Following yesterday evening’s news that the next game in the Professor Layton series will hit Japan on July 20, publisher Level-5 has now revealed that the new game starring the professor’s daughter will be available worldwide that very day—on iOS and Android, but not Nintendo 3DS.
Level-5's next big game The Snack World: Trejarers will be released in Japan on July 13. A new trailer gives a closer look at the 3DS title, which has an RPG setting, but with smartphones and modern convenience stores. Nintendo calls it a “hyper casual fantasy.” No word about an international release.
Here’s your first look at the new Inazuma Eleven anime. Titled Inazuma Eleven Ares no Tenpin, it’s the latest entry in Level-5's soccer series. The show will be broadcasting this October in Japan.
Here’s the latest trailer for Level-5's newest project The Snack World. It will get a TV anime series in Japan starting this spring, a 3DS game this summer, and an smartphone title this December. Might be worth keeping an eye out on this one.
Many people have pinged me asking what Hasbro is showing for Yo-Kai Watch at Toy Fair. We’ll have to wait until we’re closer to season three to see new toys, but they did have connectable Wibble Wobble figures, as mimicked here by the best demo guy ever, Eric. Eric Von Demoguy.
Level-5 recently showed off its upcoming Inazuma Eleven game. The hardware is still TBA, but as folks are pointing out in Japan, it sure doesn’t look like a Wii U title or a 3DS one, for that matter. Hrm...
A fourth (yes, fourth!) Yokai Watch movie has been announced. It will be released in winter 2017 in Japan. Wonder if they’ll do a fifth? I bet they do!
Don’t expect a Level-5 game for the Nintendo Switch’s launch. Level-5 honcho Akihiro Hino is quoted (via Siliconera) as saying, “there surely won’t be a title of ours on launch, but when we find the way to take advantage of it, we will work with it.”
The upcoming Yokai Watch movie is part anime, part live-action and all bonkers.
Japan’s highest grossing film of 2015 is pretty silly. Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie, making its U.S. debut at a special Fathom Events theater showing this weekend, keeps the wacky humor of the television show rolling, even when the fate of the entire world is at stake.
Here’s the English-language trailer for the Yokai Watch movie. As ANN points out, this is the dubbed version of the first film, which will be shown in select U.S. theaters on October 15.
The highest grossing Japanese movie of 2015 is coming to North American theaters next month for an entire day! Level-5 and Eleven Arts are bringing the English version of the time-tripping first Yo-Kai Watch movie to select U.S. theaters on October 15.
Don’t fret! Level-5 is still making Ni no Kuni II. That is, lots of Level-5 is making it.
The second season of Yo-Kai Watch cartoon kicks off today on Disney XD, introducing U.S. viewers to the latest in wearable supernatural tech. And who better to usher in the next generation Yo-kai Watch than a shark in a turtleneck and jeans?
Level-5's Layton series has a new protagonist. Meet Lady Layton.
There’s a new Professor Layton in development, reports Famitsu. The game, which is apparently part of the mainline series, doesn’t seem as though it will star Layton as its protagonist. Details are scant and more will be revealed next month at the Level-5 Vision event in Japan.
“Basically, from here on out, we want to make our games totally compatible with smart phones,” Level-5 founder Akihiro Hino recently told Nikkei Trendy. Hino also said it was necessary to bring console versions over, adding that recently children have been playing games on the smartphone.
Pulling a Pokemon for the second installment of Level-5's kid-friendly ghost-hunting series, Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits come to the U.S. 3DS this fall, along with a ton of corresponding merchandise.
In a somewhat unexpected move, Yokai Watch characters are coming to Final Fantasy XIV in a future update.