Level 5



[edit] Introduction

Level-5 Inc. (レベルファイブ?) is an independent video game developer and publisher based out of Fukuoka, Japan. The company, which currently employs about 150 individuals, was founded in October 1998 by Akihiro Hino after he departed from the now defunct Japanese developer Riverhillsoft. Hino designs, plans and produces all of Level-5’s games, as well as serving as both President and CEO of the company.

Since its inception, Level-5 has enjoyed a very close relationship with Sony Computer Entertainment, with many of its titles funded by and produced in conjunction with the publisher.

Since the release of Professor Layton and the Curious Village for the Nintendo DS in early 2007, however, the company has begun diversifying its product portfolio and focusing more on self-funding and self-publishing its titles in Japan with Nintendo's overseas subsidiaries distributing Level-5's games on the Nintendo DS.

[edit] Notable Games

[edit] PlayStation 2

Dark Cloud (2000)
Dark Chronicle (Dark Cloud 2) (2002)
Dragon Quest VIII - Journey of the Cursed King (2004)
Rogue Galaxy (2005)
Rogue Galaxy - Director's Cut (2007)

[edit] PlayStation Portable

Jeanne d'Arc (2006)
The Little Battlers (2010)
Ushiro (TBA)

[edit] Nintendo DS

Professor Layton Series
Professor Layton and the Curious Village (2007)
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (2009)
Professor Layton and The Last Time Travel (2010)
Professor Layton and the Specter's Flute (2010)
Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracles (2010)
Inazuma Eleven Series
Inazuma Eleven (2008)
Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryokusha: Blizzard (2009)
Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryokusha: Fire (2009)
Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World (2010)
Atamania Series
Sloan to McHale Nazo no Monogatari (2009)
Sloan to McHale Nazo no Monogatari 2 (2009)
Tago Akira no Atama no Taisou Dai-1-Shuu: Nazotoki Sekai Isshuu Ryokou (2009)
Tago Akira no Atama no Taisou Dai-2-Shuu: Ginga Oudan Nazotoki Adventure (2009)
Tago Akira no Atama no Taisou Dai-3-Shuu (2009)
Tago Akira no Atama no Taisou Dai-4-Shuu (2009)
Mystery Room (2010)
Dragon Quest IX - Sentinels of the Starry Skies (2009)
Fantasy Life (2010)
Ni no Kuni - The Another World (2010)

[edit] PlayStation 3

White Knight Chronicles (2008)
White Knight Chronicles EX Edition (2009)
White Knight Chronicles 2[1] (TBA)

[edit] TBA console

Ni no Kuni - The Another World (2010)
Inazuma Eleven Break! (TBA)

[edit] ROID

Sloan and McHale's Mystery Story (2009)
Professor Layton and the Mansion of the Mirror of Death Remix (2009)
Chara Jo Pe (2009)
Yuuenchi wo Tsukurou Revolution (2009)
Treasure Island (2009)
Elf the Dragon (2009)
Ni no Kuni Hotroit Stories (2009)
Inazuma Eleven Future (2009)
Professor Layton's London Life (2009)
Danboard Senki (2010)

[edit] Cancelled

True Fantasy Live Online (Xbox)

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