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Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney review: the odd couple

By Steve Watts, Aug 28, 2014 11:00am PDT

Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney takes the best parts of both franchises, but brings their shared baggage along for the ride.


"I'm a little bummed Layton gets the center stage over Phoenix as I like the Ace Attorney more ..."

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Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy review: last piece of the puzzle

By Steve Watts, Feb 25, 2014 10:00am PST

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy closes the second trilogy, and might end up a swan song for the puzzle-loving English gentleman. Is the final conclusion a neat fit?


Weapon Shop de Omasse brings series to U.S. this month

By Robert Workman, Feb 13, 2014 2:55pm PST

As part of its Nintendo Direct announcements today, the company confirmed that it would be bringing the GUILD series to the U.S. for the first time...


"I'll be honest, being a blacksmith in an RPG is a pretty interesting idea. I might look into this."

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RPG-sports game Inazuma Eleven coming to North America

By Steve Watts, Jan 08, 2014 2:45pm PST

Level-5's RPG/sports hybrid Inazuma Eleven is coming to North America in the first quarter of this year, a Nintendo release calendar has revealed.


"Would love to have a 3DS package that had all the three Inazuma Eleven games on one cartridge. ..."

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Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy coming February 28

By Steve Watts, Nov 13, 2013 10:10am PST

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy will be available on February 28, Nintendo announced today.


Layton 7 coming to 3DS and mobile, conspicuously missing Layton

By Steve Watts, Aug 26, 2013 8:00am PDT

Level-5 has announced Layton 7, a role-playing game that has you control various people in a small town. It's coming to 3DS, along with iOS and Android devices.


"DQ3 was very similar. And is my favorite if the series, so perhaps I weighted it a bit heavily."

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Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright coming to 3DS in 2014

By Steve Watts, Aug 07, 2013 7:45am PDT

Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright has finally been confirmed for a western release, and is set to come out in 2014.


Layton Brothers: Mystery Room now free on App Store

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2013 2:30pm PDT

The Professor Layton spin-off Layton Brothers: Mystery Room is available now on iOS devices. The free download includes a prologue and two cases, with extra bundles of cases for sale.


"Its a game designed for cellphones so that sounds about right."

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The Starship Damrey lands on 3DS eShop May 16

By Steve Watts, May 06, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Nintendo has announced that The Starship Damrey, the first game in Level-5's "Guild02" set, is coming on May 16.


"Yeah, it's something like that. Seeing those two names on it made it a day-one purchase for me. ..."

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Level-5 second 3DS collection includes Mega Man creator

By Steve Watts, Apr 17, 2013 12:00pm PDT

During today's Nintendo Direct, the company announced that Level-5's next compilation of games is coming to North America. It includes small projects from Keiji Inafune, Kazuya Asano and Takemaru Akibo, and Kaz Aayabe.


Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy coming in 2014

By Steve Watts, Apr 17, 2013 9:00am PDT

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is coming to North America in 2014, Nintendo announced today.


White Knight Chronicles servers to close in June

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 20, 2013 5:15pm PDT

The online servers for both White Knight Chronicles 1 and 2 are being closed rather unceremoniously on June 18th.


"The multiplayer included a separate 4-player (maybe more?) co-op system where you went and ..."

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Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch review: sitting a spell

By Steve Watts, Feb 11, 2013 11:45am PST

The long-awaited Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has finally been released. Does it meet the high bar set by its pedigree?


"I'm about 50 hours in and I'm still loving it. I would caution that the game is extremely ..."

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Ni no Kuni aiming to recreate 'the good old days' of JRPGs

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 09, 2013 3:15pm PST

JRPGs have become something of a niche genre--a far cry from when games like Final Fantasy VII commanded gamer mindshare. Why has the genre faded so much?


"This is interesting, but goddamn do I wish this dude would stop with the weird voice filter."

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Ni no Kuni demo hits PS3 this week

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 03, 2012 6:45am PST

"With its charming presentation, moving story, and engaging battle system, it's hard not to eagerly anticipate Ni No Kuni," Alan Tsang wrote in our preview of Level 5 and Studio Ghibli's RPG. A downloadable demo will arrive on PlayStation 3 next week so you can see if all th...