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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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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.

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"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.

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"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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"Just ordered the movie off of amazon and I'll be picking this one up some time in the next ..."

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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.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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.

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

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