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European 3DS owners hoping soccer was less of a sport and more of a histrionic anime drama will be pleased to hear that two entries in the Inazuma Eleven roleplaying game franchise have just received the greenlight for release later this year. According to a tweet from the UK branch of Nintendo, I...

April 9th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Need to know a little more about soccer RPG Inazuma Eleven beyond its surprise reveal-and-release for North America in this week's Nintendo Direct? The first three episodes of the Inazuma Eleven anime are viewable for free on the 3DS eShop. You can find them in the Videos section of Inazuma Eleven...

February 15th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Inazuma Eleven will launch today on the 3DS eShop for $19.99, Nintendo announced during its Nintendo Direct livestream. The eShop-exclusive has players directing players on a soccer field with tactical RPG elements. The game appeared and then disappeared from Nintendo's North American release calen...

February 13th 2014 at 5:34pm 0 Comments
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As quietly as it appeared, Nintendo's listing for an upcoming North American Inazuma Eleven release has vanished. We first reported on this mystery game earlier this week. At the time Nintendo's latest release calendar listed a 3DS game titled simply "Inazuma Eleven" with a "Q1 2014" release win...

January 10th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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North American soccer fans may finally have an opportunity to enjoy Japan's fan-favorite, anime-styled Inazuma Eleven, assuming a new listing on Nintendo's upcoming release calendar is to be trusted. Inazuma Eleven, for those not in the know, is a series of roleplaying games developed by Level-5,...

January 7th 2014 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Level-5 sales numbers suggest there's a big pile of cashola sitting beneath that big top hat of Layton's. The Japanese studio shifted 15 million units of the prof's puzzler series alone, along with 1.4 million PS3 and Japan-only DS copies of the glorious Ghibli RPG Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Wi...

August 27th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Level-5, perhaps best known in the western world as the publisher of the Professor Layton games, has a popular soccer series in Japan called Inazuma Eleven, and Sega doesn't like it. Sega is suing Level-5, alleging patent infringement on a mechanic in Nintendo DS versions of Inazuma Eleven that all...

December 11th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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We'll forgive you if you weren't up late this past Friday evening watching the livestream of Level-5's "Vision" event with us -- it was kind of in the middle of the night. The Japanese publisher showed off several of its upcoming titles, and revealed a few neat surprises (Ghost Watch, anyone?)....

October 17th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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We currently know very little about Level-5's console-based spinoff of the DS soccer RPG Inazuma Eleven. In fact, here's what we know about it: It might be called Inazuma Eleven Break That's actually pretty much it. We don't even know which console or consoles it's being considered for, though...

March 25th 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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A western release of Inazuma Eleven remains a distant and unclear goal, but Level-5 is already up to a third game in the popular soccer RPG in Japan. Having just announced Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge of the World!!, Level-5 has yet to offer many details about the plot or gameplay changes. What is...

February 15th 2010 at 2:42pm 0 Comments
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Professor Layton, White Knight Chronicles, and Dragon Quest IX developer Level-5 is expanding from its Fukuoka, Japan base, founding a new office in Tokyo focused on its ROID mobile gaming platform, overseas business, and "new enterprises." The move could portend worldwide release of the developer's...

January 14th 2010 at 3:45pm 0 Comments