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Review: Fantasy Life

One of the biggest gripes I hear from friends interested in but hesitant to play Japanese role-playing games is that they're too "complicated." It's a sentiment I've never understood; several take great pains to be accessible and enjoyable ...   read

 
 
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Fantasy Life is almost here, check out every major feature

It feels like we've been waiting forever for Fantasy Life -- and we have! Years, in fact. Japan even got a full expansion before we even got the base game, but here we are with the game launching now in EU territories, and next month ...   read

 
 
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Review: Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

You got chocolate in my peanut butter! You got peanut butter in my chocolate!  Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are great. Personally, my favorite part is the edge, as long as you still get a little bit of peanut butter along with it. It is ...   read

 
 
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Level-5: Yo-Kai Watch goes international next year

Yo-Kai Watch is readying for global expansion, according to Level-5 president Akihiro Hino. Speaking with Zakzak, Hino revealed the studio is eyeing overseas markets in preparation for an international launch sometime next year. It sou...   read

 
 
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Europe gets Level-5 RPG Fantasy Life next month

Level-5's 3DS role-playing game Fantasy Life is releasing in Europe on September 26, 2014, Nintendo has announced. As a reminder, we're getting it here in the States on October 24. This overview trailer is perfect if, like me, you've only ...   read

 
 
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Yo-Kai Watch 2 has sold over two million copies

Yo-Kai Watch 2 only just launched in Japan last month, but the Nintendo 3DS role-playing game has already managed to sell 2,093,992 units, according to the number crunchers at Media Create. Congrats, Level-5! 「妖ö...   read

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

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 opening weekend sa...   read

 
 
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Fantasy Life is one of the easiest simulators ever to pick up and play

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 famous Level-5...   read

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

[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 Japanese market...   read

 
 
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Level-5 ponders world domination for Yo-Kai Watch

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 is a phenomenon...   read

 
 
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Yo! Watch these adorable Yo-kai Watch 2 trailers

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 me...   read

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

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 what its individ...   read

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

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 some time now,...   read

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

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 a 3DS RPG that'...   read

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

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 knees. And even tho...   read

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

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 Eurovision. It's like th...   read

 
 
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Review: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

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 and his spry a...   read

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

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 Day Z and Rust...   read

 
 
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DOOM 4 beta, Yokai Watch & Final Fantasy on PC

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 technically un...   read

 
 
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Review: Inazuma Eleven

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 Mario Bros. and Zel...   read

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

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 all on sale ...   read

 
 
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Review: Weapon Shop de Omasse

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, sort of. It w...   read

 
 
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Yo-Kai Watch

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

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 developer revealed ...   read

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

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 also has an ador...   read

 
 
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Inazuma Eleven

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

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 ...   read

 
 
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