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Youkai Watch, Level-5's tale of a magical watch that lets its user see spiritual beings, released in Japan last July for the 3DS. Localizing software isn't exactly free though, so we've resigned to just imagining what it's ... wait, Level-5 recently filed a trademark for "Yo-kai Watch" with the Un...

January 26th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The majority of Level-5's Guild 01 series has been made available on the 3DS eShop, but the last game in the series was absent from the publisher's initial localization announcement. That missing title is Rental Bukiya de Omasse, a game in which players manage a shop that crafts and sells weapons...

January 12th 2014 at 12:00pm 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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Nintendo has pegged Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, the sixth entry in Level-5's puzzle series, for a February 28, 2014 launch in the US. The news came from this morning's Nintendo Direct presentation. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy revolves around an extinct people known as the Azr...

November 13th 2013 at 12:01pm 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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A new spinoff from the Professor Layton series is on the way to handheld platforms, Level-5 announced during its Vision 2013 conference. Layton 7, which is described as a role-playing game, is in development for iOS, Android and 3DS. Layton 7 stars several inhabitants of a small town and – a...

August 26th 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale (3DS) is a multi-pronged nostalgia assault, combining creator Kaz Ayabe's well-documented love of early 1970's small-town Japan childhood with a fond look back at the Ult...

July 22nd 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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iOS whodunit Layton Brothers: Mystery Room is up to one million downloads after it clued into western markets last month. The sleuthing spin-off, starring Professor Layton's detective son as he checks out 3D crime scenes and gives suspects the third degree, is a free download with two cases include...

July 17th 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Professor Layton series developer Level-5 has launched Layton Brothers Mystery Room, a crime-solving "interactive mystery novella" for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Layton Brothers stars Inspector Alfendi Layton and his assistant Detective Constable Lucy Baker, who must work together to solve...

June 27th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Professor Layton series developer Level-5 is working on a trio of role-playing games for mobile platforms in Japan, according to a report in this week's edition of the Japanese magazine Famitsu. Heading up the series is Wonder Flick, a loot-based RPG featuring a soundtrack by Final Fantasy series...

May 29th 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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The Starship Damrey, the first Guild02 game from Level-5, is available for download in the 3DS eShop today for $7.99. A sci-fi horror adventure game from Kazuya Asano and Takemaru Abiko, The Starship Damrey awakens players in a mysterious place and tasks them with finding out where they are, and...

May 16th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments