Level-5 News


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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Ni no Kuni coming to North America 'early 2012'

By Jeff Mattas, Sep 16, 2011 11:30am PDT

Ni no Kuni, the turn-based RPG previously released for the Nintendo DS, is coming to PlayStation 3 in North America in 'early 2012.'


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Professor Layton and the Last Specter coming in October

By Steve Watts, Aug 29, 2011 12:15pm PDT

Professor Layton and the Last Specter will release in North America on October 17. The prequel features a separate RPG called "Professor Layton's London Life" as a bonus.


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Which Level-5 game would you like localized?

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 28, 2011 6:30am PDT

Would you like to see Level-5 localise Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney, or perhaps Studio Ghibli collaboration Ninokuni (The Another World)? The Japanese developer's asking to gauge interest, so get voting.


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