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Level 5 'planning' a PS4 game

Level-5 was listed as one of the third-party developers signed on for PlayStation 4 development. CEO Akihiro Hino told Nikkei (translated by Siliconera) that the company has a specific game in mind for the platform, which is in the "planning" stage now. He indicated that the developer and publisher...

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Level-5's Hino wants to adapt Studio Ghibli's Castle in the Sky

Ni No Kuni is the first collaboration between Level-5 and Japan's famous Studio Ghibli, and Level 5 CEO Akihiro Hino hopes it won't be the last. Speaking during a group interview session at a pre-TGS event at Namco's headquarters in Tokyo, Hino noted that he'd like to work with Studio Ghibli again....

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Level-5 International America would like to develop games

Level-5's mysterious "International America" branch is working on the localization for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, CEO Akihiro Hino tells Siliconera. That kind of thing is the office's responsibility for the time being. "Our US office mainly works to efficiently release the Japanese title...

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Level-5 CEO introduces the new American office

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 g...

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Level-5's US office to make games for American audience

Speaking with Nikkei Trendy, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino offered the first indication as to the activities of the developer/publisher's Santa Monica office. Rather than being merely for localization or American publishing efforts as we supposed, this operation is actually going to make games. "We h...

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Inafune: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright a full collaboration

If you were surprised by the announcement of a Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright crossover game (WHAT), you're not the only one. Even Capcom's global head of production, Keiji Inafune, exhibited some disbelief over the adventurous collaboration in a recent interview with Japanese mag Famitsu (tra...

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Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle to offer daily downloadable puzzles

Level-5 is expanding the Professor Layton franchise into 3D with the new Mask of Miracle, but that added dimension isn't the only expansion taking place in this game. During the Level-5 Vision conference, CEO Akihiro Hino announced that the new 3DS puzzle title will have daily downloadable puzzles ...

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Professor Layton meets Phoenix Wright in crossover 3DS game

Professor Layton VS Gyakuten saiban -- the Japanese name for a new crossover 3DS game that features both Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton -- was revealed last night by Level-5 during a press conference in Tokyo. The game is being developed in collaboration with Capcom, though Ace Attorney creato...

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Level-5 president on making a better Professor Layton for America

With millions of copies sold, Level-5's Professor Layton franchise is an unquestionable hit. Already, the property has spawned one feature-length film, and is expanding to its fifth game in Japan. (The Unwound Future, which was released two weeks ago in America, is the third game in the series.) Wh...

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Capcom and Level-5 partner up for 'truly interesting things'

Even Capcom's Keiji Inafune can agree that the Japanese game industry isn't as "dead" as he says ... as long as Level-5 is around. He's struck up a partnership with Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino. "Even though Mr. Hino is younger, he's someone I respect," Inafune said. The two companies are "working to...

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