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3DS 'Weapon Shop de Omasse' opens on Feb. 20

Weapon Shop de Omasse, the final title in Level-5's Guild 01 series, will reach the 3DS North American eShop on February 20, Nintendo announced today. Omasse's comical, light-hearted plot is the result of a collaboration between Level-5 and comedian Yoshiyuki Hirai. In Omasse, Oyaji and his appren...

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Final game in Guild 01 series rated by Australian Classification board

The majority of Level-5's Guild 01 series has been made available on the 3DS eShop, but the last game in the series was absent from the publisher's initial localization announcement. That missing title is Rental Bukiya de Omasse, a game in which players manage a shop that crafts and sells weapons ...

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Level-5: Layton series sells 15 million, Ni No Kuni 1.4 million

Level-5 sales numbers suggest there's a big pile of cashola sitting beneath that big top hat of Layton's. The Japanese studio shifted 15 million units of the prof's puzzler series alone, along with 1.4 million PS3 and Japan-only DS copies of the glorious Ghibli RPG Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Wi...

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A call for a U.S. release of Guild01's shopkeeping RPG

This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. Whenever I sit down and read an ostens...

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Level-5's Guild01 games coming to 3DS eShop

Level-5 is releasing three of the four minigames from the Guild01 collection on the 3DS eShop in Europe this year, as separate apps. Suda51's "Liberation Maiden," Yoot Saito's "Aero Porter," and Yasumi Matsuno's "Crimson Shroud" will be released in October, November, and December, respectively. Lib...

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Level-5 trademarks names from 3DS 'Guild01' collection in US

Guild01 is a collection of four games on one 3DS cartridge, featuring talent like Suda 51 and Seaman/SimTower creator Yoot Saito. So far, it was only released in Japan, but two new trademarks registered by publisher Level-5 indicate potential for a US release. "Liberation Maiden" and "Crimson Shro...

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No More Heroes, Seaman and Vagrant Story creators making Level-5's 'Guild 01'

Level-5 has assembled a dream team of unconventional game designers for the 3DS "variety" game Guild 01, out in Japan next year. Four creators are each designing a single game, to be collected on a single cart. From Suda 51 comes Kaiho Shojo, a touch-controlled mech shooter starring a schoolgi...

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