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Liberation Maiden goes to PS3 with Liberation Maiden SIN

Ah, Liberation Maiden. At first it seemed like something of a throwaway novelty, a 3DS shoot 'em up designed by Level-5 and Goichi "Suda 51" Suda and part of the Guild 01 anthology of auteur-driven titles. And in some ways it was, bei...

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Level 5's Youkai Watch has a new gameplay trailer

Level 5 can be pretty hit or miss with the way they treat their franchises. Most of their big series suffer from overly frequent releases that hurt their sales. That being said, Level 5 did some great work last year, and I'm crossing my fi...

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Import Review: Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney

Even after watching the end credits roll, it's hard to believe that Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney even exists. I don't think anybody could have ever expected Level-5 and Capcom to collaborate on a crossover game featuring two of their mo...

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Go West! Week Forty-One: Professor Phantasy Boob Ninjas

Welcome back to Go West!, your weekly column about Japanese games, Idea Factory, and boob ninjas. This week? Lots of games! Feels like it's been a while since we've had such a packed week. Edition 41 brings with it a host of big releases th...


Burn up! A free dragon familiar DLC joins Ni no Kuni

I bet many folks on here are having a blast with exploring the other world in Ni no Kuni. Whether you have beaten the game or not,North American players will be able to download a free familiar on February 12th (Europe already ha...


Review: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Oh god, it's finally here. I was somewhat dreading the moment I'd come to review Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Not because I thought it was terrible or that people would hold another opinion than my own, but rather because I'm not q...


Lend your ears to Ghibli's take on Ni no Kuni's making

It was a magnificent treat to see the inside of Level-5's studio, as we hear Ahikiro Hino and Ken Motomura talk about their work on Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch. Today, they are joined by Ghibli's Yoshiyuki Momose, who worked as the...


Preview: Ni no Kuni

It's been less than a week since the Ni no Kuni demo landed on the PlayStation Network for Studio Ghibli and Level-5 fans alike to clamour over. It offers two trips into the game, each at about 25 minutes long apiece, but perhaps that isn't...


Take a peek into the creation of Ni no Kuni's world

After playing the demo for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, I am looking forward to playing the actual game. If you enjoyed the demo as much as I did, then you are in for a treat today, since we are taking a look inside Level-5's stud...


Sweet joy! Ni no Kuni is getting a demo this week

I knew that it was a good timing when my PS3 came in last Friday, since the gods of sweet victory are shining before me! And why's that? Because the demo of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is coming to the PS3 on Tuesday for ...


Puzzles and cases combine in Layton vs Wright's new PV

I bet most of you were jumping out of your seats when you all found out that Bones was handling the animated cutscenes for Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney. And today, the icing on the cake gets even more sweeter, because the puz...


Final Impressions: Mobile Suit Gundam AGE

I began with a fairly positive impression of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE. It had a lot of promise, with the premise of a three generation arc over the course of a hundred years. Not only that, but writing duties were passed off to the folks at L...


Layton Brothers: Mysterious Room hits iOS Sep. 21

Well that came out of nowhere! Some of you folks might remember the iOS Professor Layton spinoff, Layton Brothers, that was announced quite a while back. A mix of Ace Attorney's investigation sequences and Professor Layton puzzles, this iOS...


Gundam Age video game to evolve into two versions

I think we have found the answer to why Level-5 has taken their sweet time with the upcoming Gundam Age game for the PSP. It turns out that they are taking the Pokémon route by releasing two versions of the game in the form of Univer...


Level 5's Time Travelers jumps to shelves this July

Level 5's upcoming Nintendo 3DS/Playstation Vita adventure game, Time Travelers, will apparently be hitting Japanese stores on July 12 according to this official post on Sony's Playstation Blog. I have no idea if this applies to the 3DS ver...


Level-5's Guild 01 has four games by Japanese masters

Somehow Guild 01 has flew under my radar, despite sounding like an awesome collection of what are essentially big-budget indie projects. Level-5 has gathered four different game designers together to create four different types of games on...


Ni no Kuni has more content for the West, possible sequel

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, the gorgeous RPG from Level-5 and Studio Ghibli, isn't releasing in the West this year. We may have to twiddle our thumbs until early 2013, but it's going to be worth the wait. Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino ...


Expect a white Christmas with Ni no Kuni's US release

It's not really coming out on Christmas Day, but you get what I mean. Namco Bandai has decided to take charge of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch's localization. To all you purist out there, Namco Bandai is going to give you the op...


Yay! Bones is involved with Layton vs Ace Attorney

Today is a great day to be a fan of the Ace Attorney games because Bones is going to handle all the animated sequences for Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney. As one who has enjoyed the Ace Attorney series, it's good to see that the animation...


Puzzle no more: New Professor Layton film going stateside

All things considered, the solution was already given to us earlier this year, as VIZ Media made it clear that they had acquired Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, a semi-new film about the puzzle-solving professor and his piccarat-pilf...


Ni no Kuni's latest trailer is a thing of beauty

I feel like anytime I see something new pertaining to Level 5's Ni no Kuni, I have a hard time getting the franchise off my mind. I think it's about time I brush off my DS copy and start a new game. With the Tokyo Game Show looming, a new t...


Ni no Kuni gets a magical release for the Playstation 3

Upcoming Level 5 RPG, Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Jo, will be getting one of those nifty special edition Playstation 3 consoles to go along with its release come November 17th in Japan. Dubbed the "Ni no Kuni Magical Edition", the sy...


Prepare your body for Gundam AGE this October 9th

It's been finally confirmed that Sunrise's next big Gundam show, Gundam AGE, will be airing in just under two months' time, slated for October 9th, 2011. Japan time, of course. If you're wondering why AGE might be different, it's becau...


Here's your first trailer for Gundam AGE, the new Gundam

It's been a while since we got ourselves brand new entry into the Gundam franchise, that eternal font of plastic models, toys and fanboys whining about a return to the Universal Century, but now Bandai and Sunrise are obliging. Now, th...


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