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News: Yokai Watch Anime Spiriting Westward

Yokai Watch Anime Spiriting Westward

Level-5 also teasing an even "bigger" franchise for next year

It's already pretty well known that the runaway hit franchise Yokai Watch has had plans to spread out of Japan and peacefully annex the West into its empire. But in case you were worried they were beginning to forget about us, Level-5 head Akiro Hino recently confirmed that the anime will...

Review: Fantasy Life (3DS)

Fantasy Life (3DS)

It’s a wonderful Life

Fantasy Life, Level-5 and Brownie Brown’s life sim and action RPG, is a game with a long and storied history. Originally announced in Japan for the Nintendo DS/DSi generation of consoles back in 2009, it spent three years in development, seeing a platform upgrade to the Nintendo 3DS, finally releasing in Japan-only on 27th...

News: Yokai Watch Western Release Targeting Next Year, With Toys Also Planned

Yokai Watch Western Release Targeting Next Year, With Toys Also Planned

No detailed plans revealed as yet

Level 5 has been clear that it's exploring its options to bring Yokai Watch to the West, though quite what form it'll take remains intriguing. The popularity of the first title gained additional momentum when the animated TV show took off in Japan, and the sequel — which is a dual release — has well exceeded the...

News: Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright Art Books Coming West from UDON Entertainment

Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright Art Books Coming West from UDON Entertainment

Top-notch finger-pointing for your coffee table

Art direction fanatics who can read this are in for a treat now that UDON Entertainment will be bringing two new art books to English-speaking territories; one for Phoenix Wright's latest "I can't shout OBJECTION! on the bus" screen-tapping epic Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies and...

E3 2014: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney to Finally Have Its Day in North America

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney to Finally Have Its Day in North America

Slated for a 29th August release

One of our time's greatest mysteries has finally been solved: When in the blue-suited, top-hatted blazes will Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney finally make it to North America!? The answer, dear friends, came following the Nintendo Digital Event. North American puzzle-lovers can look forward to...

Review: BUGS vs. TANKS! (3DS eShop)

BUGS vs. TANKS! (3DS eShop)

Repellant

The Guild01 series brought 3DS owners three completely different, off-the-wall, and well-received games. The second iteration of this series, appropriately named Guild02, is already off to another fantastic start with the recent release of The Starship Damrey, a story-heavy science fiction adventure. Now, we’re lucky enough to experience...

News: Level 5: Fantasy Life Will Become A Series

Level 5:  Fantasy Life Will Become A Series

Not just a fantasy

Cutesy 3DS title Fantasy Life has been selling like hot cakes over in Japan with so many copies sold in its first week that the game has reportedly sold out. It's unsurprising then to learn that, during a recent interview with Famitsu, Level 5 has earmarked Fantasy Life as a new franchise for the studio saying it will be made...

News: 3DS RPG Fantasy Life Already Sold Out In Japan

3DS RPG Fantasy Life Already Sold Out In Japan

Hopes of a Western release boosted

Level 5 has a few 3DS games out in Japan that are yet to be confirmed for Western release. Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney has been out since the end of November and just before the New Year the ultra-cute Fantasy Life was made available in both physical and digital form. Fantasy Life is actually developed by...

News: Penélope Cruz Has the Answer in Professor Layton Advert

Penélope Cruz Has the Answer in Professor Layton Advert

Cruz control

Movie star, Oscar winner and one-time moustache-wearer Penélope Cruz has returned for another stint at Nintendo advertising, this time turning her considerable talents to Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. During a break in filming, Ms Cruz and her sister Monica are playing the latest entry in Level 5's puzzle series. Penélope...

News: Professor Layton and the Last Specter Out This Fall on DS

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Out This Fall on DS

Professor still has puzzles to solve

Level 5's multi-million selling Professor Layton series is still going on DS, with Nintendo set to publish the fourth chapter, Professor Layton and the Last Specter, later this year. Expect more puzzles, more mysteries, more animated cut scenes and shedloads more dodgy Cockney accents when the game launches on DS in Fall 2011.

News: Inazuma Eleven Looking to Score in Europe on Friday

Inazuma Eleven Looking to Score in Europe on Friday

But where's the marketing?

You'd think a football game from the creators of the Professor Layton games would be enough to pique the interest of games retailers, but judging from the complete lack of awareness and availability in the marketplace you'd be greatly mistaken. Inazuma Eleven for Nintendo DS launches across the UK and Europe this Friday, but Nintendo has made next-to no noise about the..

News: Drool at this Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Trailer

Drool at this Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright Trailer

Such lovely animation

You know when Level 5 is involved you're going to get some high quality animation, but this animated trailer for the upcoming Professor Layton & Phoenix Wright crossover for 3DS is possibly the studio's best work yet. Why? Because it features more top hats, finger-pointing and Objection!-shouting than anything we've ever...