hopefully it's Dragon Quest VIII-2
Apr 09
What's next for the team behind Ni no Kuni? A mysterious new PlayStation 4 project, apparently. Level-5 boss Akihiro Hino confirmed as much in a recent interview with Nikkei Trendy. Currently in the planning stages, Hino... read






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