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News: Professor Layton Franchise Sales Hit 15 Million, Guild Downloads Reach 400,000

Professor Layton Franchise Sales Hit 15 Million, Guild Downloads Reach 400,000

Ni No Kuni performed well on DS

Today seems to be Level-5 day, courtesy of its Vision press conference in Japan. From a Nintendo gamer's perspective the big news is that the peculiar-looking Layton 7 is confirmed for the 3DS, while new RPG Wonder Flick is coming to the Wii U in Japan and, hopefully, West in the future. Alongside new game reveals,...

Weirdness: Level-5 Flies Straight With its Favourite Character Poll Wallpaper

Level-5 Flies Straight With its Favourite Character Poll Wallpaper

Well played

A little while ago we shared the peculiar news that a load of online pranksters had voted for the Aero Porter plane as their 'favourite' Level-5 character. It was a poll to celebrate the company's 15th anniversary, and pleas for the vote to be taken seriously were clearly ignored — we feel confident saying that these were pranksters,...

News: Level-5 Has No Plans To Bring Any Titles To New Systems Just Yet

Level-5 Has No Plans To Bring Any Titles To New Systems Just Yet

Currently observing "how technology advances"

Level-5, the Japanese developer behind titles such as Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Inazuma Eleven, the Guild01 and 02 collections and a whole heap more, is celebrating its 15th anniversary later this year. The time has certainly flown by and in an interview with Famitsu - helpfully translated...

News: Level-5 Registers Three New Trademarks

Level-5 Registers Three New Trademarks

Could they be Guild 03 related?

Level-5's Guild 02 titles are already out in Japan and are on their way to the West. The Starship Damrey will be released first - 16th May in North America - and will be followed by Bugs vs. Tanks! and Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale. There's been no official news on any development of a Guild 03 series...

News: New Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney Trailer Points the Finger

New Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney Trailer Points the Finger

More puzzling gameplay details solved

Capcom and Level-5 have revealed more details about the gameplay in the latest trailer for upcoming crossover title Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney. The game will feature a combination of elements from both series, switching between Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright. Layton’s segments will see the player...

News: Yasumi Matsuno Steps Away From Level-5

Yasumi Matsuno Steps Away From Level-5

Taking a well deserved - but not permanent - break

It has been announced that Yatsumi Matsuno has left Level-5, the developers behind the Professor Layton series. Matsuno tweeted to his followers that he was retiring from the company due to personal reasons which he didn't state. Matsuno had only joined Level-5 in June last year and had been...

News: Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Trailer Showcases New Features

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Trailer Showcases New Features

"Every (downloadable) puzzle has an answer"

With only a few weeks until its Western release, Level-5 and Nintendo have released a brand new trailer for Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, which shows off a handful of new features. Taking full advantage of the 3DS hardware, Layton's latest adventure is fully rendered in 3D, and comes jam-packed...

News: Witness Layton's 'Last Adventure' In New 3DS Trailer

Witness Layton's 'Last Adventure' In New 3DS Trailer

Yet another Level-5 trailer

Today Level-5 has most definitely been leading the pack at Tokyo Game Show, showing off all its upcoming 3DS titles and wowing the crowds with gorgeous new trailers. Earlier today we reported the newly released trailers of Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney and Fantasy Life, and now we bring you the brand new trailer for...

News: Take a Look at Level-5's Fantasy Life TGS Trailer

Take a Look at Level-5's Fantasy Life TGS Trailer

It's all kinds of cute

Level-5 is keeping itself very busy at the moment, with the development of the upcoming Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, as well as possibly the cutest RPG you will ever come across, Fantasy Life. The new trailer from Tokyo Game Show shows off the customisation features, some of the 20 playable jobs (such as a fisherman,...

News: Capcom and Level-5 Reveal Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney TGS Trailer

Capcom and Level-5 Reveal Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney TGS Trailer

Showing both styles of gameplay

If you were ever concerned that one of the two franchises in Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney would overshadow the other, then fear not, as this brand new trailer hot from Tokyo Game Show should put all your worries at bay. The trailer demonstrates not only the integration of the two art styles, but also the...

Talking Point: The Future of Professor Layton

The Future of Professor Layton

A puzzle yet to be solved

Thanks to its unique control interface and dual-screens, the DS generation has paved the way for some of the most diverse games ever committed to cartridge, perhaps none more so than the Professor Layton series. Ask a number of people ten years ago whether they would be interested in playing a game that tasks you with...

News: New Professor Layton Title Confirmed for iOS and Android

New Professor Layton Title Confirmed for iOS and Android

Taking investigations beyond Nintendo

The Professor Layton series has become rather popular on Nintendo DS and 3DS, with the first of the latest handheld's entries arriving outside of Japan in late October. It's much-loved in Japan, especially, with manga, novels and a movie — Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva — all being released, the...

News: Guild01 Could be Coming to North America

Guild01 Could be Coming to North America

Join up

Have you been looking forward to Level-5's Guild01, the 3DS collection that gathers together four games from renowned developers? You might be in luck, as some trademarks have been uncovered that suggests it could be on the way to North America. Siliconera has been doing some digging around and discovered trademarks listed for Crimson...

News: Time Travelers Live Action Advert is All Tears

Time Travelers Live Action Advert is All Tears

Why so serious?

Level-5 has been very cryptic so far with information about its upcoming release of Time Travelers in Japan this week, and things aren't about to get any clearer with these two latest trailers. Even with only three days before its launch on Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita, and ten days until Time Travelers releases on PSP, Level-5 are...