Level-5 is working on a new entry in its soccer-themed RPG Inazuma Eleven, Famitsu reports. The game will feature a new protagonist and is set on an island in the shape of the Japanese character イ (which is written as “i” in Roman letters). More will be revealed next month at the Level-5 Vision event.
Did you watch the match between Japan and Brazil last night? Neymar scored four goals against Japan in a 4-0 win. Not pretty if you're a Samurai Blue fan! At least the game gave us one unexpected thing: Yokai Watch ads.
For a long time now, Americans have been curious about Inazuma, the crazy-popular soccer-RPG series that has sold by the truckload in Japan and Europe. Today, we finally get to check it out for ourselves.
New Inazuma Eleven is coming to Japan this fall...as an online game. And it's name? Inazuma Eleven: Online. Now, that's clever. Starting this winter on PC, it's free-to-play with microtransactions. No word on Western releases.
Sega is suing the crap out of Level-5. Best known for the Professor Layton puzzle games, Level-5 isn't taking this one lying down.
In the West, Level-5 is perhaps best known for the Professor Layton puzzle games. In Japan, the Fukuoka-based game company is also famous for its Inazuma Eleven soccer games. Those games are at the center of a lawsuit.
Level-5, the folks behind Professor Layton, are bringing the first three Inazuma Eleven Nintendo DS games to the 3DS with sharper graphics. Above, you can see how the original graphics stack up to the 3DS ones.
The vast, vast majority of Japanese game studios are bland, boring office affairs. Even the entryway for Nintendo's Kyoto headquarters is nothing to write home about. This, however, is. So start writing.
While official DLC is growing increasingly ridiculous in the way it fragments a video game, it would be wrong to write off the entire concept just because some publishers want to fuck you over for money.
You think only male nerds are scary? Wrong! Japanese voice actor Shinnosuke Tachibana is so freaked out by some of his female fans that he actually asked them to stop tailing him.
Level-5, the studio responsible for Professor Layton, is working on a new piece of game hardware: An all-purpose arcade cabinet for its games.
This December, the Nintendo 3DS is getting one of Japan's most popular games, soccer role-playing title Inazuma Eleven. The latest entry will be released in two versions: "Shine" and "Dark". [ファミ通]
Inazuma Eleven ("Lightning Eleven") is a soccer role-playing game from Level-5. Samurai Eleven is a soccer sim from Square Enix. You'd think if someone was going to make a clone, they'd at least change the sport. And the font. You'd think.
Well, it's name. Fans of professional American sports will be used to seeing stadiums named after companies. Insurance companies, banking companies, telecommunications companies. It's a shame, then, that unlike in Japan, none of them are named after video game developers.
Inazuma Eleven, the soccer role-playing series, is getting a new entry, and yep, it's in 3D.
Clean up on aisle six! Japanese supermarkets are awash with gaming-related food and snacks.
Today, the Nintendo DS game from Professor Layton developer Level-5 and My Neighbor Totoro creator Studio Ghibli goes on sale in Japan. How's it going to do? Well, how do you think it's gonna do?