October2018

  • News Famitsu Teasing "Possible Revival" For A Cancelled Level-5 Game

    What could it be?

    The Japan-based developer and publisher Level-5 is best known by Nintendo fans for charming series like Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven and in more recent times Yo-Kai Watch. Originally established in 1998, the company is now 20-years old. In celebration of Level-5's 20th anniversary, Famitsu is teasing an interview with the...

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  • News Level-5 Is Working On At Least One Nintendo Switch Game

    Yokai Watch? Layton? Ni no Kuni?

    With E3 right round the corner it's fair to speculate about what new titles we'll see at the show, and Level-5 has set chins wagging by confirming that it has at least one Switch game in development. The studio - best known for Ni no Kuni, Professor Layton and the Yo-kai Watch series -...

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December2016

  • Video Embrace the Weirdness of Snack World, Level-5's Next Big Thing

    Deliciously strange

    Level-5 has been a successful company for quite some time, but the viral success of Yo-kai Watch in Japan took it to another level. Though the company had previously dabbled with 'cross-media' franchises with the likes of Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven, the idea's been exploited to the full with the Pokémon challenger. The...

November2016

October2016

  • News Level-5 Planning To Support Nintendo Switch But Won't Have Any Games At Launch

    "We'll work with it as soon as we figure out how to take advantage of it"

    Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino has confirmed that the studio plans to make games for the Nintendo Switch, but admits that he's still not sure how to make the most of the console's unique setup. Level-5 has been a staunch supporter of Nintendo systems in the past, creating the...

  • News Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki Confirmed for Japan

    Another souped up release

    Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura arrived in Japan during the Summer, and though the latest dual release fell short of the launch sales of its predecessor, it was nevertheless another success for Level-5. The developer and publisher isn't planning to slow down with the series, either. Copying the strategy from Yo-kai Watch...