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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.

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"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?

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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...

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"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.

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"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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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"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?

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"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?

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"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...

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