Level-5’s Guild 01 Coming Overseas As Individual Games?

By Spencer . September 11, 2012 . 5:12pm

imageEven though Level-5 hasn’t said a word about Guild 01, it seems the Nintendo 3DS collection will be released overseas. Siliconera spotted trademarks for Liberation Maiden and Crimson Shroud filed in the US.


Adding to that, Liberation Maiden was rated by Australia’s Classifications Board with Level-5 International America as the publisher. We’re guessing Liberation Maiden, a shooter from Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Goichi Suda, will be released as a separate Nintendo eShop download. In Japan, Guild 01 included three other games – Aero Porter, Crimson Shroud, and Weapon Rental Shop de Omasse – on a 3DS cartridge.


Check out our impressions of Liberation Maiden here.

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  • SantiagodelosSantos

    That would actually kind of make sense. Price it at about $10 a pop (or something like that) and then release the ones that will probably sell well in the west

  • kylehyde

    Certainly this was the only avaliable option for this title, I mean the other two titles were too niche even for the enthusiast of the japanese titles, probably they are good, but I could not see a (big enough) market for them. On the other side liberation maiden and chrimson shroud could be more appealing to the western markets.

    Meanwhile those too get released soon, then I’ll be more than happy.

  • I was only interested in Liberation Maiden, so this is a good thing.

  • Farid Belkacemi

    As long as they don’t forget Crimson Shroud and Weapon Rental Shop de Omasse, I’m ok with that.

  • Godmars

    Better than nothing I guess. 

    Or is that better than importing when the game(s) are region locked?

  • XypherCode

    Sounds good.

  • Paradox me

    I’d love to get all of ’em eventually, but Crimson Shroud and Liberation Maiden are the big ones. Crimson Shroud especially. 

    I’m not about to miss out on a Yasumi Matsuno game, and a unique one at that. Never actually played a tabletop RPG, so that’d be a real treat.

  • Vyrus

    If this is true, I think it’s better this way because it cuts the cost of manufacturing for the publisher, easier access for the game, and the consumers are able to get whichever one they like individually. I just hope, if combined together, they’re priced the same as buying the retail compilation of the games.

  • SirRichard

    Considering that the games were designed to be smaller than a single full one, it makes a lot of sense. Lot more helpful, too, lets us pick and choose which ones we want.

    Kinda feel sorry for the Japanese players who only wanted one or two of the four, though.

  • Lightthrower

    I knew about that, but I imported Guild 01 anyways since it’s pretty cheap over at play-asia right now (50$ and free shipping). 

  • LynxAmali

    Liberation Maiden was really the only one I was interested in.

    Might cave a grab a few others if this is the case though.

  • TruSpindash

    Liberation Maiden was the one I was most interested in anyway, so that is some good news. Hopefully the other three show up also for those interested in them.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Funny, I thought this might happen. Works out nice since Suda and Matsuno’s games were the ones I was interested in.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Well this is a nice news, but if it is possible I would love to get this game for all four of them here.

    As I am interested with all of them here.^_^

  • Great news, I’ve been looking forward to more news on this title! Liberation Maiden was my personal favorite of the bunch, but I think Crimson Shroud could also be something special. The Weapon Shop game and Aeroporter also look cool, but I’m a bit more fuzzy on their actual gameplay.

  • Was kind of hoping to get the full package, but as long as I can play Liberation Maiden and Crimson Shroud I’ll be happy.

  • Plz include the TT demo as well??
    I kid.

  • Julien_N

    So Suda’s third-person shooter could come here? Awesome! 
    I wasn’t really following the game, thinking it would not reach the West, but as an individual eShop download, it sounds like the perfect set-up.
    I’ll make sure to pick it up when it comes here. (Unless it turns out the game is horribly broken or somethingn, but the impressions article didn’t give this vibe at all.)

  • This is fine, I only wanted two games of the collection, Liberation Maiden and Crimson Shroud.

  • It’s selfish but as long as this gets released I don’t need the rest. Hurry up Level 5!

  • Göran Isacson

    Probably the soundest business decision they could make. It may have some flaws, but if more games like this can make it to us Westerners then God, do I ever love the digital distribution-era.

  • Nicholas Gatewood

    Darn, I’d much rather see these games on the Vita than the 3DS. Oh well, maybe Nintendo’s next handheld will be decent and it’ll emulate 3DS games or something. :/

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