Level - 5's US & UK Plans

#1 Edited by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

 
 

Fantasy Life 

According to a report in Japanese paper Nishi Nippon Shimbun yesterday, Level-5 intend to set up a subsidiary companies in both the U.S & U.K later this year.  
 
The paper refers to the subsidiaries as "software sales companies," suggesting that they won't be responsible for development of games. The paper states a U.S arm will kick off first in the summer, then later on in the year they plan on setting up a company here in the U.K.  
 
Level-5 has a number of other self-published properties that haven't made it out of Japan yet, my guess is that whatever these companies turn out to be, Level 5 will be looking to aid these titles for release for release here.  
 
This Summer, those of us in Europe have the awesome Inazuma Eleven to look forward to, rather aptly during the football World Cup in South Africa. That great RPG-sports-sim should get the ball rolling nicely. But there's also more quality games to come from Level-5 this year in Japan, and one here naturally wonders if the likelihood of these games turning up in the West increases with this news.  
 
One of the titles in question is a joint project with Mother 3 developers Brownie Brown, on a tittle called Fantasy Life, which I happen to think looks entirely awesome both art design and concept. That game will feature music from Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu, There's also another huge project, with the great Anime house Studio Ghibli, on the title known as The Another World. Of course not forgetting a bunch of Layton titles we in the West are well due now.  
 
Here's hoping we get them all, and a lot sooner now with Level-5's increased focus on the West.
 

Link (Google Translated)  
 
Sorry for any typos, but I am very tired. 
 
http://www.ninokuni.jp/     
http://www.inazuma.jp/inazuma2/index.html  
http://www.inazuma.jp/inazuma3/  
http://www.layton.jp/majin/index.html 
 

 

Level-5 Inc Games 

 
PlayStation 2
 
  • Dark Cloud (2000)
  • Dark Chronicle (Dark Cloud 2) (2002)
  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (2004)
  • Rogue Galaxy (2005)
  • Rogue Galaxy: Director's Cut (2007)
  • [edit]PlayStation Portable
  • Jeanne d'Arc (2006)
  • The Little Battlers (2010)
  • Ushiro (TBA)
 
Nintendo DS  

  • Professor Layton Series
  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village (2007)
  • Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (2009)
  • Professor Layton and The Last Time Travel (2010)
  • Professor Layton and the Specter's Flute (2010)
  • Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracles (2010)
  • Inazuma Eleven Series
  • Inazuma Eleven (2008)
  • Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryokusha: Blizzard (2009)
  • Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryokusha: Fire (2009)
  • Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World (2010)
  • Atamania Series
  • Sloan to McHale Nazo no Monogatari (2009)
  • Sloan to McHale Nazo no Monogatari 2 (2009)
  • Tago Akira no Atama no Taisou Dai-1-Shuu: Nazotoki Sekai Isshuu Ryokou (2009)
  • Tago Akira no Atama no Taisou Dai-2-Shuu: Ginga Oudan Nazotoki Adventure (2009)
  • Tago Akira no Atama no Taisou Dai-3-Shuu (2009)
  • Tago Akira no Atama no Taisou Dai-4-Shuu (2009)
  • Mystery Room (2010)
  • Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (2009)
  • Fantasy Life (2010)
  • Ni no Kuni: The Another World (2010)
 
PlayStation 3
 
  • White Knight Chronicles (2008)
  • White Knight Chronicles EX Edition (2009)
  • White Knight Chronicles 2[1] (TBA)
     
 
Console TBA   

  • Ni no Kuni: The Another World (2010)
  • Inazuma Eleven Break! (TBA)
  • ROID
  • Sloan and McHale's Mystery Story (2009)
  • Professor Layton and the Mansion of the Mirror of Death Remix (2009)
  • Chara Jo Pe (2009)
  • Yuuenchi wo Tsukurou Revolution (2009)
  • Treasure Island (2009)
  • Elf the Dragon (2009)
  • Ni no Kuni Hotroit Stories (2009)
  • Inazuma Eleven Future (2009)
  • Professor Layton's London Life (2009)
  • Danboard Senki (2010)
 
Cancelled
 
  • True Fantasy Live Online (Xbox)    
#2 Posted by Coltonio7 (3156 posts) -

Not Dark Cloud 3?
 
Then whateverrrr.

#3 Posted by jakob187 (21787 posts) -
@Coltonio7 said:
" Not Dark Cloud 3?  Then whateverrrr. "
BINGO! 
 
Fuck Level 5.
#4 Posted by iizcallum (606 posts) -
@Coltonio7 said:
" Not Dark Cloud 3?  Then whateverrrr. "
Ahah that's what I was thinking... Forget White Knight Chronicles 2, we want Dark Cloud 3!
#5 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -

We can only hope that it will end with the opportunity to play some games we would otherwise never have seen in the West.

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