Level-5 News


Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story designer leaves Level-5

By Steve Watts, Nov 08, 2012 5:00pm PST

Yasumi Matsuno, best known for his work on Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story, has announced he is leaving Level-5 due to personal reasons.


"Looks like the what happened with FFXII really screwed with the guy's confidence; he didn't last ..."

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Dragon Quest VII remake coming to 3DS

By Steve Watts, Oct 31, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Dragon Quest VII is getting a 3DS port, which will include a fully orchestrated score.


"It makes me happy. I'm not crazy about the main DQ games, but hopefully this means Rocket Slime ..."

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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask review: a puzzling new start

By Steve Watts, Oct 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT

We take a look at Professor Layton's fresh start on Nintendo's new handheld. Does it earn its keep after the DS series ran its course?


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Level-5's Black Box brings Suda 51, Yoot Saito, and Yasumi Matsuno to 3DS eShop

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 04, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Level-5 is opening its "Black Box" later this year. This collection of 3DS games brings together some of Japan's most iconic designers.


"That's what I meant. Will the shmup be any good? Is it weird enough for him?"

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Ni no Kuni preview: otherworldly

By Alan Tsang, Sep 12, 2012 10:00am PDT

With its charming presentation, moving story, and engaging battle system, it's hard not to eagerly anticipate Ni No Kuni.


"shouldn't the opposite be true though that now there are more games to play then ever... "

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Professor Layton 6 to be Hershel's 'final adventure'

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 29, 2012 2:30pm PDT

It's time to say goodbye to Level-5's Professor Layton. The sixth game in the franchise, Layton Kyouju to Choubunmei A no Isan, is being described as the top hat wearing detective's final adventure.


"There's a iOS Layton game that was revealed a while ago but it had to do with two young Layton ..."

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Ni no Kuni: Wizard's Edition announced, is $100

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT

Namco Bandai is readying a collector's edition of Ni no Kuni--a pricey $100 package that includes a 300 page hardcover book.


"Watched ManVsGame play this a few months back. My little sister came by and took a peek at the ..."

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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask coming to the US this November

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 21, 2012 9:19pm PDT

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, the first 3DS entry in the Layton series, is coming to the US. Nintendo of America will localize and publish the game, and it will be available this November.


No ni Kuni making January 2013 Ghiblicious

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 04, 2012 6:00am PDT

Level-5 and Studio Ghibli's RPG Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is now confirmed for a PlayStation release on January 22, 2013, having recently been delayed again.


"I think you are probably 100% right. And I will STILL always use subs whenever possible."

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Ni no Kuni delayed until Q1 2013

By John Keefer, Apr 12, 2012 11:00am PDT

Namco Bandai unveils a new trailer for its upcoming PS3 exclusive RPG Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Unfortunately, the release date has slipped.


"So happy to see this kind of style in a modern game. Looks so awesome. "

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Ni no Kuni delayed to 'winter 2012'

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 15, 2012 2:45pm PST

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Level-5 and Studio Ghibli's collaboration project, is being delayed to winter 2012. But, the game will include both English and Japanese voiceovers.


"I've been a PC gamer for life, and this is the game that I'd get a PS3 for."

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Professor Layton 3DS hitting Europe in 2012

By Steve Watts, Nov 18, 2011 2:45pm PST

A trailer for the European version of Professor Layton and the Last Specter teases a 3DS Layton game to hit next year. Since Layton games tend to come to North America before Europe, this probably means we'll get Mask of Miracle sometime in 2012.


Layton Brothers: Mystery Room coming to iOS

By Steve Watts, Oct 17, 2011 3:15pm PDT

Professor Layton is coming to iOS, with "Layton Brothers: Mystery Room." Level-5 has shown off a logo, but not much else.


"Okay, what the fuck is with the formatting on these? Did I miss something?"

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Suda51 and Yoot Saito collaborating on 'Guild 01' collection for 3DS

By Steve Watts, Oct 12, 2011 11:45am PDT

Goichi 'Suda51' Suda, Yoot Saito, Yasumi Matsuno, and a Japanese comedian named Yoshiyuki Hirai are all working on individual projects to be compiled into a single 3DS game called Guild 01.


"I'm pretty sure that's almost exactly like that game that came out not too long ago..."An Item ..."

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Ni No Kuni gets subtitled for western release

By Steve Watts, Oct 03, 2011 1:45pm PDT

Level-5 has registered for a trademark for Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. The game is due out in North America early next year.


"Unless they meant it both ways, the article is merely talking about adding a "subtitle" to the ..."

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