Level-5 on story, art style, and more
It's always interesting hearing about games from the people who create them, and with Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, developer Level-5 is keen to tell us all about its creative process. This latest video goes behind the scenes of the upcoming role-playing release, highlighting its story, its art style, and its...
First entry to strike Sony systems
Soccer series Inazuma Eleven will finally stretch its legs on the PlayStation 4 in the form of new entry Ares, developer Level-5 revealed in a stream earlier today. The historically Nintendo-centric franchise will also score Switch, iOS, and Android editions, so it seems as though the Japanese company wants to open...
Dev CEO seems certain it'll happen
Perhaps one of the more interesting details to emerge from today's wave of Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom previews, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino has said that the final release will run at 60 frames per second on the PlayStation 4. And that's not the Pro, either - he's talking about Sony's standard system. Okay, so...
An announcement that surely would have made for a better ending to Sony's PlayStation Experience press conference than, er, Paragon, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has been announced as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. The gorgeous looking role-playing game sequel comes from horribly talented Japanese studio Level-5, and it's...
Hype level up to five
We haven’t even got PlayStation Experience out of the way, but the hype train for E3 2015 has already left the station. Akihiro Hino, who’s in charge of Japanese developer Level-5, teased a brand new PlayStation 4 title during a livestream earlier today – and apparently it will be revealed during the most important gaming...
How fast can you flick?
If you were hoping that Level 5’s next release would be a Ni No Kuni sequel, you may want to temper your expectations a touch for the time being. The colossal Japanese developer has announced Wonder Flick, a bitesized fantasy RPG that aims to capture the feel of a sprawling adventure in short bursts. Clearly born out of...
Akihiro Hino impressed with platform holder's strategy
The next generation may not have started yet, but Sony’s already ensured a strong start for the PlayStation 4. The system’s used game policies and competitive price point have propelled the platform to
Japanese powerhouse may announce something soon
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch developer Level-5 has already started work on its first PlayStation 4 project, according to the company’s head honcho Akihiro Hino. Chatting with Nikkei’s Trendy Net, the executive confirmed that the Japanese studio is currently in the planning phase of...
Long wait ahead
Much anticipated Level-5 and Studio Ghibli team-up Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is getting a full European translation ahead of its release in early 2013. In the next 12 months Namco Bandai will localise the game with full English voiceovers — though the Japanese voice track will stay — and subtitles in English, French,...
What's your Skyrim save file look like? Fifty hours, maybe sixty? Sounds like a lot, until you hear about the Japanese White Knight Chronicles II fan that invested nearly 9,000 hours into the Level-5 developed game
According to Siliconera, the unnamed man accumulated 8,701 hours playtime, bringing his playcount up to a whopping 362 days without rest. The website hypothesises that the man would have..
Ni No Kuni is officially coming to Europe and North America, so there's no need to dream
Your wish has come true. Exactly how long it will take adopted publisher Namco Bandai to localise the Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration is still unclear, but the game's due out sometime in 2012. With the Japanese release date nearing, there's going to be an influx of trailers heading from the East. If you..
Level 5's announced that Namco Bandai will be handling publishing duties for Ni No Kuni in North America and Europe
As previously alluded, the game will travel to the West under the name, Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch. It's due out sometime in 2012. Ni No Kuni is a traditional RPG featuring the artwork of Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli.
With the PS3 release of Ni No Kuni nearing, Level-5 has released the game's first commercials on YouTube
You can catch them after the jump in all their promotional glory.</em> Spoilers: the game still looks uber-pretty.
Level-5's one-time Nintendo 3DS exclusive Time Travelers is also coming ot PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable, the developer has announced
The news was revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, translated by Andriasang. Little is known about the game at the moment, but we expect more to be shown at Level-5's Japanese keynote over the weekend.
Level 5 is too big for the Tokyo Game Show these days
Instead it's holding its own press conference in a couple of weeks time. The main event will be open to the Japanese public, but only press will get entry to the company's keynote. Thankfully, said conference will be streamed online. The focus of the event is expected to be on Level 5's announced titles — including Ni No Kuni on PS3 — but..
Sometimes you have to make a compromise
There's a chance Ni No Kuni might never have released in the West, so you have to take the good with the bad. It's getting a sub-title in time for its Western release: Wrath Of The White Witch. We know, we know. Terrible. But whatever. The super pretty PS3-exclusive RPG is still getting a Western release and that's all that matters. No word on any European..
Level 5's confirmed that its cutesy tag-team with Studio Ghibli, Ni No Kuni, is set to get a North American release early next year
The studio wouldn't give a more specific time-frame, but did confirm that production on the English language version was already well under way. Level 5 added that there's additional content coming to the PS3 version of Ni No Kuni — leading on from the ending of the..
We think it's great that Sony's regularly shipping unique PS3 hardware in Japan, but after some fantastic bundles, we're not too hot on Ni No Kuni's supposed 'magical' edition
It just looks garish to us. Does anybody actually like it? It's out November 17th.
With Level-5 and Studio Ghibli's Ni No Kuni just weeks away from its Japanese release on PlayStation 3, Famitsu has revealed a new PlayStation 3 hardware bundle to celebrate the release of the game
Entitled the 'Magical Edition' the special hardware package comes in white and gold. ¥33,780. [Thanks Andriasang]
Level-5 and Studio Ghibli's long anticipated PS3 collaboration, Ni No Kuni, finally has a date in Japan
According to Andriasang, Famitsu lists the game's release for November 17th. The game focuses on a young boy called Oliver, who must make his way through the "Another World". Despite Level-5's hints, there's still no word of a Western release for the hotly anticipated RPG.
Sony has dated both White Knight Chronicles II (PS3) and White Knight Chronicles: Origins (PSP) for a June 10th release in the UK
Both games will release on June 8th across the rest of Europe. There's new trailers for both games after the jump.
As with the Japanese and North American versions of White Knight Chronicles II, Sony has confirmed that the sequel will ship with the original game included on the Blu-ray disc
Players will be given the option to start the game from its sequel or at the very beginning of the adventure.
Despite Sony announcing White Knight Chronicles 2 for Europe a couple of weeks back, word of a North American release has been significantly more muted
That's because Sony's not publishing the game in the US, instead handing off the rights to D3 Publisher. The game will release on PS3 this summer, complete with the new game and the "remastered" version of the original (as in Japan). So,..
Remember White Knight Chronicles? Sony and Level-5's RPG series took a long time to come to the West, and when it finally arrived it did so with very little fanfare
That's not stopped Sony from giving the franchise another chance though, as the platform holder's announced that both White Knight Chronicles II for PlayStation 3 and White Knight Chronicles: Origins for PSP will be coming to Europe..
If you're a fan of Level-5, then prepare to be excited
Big style. Talking with Nintendo Power magazine, Level-5's president, Akihiro Hino, confirmed that DS titles Inazuma Eleven and Ni No Kuni could make it Stateside. Seeing as he's talking about the DS version of Ni No Kuni, you're going to have to read between the lines a touch. But that PS3 version of the game has generated a lot of buzz here..
The latest issue of Famitsu magazine has revealed that White Knight Chronicles is making its way to the PlayStation Portable
Going by the game's title - White Knight Chronicles: New Project - we're assuming its progress is pretty early. No other details were given. The same issue's also the PS3's White Knight Chronicles 2 a 33/40. That's out in Japan next month.
This advert's currently doing the rounds in Japan, hyping up the release of Level-5's RPG monster White Knight Chronicles 2
The game comes packed with the original release, so is a bit of bargain.
First there were simply details
Then there were screenshots. Now there's true, motion footage: Level 5's just released a trailer for their upcoming Studio Ghibli tie-up, Ni No Kuni. See those anime-esque visuals? Yeah, they're in-game.
We dropped the first details of Ni No Kuni just yesterday
The game, which is also coming to the Nintendo DS, is the fruits of a colaboration between anime house, Studio Ghibli, and Professor Layton developers, Level 5. As of yesterday, we could only confirm that the game was coming to the PlayStation 3. Now we have screenshots, of which there are a handful more over at Kotaku. The game was..
Level 5 and Studio Ghibli's 2008 Nintendo DS tie-up, Ni No Kuni, is set to hit the PlayStation 3 according to Famitsu magazine
According to the piece, <span>"You'll be able to adventure in a world that has the feel of a Studio Ghibli anime." There's no date for the game yet, though the Japanese press are expecting more details later this week.</span>
Ooooh - moody, mysterious, romantic, engaging
This new White Knight Chronicles 2 trailer has a bit of everything. The game's due in Japan within the next couple of months. Seeing as the Western version only just launched... Don't hold your breath for an English-language release just yet.
White Knight Chronicles 2 is due out pretty soon
Yep, the first tmay have only just released here in Europe (literally like a few months ago), but Japan's already gearing up for the game's sequel. This character trailer is supposed to introduce you to the characters. Unfortunately, we haven't got a clue what's going down. But Japanese people will. 'Cos, that's the intended audience really. Everyone..
Level-5 over-ruler Akihiro Hino has Tweeted that the company are to announce five games in this week's issue of Japanese gaming bible Famitsu
While Level-5 are best known for their Nintendo DS Professor Layton releases, the team are also known for working on Sony's own White Knight Chronicles - of which there's a sequel in the works. Exactly how...
The original White Knight Chronicles has only just come out in the West, but the sequel is very much a real thing in Japan
So much so, SCEJ has just released a bunch of new shots for the Level-5 collaboration, courtesy of GameWatch. The visuals look pretty similar to the game's predecessor, so we hope these are pretty early days. White Knight Chronicles 2 is due out this year in Japan.
This amazing LittleBigPlanet character pack based around Sony and Level-5's White Knight Chronicles is due for release on February 25th
It'll come with a pack of stickers so you can create your own WKC themed levels in Sackland.
So, just to cement the outrageous Sony line-up that kicks off with MAG in January, Sony has announced that the long-awaited import of White Knight Chronicles (sub-headed "International Edition") will launch in the USA on February 2nd
The game is a localised version of the Japanese release from earlier in the year, with 50 new quests, voice chat, Georama and Live Talk to boot. It's a shame White..
Sony are really lining up a bumper year of exclusives next year
We predict they're gonna drop one exclusive for every month up to May — with MAG in January, White Knight Chronicles in February, God Of War III in March, and Gran Turismo 5 in April. Purely speculation on our part but — just you wait and see. Of course the news here is not our wild speculation, but that White Knight Chronicles..
We're still waiting for White Knight Chronicles
But that's not stopping Sony and Level 5 from pimping the upcoming sequel, White Knight Chronicles: Awakening Of Light & Darkness. The sequel is set directly after events of the first game, depicting Leonard and his allies in a world of chaos. So far so cliche right? There'll be tons of new areas, monsters and places to explore. We guess if you..
We might not have White Knight Chronicles yet, but that hasn't stopped Level 5 from teasing sequel White Knight Chronicles: Awakening Of Light and Darkness
There's no real details on the game as of yet, although there is a trailer in the wilderness at the moment that we're desperately trying to track down. Until then, know that a sequel to WKC is on the way.
We think it's a theme that White Knight Chronicles trailers have to be uber-epic
This latest one from GamesCom introduces you to a number of the game's cast, set to lovely strumming acoustic guitars and fiddles. Note: the game looks amazing.
No, it's not a photograph
We're being dead serious, that's not a photograph. It's a screen from Level 5's White Knight Chronicles. Sure it feels like we've been waiting for this game for an eternity, but you can never see too many screenshots for this game. Especially when they look as good as Joystiq's latest.
White Knight Chronicles isn't out here yet, but it was a big success in Japan when it launched earlier in the year over there
No surprises then to see Kotaku pick up on a flippant remark from Famitsu magazine suggesting "a sequel is being made". And that's honestly all we know. But you don't really get a better source than Famitsu.
Does anybody else feel like White Knight Chronicles has been on its way for, like, forever? Well still the wait goes on - we haplessly assumed it would be out this summer but, no, March
That's according to American retailer Gamestop anyway - but with much speculation that the game would be put back until Quarter 1 it's looking probably very likely. Certainly no 2009 release anyway, seeing as it..
The last White Knight Chronicles trailer reminded us of a fairy tale
The new White Knight Chronicles trailer reminds us a bit of a fairy tale. The game may have been on the shelf since 2006, but it's finally getting an English release fairly soon. In fact, it seems like Sony want to give this quite a big push. As with anything we're posting about at the moment, there'll be more at E3.
It's expected that Sony will give a bit of a push to White Knight Chronicles at this years E3
Thus, right on cue is a trailer for the upcoming Level 5 release that landed in Japan earlier this year. We have to admit, the music is brilliant.
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