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It seems Level-5 is looking to make a return to the west

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Level-5, the studio behind the Ni No Kuni and Yo-Kai Watch franchises, stopped operating outside of Japan as their North American business closed as it scaled back in late 2020. The studio chose to focus on Japan, but new information coming from the company’s official website hints that they are looking to globally distribute their games again. The information comes from a job posting published on the site, stating that they are looking to once again develop “on a global scale” due to the “recent globalisation of the game business.”

“With the recent globalization of the game business, we are looking for people to maximize the business scale as a content holder and actively develop Level-5’s IP not only in Japan but also on a global scale.”

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12 thoughts on “It seems Level-5 is looking to make a return to the west”

  1. There was a time when I loved Level-5 – Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven, Fantasy Life, I loved all these games. My word they messed up with all of those series. I would love to see them at their peak again, but I do not see it – that Level-5 does not exist anymore.

  2. Corporate drones are still telling themselves fairy tales. “Globalization of the gaming industry”= the market is shrinking and they have to seek out broader audiences. I always say capitalists are like dogs that eat until their bellies pop, but their bellies already popped and they’re still trying to eat.

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