Level 5 Looking To Score With Inazuma Eleven 2 And New Casual Game Series

By Spencer . April 15, 2009 . 9:51am

image In addition to Dragon Quest IX and the English version of White Knight Chronicles, Level 5 self publishes games. Soccer RPG series Inazuma Eleven is a hot property with a game, manga, and anime series airing in Japan. Inazuma Eleven 2: The Threat of the Invaders, the sequel scheduled for release on October 1, features an aliens. You fend them off… with mini soccer matches? That’s how the first game worked.


Level 5 also set dates for games in their Atamania series. Similar to the Professor Layton series Atamania games are a bunch of brain teasers wrapped with a story. Sloane and MacHale’s Puzzling Story kicks the Atamania series off on May 21. Two games with puzzles designed by Akira Tago (he also constructed the Layton puzzles) will arrive a month later. Akira Tago’s Mental Gymnastics Volume 1: Puzzle Solving Around the World and Akira Tago’s Mental Gymnastics Volume 2: Puzzle Solving Around the Galaxy Adventure are both scheduled to come out on June 18.


Now which publisher is going to call Level 5 and set up an agreement? Level 5 has a ton of stuff to localize.


Concept art for Inazuma Eleven 2



Screenshots from Sloane and MacHale’s Puzzling Story


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Concept art for Akira Tago’s Mental Gymnastics games


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  • FStubbs

    When will we get the first game outside of Japan?

  • Lucian (GER)

    Maybe it will be Professor Layton i guess…..

  • pedrron

    Wow, the Inazuma Eleven 2 concept art looks great! But I wouldn’t hold my breath for a USA release. Too bad, at the right price I wouldn’t mind picking this up!

  • Joanna

    Level 5 is really turning into a stellar developer. I’m even tempted to buy a PSP just to play Jean d’Arc (and maybe 2 other games as well.lol.) I do hope someone picks up Inazuma, I hate sports games, but Inazuma sounds like a lot of fun.

  • Davey

    I want Inazuma Eleven in English!!!

  • jarrodand

    I’ll be shocked if Inazuma doesn’t make it west. Europe at least seems like a no brainer release.

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