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Level-5 CEO hints at North American releases for Ni no Kuni, Inazuma Eleven

Level-5 fans have a lot to look forward to. Akihiro Hino, president of Level-5, confirmed to Nintendo Power that some of its original non-Layton games would be coming Stateside, specifically Inazuma Eleven and Ni no Kuni: The Another World. It appears the company is already making good on its promi...

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Level-5 opening office in Santa Monica

Professor Layton, Dragon Quest IX, and White Knight Chronicles developer Level-5 is moving forward with its plan to establish an office in the US. Level-5 International America Inc. will open in Santa Monica, California this September. The company will further expand in 2011 with an office somewhere...

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Level-5 working on 'Time Travelers' for new hardware

This week's Famitsu (via Andriasang) outs a new project from Professor Layton and Dragon Quest IX developer Level-5: "Time Travelers," the first game out of Level-5's Tokyo office. The project is a collaboration between producer Akihiro Hino and Jiro Ishii, who directed "sound novels," like the accl...

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Level-5 CEO tweets hints about console Inazuma Eleven game

We currently know very little about Level-5's console-based spinoff of the DS soccer RPG Inazuma Eleven. In fact, here's what we know about it: It might be called Inazuma Eleven Break That's actually pretty much it. We don't even know which console or consoles it's being considered for, though t...

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Level-5 considers opening US office

During the same event in which Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino teased new Wii and PS3 games, he also suggested that the company may be setting up operations in the US. According to our own imperfect translation of 4Gamer's summary of statements, "Mr. Hino, in order to release software overseas, spoke about...

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Japanese game devs give their verdicts on TGS

While plenty of games press and hardcore fans flocked to 2009's Tokyo Game Show, attendance was down versus last year, and developers noticed. "The total attendance is down from last year, but myself, it felt less like a crush of people and more like a fun festival atmosphere like we used to have,...

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Puzzling: No plans for Wii Professor Layton

Everything is improved with waggle. It's a fact. Scientifically proven. And yet, Level 5 CEO Akihiro Hino has still seen fit to crush everyone's hopes of a waggle-infused Professor Layton. Hino told Official Nintendo Magazine that the upcoming Professor Layton and the Last Time Travel will conclude...

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Level-5's CEO on lessons learned from Professor Layton's first adventure

In Level-5's homeland of Japan, the top-hat wearing sleuth Professor Layton is well past his originally planned trilogy, but North American gamers have only recently caught up to the second game in the franchise. According to Level-5 president and CEO Akihiro Hino, a combination of localizing the ...

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Mizuguchi, Suda 51 weigh in on E3's new motion controllers

In this week's Famitsu, three major Japanese developers discussed this year's E3 and how they feel about the various motion technology displayed. Grasshopper Manufacture's Suda 51, Q Entertainment's Tetsuya Mizuguchi and Level-5's Akihiro Hino all somewhat agree on what they see as the future of g...

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Level-5: White Knight Chronicles riding into North America

Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino has confirmed that the PS3's White Knight Chronicles is coming to North America, though no release window has been announced. This should come as good news to JRPG fans, especially those who like having "Chronicles" in their titles. In an interview with GameTrailers, Hino ...

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