What’s Inside Level 5 International America’s Box? [Update]

By Ishaan . October 2, 2012 . 11:13am

Level 5 International America are teasing… something. They’ve erected a teaser website with a rotating black box on the page, and a tweet that says: “What do you think is in the box?”


What’s inside? Who knows. We know that Level 5 plan on releasing Liberation Maiden in the west. Additionally, Level 5 also highlighted their entire Tokyo Game Show line-up in English, but said there are no plans to release games like Fantasy Life and Little Battlers eXperience outside Japan “at this time”.


Note that, at TGS, Level 5 CEO, Akihiro Hino said to Siliconera that Level 5 International America’s job involves both facilitating western releases of their Japanese games, as well as potentially taking the lead on original titles aimed at the west.


Update: Thanks to reader, varav, for pointing out that we actually reported on a “Black Box” trademark by Level 5 two years ago! Could the tease be related to that?

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  • ronin4life

    Fantasy life please!! ^o^/

  • TheRealMalek

    Phoenix wright vs layton ?
    Time travelers ?
    Fantasy Life ?
    Guild 01 ?

    Don’t know too many good games…

  • RadShiro

    Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney.



  • Merveilles Lespace

    The wild guess in me says Little Battler eXperience. That franchise has tons of cubes in it, like for the robots.

    • LynxAmali


      Never thought about it THAT way before.

  • Klaus00

    White Knight Chronicles II International DLC Quests/Chapters arigato?

  • Gundam AGE please

  • Joke answer: Another box.

    Proper answer: I’m not sure, but I think it might be the Inazuma Eleven compilation or maybe a new IP. 

    • (vara/バラ)

      while inazuma’s made it to europe, i doubt it would in america.

  • Dede Ogbe


    • Lightthrower


  • BlitzWhat
    • Christopher Dean

      Hahha I thought the same thing!!!

    • This is literally the only comment that should even be on this story.

  • riceisnice

    It could be so many things. Which is sad. Level-5 international has a freakin long list of things they need to localize in order to achieve world peace and end our eternal suffering.

  • (vara/バラ)

    related ? http://www.siliconera.com/2010/05/18/level-5-and-the-puzzling-black-box/

    • Wow. I can’t believe you remembered that and we didn’t. Good catch!

      • (vara/バラ)

        i googled to see if there was anything else about it and that came up lol

  • Shiki


    please Level-5 , you’ve got many great and unique games , why not bringing them to the west ?

    I wil reach happiness if they localized Time Travelers , please , don’t let me import it , please >.<

  • GameTaco

    Is it… Is it a new car?

  • Hines Green III


  • MrJechgo

    Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney
    Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney
    Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney
    Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney
    Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney
    Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney
    Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney
    Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney
    Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney
    Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney
    Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney
    Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney
    Professor Layton vs Ace Attorney

    Please, I’m crossing my fingers for that one.

  • Jungo
  • Tales_of_Master


    PLEASE LV5, let it be PL vs. AA xc I need my Ace Attorney games :c

  • SirRichard

    If I had to guess…I don’t know, possibly a 3DS game? Because it’s a 3D box, and the 3DS is like looking into a little box?

    I don’t know, it might even be an original title after all. The box might not actually mean anything, could just be something to catch the eye with.

  • Zeromus321

    SOL TRIGGER….. very, very unlikely I know. BUT LET ME HAVE HOPE! 

    On a side note I would laugh if they opened it up and there is another box inside…. and another and another….. BOXCEPTION!!!

  • Ladius

    As unlikely as it could be, I really hope it’s Time Travelers. It’s really a shame no one has licensed it so far, but I guess there’s still time.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Dot hack?…Fantasy Life?…..Time Travelers?

  • Jirin

    Something that appears 3d-pixelated?

  • Is it a Diabolical box perhaps?  Must be PL Vs. AA!

  • kylehyde

    So many candidates and and nothing concrete. At this moment I feel in this way


  • Arizato

    For the love of god, please be Professor Layton Vs Ace Attorney!

  • Nickie

    PLEASE be Fantasy Life! That looks SO adorable!! I will be a sad panda if it isn’t. 

  • 07thCrow

    Please, please, please, PLEASE let it be Time Travelers!  For the love of all that’s good please let it be a Time Travelers localization!

  • negineBIT

    Damm.. Japanese teasers are somewhat nerve-wrecking(always)

    • sonicgamer07

      But it’s not a Japanese teaser… It’s Level-5 America.

      • negineBIT

        Since Level-5 produce games IN Japan, I’d say these teaser is so Japanese-like. I do believe Japanese have this teaser fetish, know what I mean? LoL

  • What’s inside Level 5 International America’s Box you ask?

    Another box? =P

    Time Travelers please :3

  • cameron forsyth

    i kinda just want the box, it’s so damn sexy the way it spins.

  • Spirit Macardi

    New White Knight Chronicles?

    … A guy can dream.

    • Cid ALMIGHTY

       Hey I am hoping for a
      White Knight Chronicles III or one for the Vita

  • so much want for a Dark Cloud 3~

  • Hours

    I hope it’s Time Travelers.


    I  want it to be
    White Knight Chronicles III or
    White Knight Chronicles for the Vita ^_^

  • Jake Deerberg

    Little Battlers
    please be Little Battlers
    For Vita and 3DS.
    Please Level-5. It’s already obvious PL VS AA will make it here. *crosses figners and prays to cthulhu, Odin, etc*

  • Margaret Chan

    Time Travelers. Please.

    Or Little Battlers.

  • Can it instead be a “Dark” Box, being HD ports of Dark Cloud and Dark Cloud 2?

  • Hinataharem

    I’m with the people who want time travelers

  • Keyanf

    The box! The box!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Little Battlers? Considering the game main thing is also about “box”?^_^ Or………Boxception?^_^

  • keithmaxx

    If I had to take a guess, and a wild one at that, it might be the localized version of “Guild 01”. It’s a ‘black box’ of sorts where you more or less get a mish-mash of random stuff inside, so I think it fits.

    Anyway, I hope TT and LxAA come stateside soon.

  • neetyneety

    Time Travelers? No? Well, I want it to be Time Travelers. Or Little Battlers. But I don’t see how either of those games relate to a black box though. heh

  • Hector Velar

    step one: open a hole in the box…..

  • Dark Cloud 3 or HD remakes of 1+2. Come on Dark Cloud fans lets hear some noise.

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