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  • Blog Post: Ni No Kuni Games Ship Over One Million Copies

    Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and its Japan only DS counterpart, have surpassed the million mark in terms of copies shipped to retailers. The game, which was a collaboration between video game developer Level-5, publisher Namco Bandai, and Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli, released on... More
  • Blog Post: Inazuma Eleven Soccer RPG Out Today On 3DS

    Looking for something new to play on your 3DS right now? Nintendo and Level 5 have released soccer RPG Inazuma Eleven on the eShop. Players manage a team, teach them new skills like flaming tornado kicks, and use those techniques to overcome the competition. Inazuma Eleven, which has a strong following... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Level 5 Wants To Make More Professor Layton Games

    It's not too surprising to learn that Level 5 wants to make more Layton games, until you consider the conclusive nature of the upcoming Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy. When Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy was confirmed for North America during a Nintendo Direct presentation in April... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] Level-5 Teasing Something Beyond The Door

    Update: A reader has presented some evidence pointing towards exactly what game this tease could be referencing. The small corner of the logo that appears in the tease below matches up with the Layton Brothers: Mystery Room game that released in Japan for iOS devices. Could this mean that Layton Brothers... More
  • Blog Post: Ni No Kuni Developer Announces Three Smartphone Titles

    Level-5, developer of Professor Layton, Dark Cloud, and Ni No Kuni, is creating three new games for iOS and Android devices. The bad news? As of now, they’re releasing in Japan only. One game, Chikyu Kaimetsu teki B-kyo Kanojo, will be available in August. The other two, Wonder Flick and Majin... More
  • Blog Post: Level-5 Registers Three Ambiguous Trademarks

    Level-5, the developer behind games like Ni No Kuni and the Professor Layton series, has trademarked three ambiguous game titles: Wonderflick, Rare Drop Adventurer Note, and Earth Devastating B-rank Girlfriend. Level-5 is responsible for the Guild01 and upcoming Guild02 titles , and it's possible... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Second Ni No Kuni Developer Diary Now

    Join Yoshiyuki Momose, Studio Ghibli Director of Animation, as he talks about his role working on Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. In the second installment of Ni No Kuni developer diaries, Yoshiyuki Momose discusses Studio Ghibli’s part in developing Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and... More
  • Blog Post: Go Behind The Scenes Of Ni No Kuni's Development

    Level 5's CEO Akihiro Hino invites fans inside the famed studio's Fukuoka-based headquarters as he discusses the making of Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch. The first episode of Namco Bandai's look at the making of Ni No Kuni provides an office tour of Level 5 and discusses the studio's... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy Tactics Creator Leaves Level-5

    Yasumi Matsuno isn't a household name, but he worked on titles like Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Final Fantasy XII at Square before moving on to Level-5. Now Matsuno is moving on again. The only game Matsuno made at Level-5 was Crimson Shroud, a 3DS RPG that is part of the Guild01 compilation... More
  • Blog Post: Here's The Japanese Box Art For Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney

    Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney still hasn't been confirmed for North America, but that doesn't mean we can't take a gander at its box art. I think it needs more color. And maybe a few more characters. More
  • Blog Post: Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch Gets A New Trailer For Gamescom

    Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch won't make it to North America until January. Until then, you can check out this new trailer. It has been available in Japan for quite some time. It's currently receiving the localization treatment, but the option will be available to play in Japanese with... More
  • Blog Post: Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch Comes To North America In January

    Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch may have been pushed into 2013, but at least it hasn't been pushed very far. IGN recently posted a new trailer for the game, and at the end the date January 22, 2013 appears. Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch is a PlayStation 3 exclusive. More
  • Blog Post: Studio Ghibli's Level-5 Team-Up Gets A New Name For North America

    We learned last month at Tokyo Game Show that Ni No Kuni, the RPG developed by Level-5 with animation by the beloved Japanese movie house Studio Ghibli, will be coming to North America. Now we know its North American title. Edge reports that the U.S. branch of Level-5 has applied for a trademark on the... More
  • Blog Post: Level-5 Trademarks Little Battlers In U.S.

    Level-5, best known in America for the Professor Layton and Ace Attorney series, recently released an action RPG called Little Battlers in Japan. Now, a trademark filing indicates that the franchise might be coming to the U.S. – and may include much more than just video games. The trademark filing... More
  • Blog Post: Level 5 Has A Message For North American Fans

    Level 5 is an increasingly popular Japanese developer known for creating such titles as the Professor Layton series, the last two Dragon Quest games, and White Knight Chronicles. Recently, the studio expanded to a new North American office. Learn all about it in this new video. In the video below (uploaded... More
  • Blog Post: Professor Layton Film Coming To North America

    Viz Media has announced that it will be distributing the 2009 film Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva in North America. The film has been released elsewhere in both subtitled and dubbed versions, but this marks the first time the film will be officially available stateside. Viz made the announcement... More
  • Blog Post: Professor Layton Royale Heading To Japan

    Level 5, the esteemed developer of the puzzling Professor Layton series, is joining forces with mobile developer DeNA to deliver Professor Layton Royale. The social game will arrive in Japan first, with the possibility of spreading West. The mobile game is a crossover with Kaito Royale, an immensely... More
  • Blog Post: Professor Layton And The Last Specter Coming To America

    It's been a while since we heard anything about Professor Layton and the Specter's Flute, and many gamers assumed the 2009 Japanese DS puzzler would never make it stateside. A new trademark by Level 5 makes it look like it will be coming after all, and with a name change. The trademark is for... More
  • Blog Post: Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright Trailer Is Incredible

    Full disclosure - I don't have much experience with either the Professor Layton series or Phoenix Wright series. But let me tell you, this Japanese trailer for the recently announced 3DS game looks awesome. Combining the problem solving and great personalities of both franchises into one great caper... More
  • Blog Post: First Trailer For Professor Layton's 3DS Debut

    Over here in North America, we've only just received Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, the third game in Level-5's quirky puzzle-solving series, but in Japan they're already preparing for the fifth game. Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracles was originally announced as a DS title... More
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