Level 5 Teaser Site Hints at Guild02 Localisations
Posted by Lee Meyer
The black box returns
After U.S. trademarks were filed for titles that appear to be localisations of Level-5's Guild02 games, Level 5 International America has launched a teaser site similar to the one released for last year's Guild01 series.
The Guild collections include small, unique titles from well-known game designers. Last year, Level 5 released three of the four Guild01 titles in the west. Yoot Saito's Aero Porter and Yasume Matsuno's Crimson Shroud were released on the 3DS eShop, while Suda51's Liberation Maiden saw release on the eShop and iOS. Yoshiyuki Hirai's Omasse Rental Weapon Shop was not localised because the game made heavy use of Japanese cultural references that western audiences wouldn't understand.
Two of Guild02's titles are expected to see western release. Keiji Inafune's Bugs vs. Tanks! and Kazuya Asano's Starship Damrey have been trademarked, while Kazu Ayabe's Monsters Come Out on Friday has not, leading some to speculate that it won't be localised. There's no confirmation of when these titles may be formally announced. This Wednesday, Nintendo will air a 3DS-focused Nintendo Direct episode, so perhaps we will hear something about these games there.
Are you looking forward to the next wave of Guild titles? Are you disappointed that Monsters Come Out on Friday may not be localised? Let us know in the comments section.