Level-5's "International America" office is now up and running in Santa Monica, California, ready to begin doing ... whatever that office will be doing. In a video posted on the official website, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino outlined the operations of Level-5 IA. The office will "not only release games developed in Japan," he said, "but we are also planning to create original content for the US." Neither he nor the website mentions any specific projects undertaken at IA.
Hino acknowledged the differences between the Japanese and American markets -- effectively ruling out the 3DS hostess RPG -- "but we hope to make innovative games that our fans in the US will enjoy."
The company also posted a photo tour of its new offices. We're sure you'll be shocked to hear that they're beautiful.