Trailer And Screens Unveiled For Newly Released Title From Level-5 - Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale - 3DS -
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Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale

Trailer And Screens Unveiled For Newly Released Title From Level-5

Out today, Attack Of The Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale is the story of a young boy who's town is overtaken every Friday by massive monsters. Level-5 released a trailer and screenshots that show off the captivating design of this newly downloadable title.

You play as Sohta. In 1971, Sohta's small town is graced by the presence of monsters from television once a week. The objective is to collect "monster cards" and best the other children in the town at trading card battles. Only by winning can Sohta become the boss of the other kids and find out where to go next on his journey.

Considering it is one of the first titles from Level-5 since Layton Brothers Mystery Room, AOTFM looks promising. Originally released as a part of Guild 02 in Japan, it's the third title of the pack to be released behind Bugs Vs. Tanks! and The Starship Damrey. Level-5's previous collection was also brought to the US, Guild 01 and Guild 03 could possibly be in the works.

Attack Of The Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale is available now for 3DS on the Nintendo eShop for $7.99.

Our Take
While the card game is essential to progressing, a good deal of AOTFM's charm is likely to be found in interacting with the townspeople. The character designs and hand-drawn backgrounds definitely make the title worth watching. As to whether or not it is worth playing? The trailer doesn't show enough to answer that question. 

  • I was excited until I saw it was a card game. :(
  • Collecting the best cards, to be the boss of the other kids? Sounds a lot like my elementary school with Pokemon cards. If this game can evoke any of those memories I'm buying.
  • Mod
    Now I know how the civilians feel during a Power Ranger battle. But seriously, this game looks really charming. Reminds me of a Ghibli movie.
  • Card game? Awesome! I am in for $7.99. I wish they would localize Culdcept 3DS.

  • Sounds interesting, but I would like to see more gameplay before I'm sold.

  • Yeah this seems pretty damn charming...I know il forget about it though..

  • Mod

    It looks pretty cool! I will have to look into it more when I have the funds!

  • Sohta...really? hahaha

  • Alright, Level 5, you've had your fun, now back to Professor Layton.

  • OK, but what do the monsters have to actually do with the game? Does he have to defeat them to get their card or something, or just collect it when they get done rampaging? Either way, seems like a cute little game that could bring back that nostalgia of collecting cards and collecting cards. Because no one ever knew how to actually play any of the actual card games, just that mine are better than yours!
  • Will Godzilla be in it?

  • Actually Level 5's newest game Yokai Watch on 3ds launched last week.topping the charts in japan

  • I'm buying it.

  • This looks like the most promising Guild02 game to me. And it's nice to see Level 5 returning to what they do best; charming RPG-style experiences. I hear the creator of this game is the guy who created those My Summer Vacation games for the PSP in Japan - obviously I never played them, but this looks great nonetheless. A shame that not all the Guild creators are known outside of Japan though. Even Aeroporter's Yoot Saito has some fans out here thanks to the weirdos who liked Seaman...

  • Definitely going to buy this. I wish Level 5's Youkai Watch would get localized.

  • Looks great

  • What in the Earth, is that Ultraman, the white guy (02:11)!?