Level-5 Is Working With Microsoft, WonderFlick Coming To Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Vita, And PS3

By Spencer . August 26, 2013 . 3:35am

imageWonderFlick is one of Level-5′s major projects. Akihiko Hino is designing the title with Final Fantasy XII artist Nao Ikeda and Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu.

 

WonderFlick will be released for iPhone, Android, Wii U, PS3, Vita, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Each system will have an exclusive WonderFlick dungeon.

 

WonderFlick also marks Level-5′s return to Microsoft. The two companies worked together to develop True Fantasy Live Online, but after the game was canceled the relationship between the two companies soured. Seeing Level-5 working with Microsoft again is quite a surprise, even if WonderFlick is released everywhere.

 

The PlayStation 4 version will allow players to use a smartphone or a tablet as a second screen to play the game. The Xbox One version supports SmartGlass. Save data for WonderFlick can be shared between different versions of the game.

 

WonderFlick launches in November on iOS and Android. Service for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Vita, Wii U, and Xbox One will start in 2014.


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  • malek86

    The lack of 3DS version is surprising, for a game so multiplatform that even the Xbox One is getting it.

    • landlock

      Yeah it seems strange not to see a 3DS release wonder what the reason is?

      • sitrus

        The netplay maybe? Seeing as 3DS’ netplay is a bit behind the others.

        • TitoWhatever

          Not really. It’s probably because the game it’s a little graphic intensive.

          • sitrus

            They could always reduce shaders, resolution etc if they wanted. Downscaling is a lot easier that upscaling after all.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            They dont want to work on the 3D.

            As you can see they are sticking to consoles here. Vita is only included because Sony makes it so.

          • artemisthemp

            graphic intensive? It can run on iOS device

          • yomachaser

            Which are stronger than 3ds and have been for some time.

          • PreyMantis

            In terms of graphics, Resident Evil: Revelations, Kingdom Hearts 3D, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Metal Gear Solid 3, etc. looks way better than this game, so I doubt it’s the graphics.

    • Forty

      Not all that surprising considering how far behind the system is in performance. Perhaps they just don’t want to release on a system that requires them to scale their game down in several areas.

    • http://www.segalization.com/ Kuronoa

      Don’t think the audience be disappointed given how many games they put on the handheld.
      I think it is the graphical power and possible scope of the game.

      • PreyMantis

        The system can run amazing-looking games like Resident Evil: Revelations and Kingdom Hearts 3D which look way better than this game, so I doubt it’s the graphics.

  • landlock

    Not really a surprise Level-5 mainly developed RPGs and handheld games so there was no real reason to support Microsoft but since this is a digital game there is no reason not to release it on the XBONE since it’s multiplatform.

  • anthony apduhan

    Sony + Level 5 = Jeanne D Arc, Dark Cloud, White Knight, Rogue Galaxy, Ni no Kuni, LBX and W.

    Nintendo + Level 5 = Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven(aka their main Top sellers), Youkai Watch, Ni no Kuni 3DS, LBX Wars, Fantasy Life

    Microsoft + Level 5 = ??? (I hope they make a game exclusively on Xbox One and PC just for the experience of the company.)

    • Quacker

      I dont.

    • Matt Andre

      I have to agree with Quacker. JRPGs do not work on a North American-centred console. Lost Odyssey was cool but forgotten, Blue Dragon was.. BAHAHAHAHAHA… And.. Tales of Vesperia has a PS3 version (in Japan, with more content, and should totally be released in the West)..

      But yes. More often than not, JRPG sales pale on Xbox in comparison to all other consoles.

      • guin10

        ” Lost Odyssey was cool but forgotten…”

        It’s your opinion. Lost Odyssey is easily my favorite jrpg of these gen.

        • Matt Andre

          Methinks you misunderstand. I frakkin LOVED Lost Odyssey. I’m just saying it was pretty quickly forgotten, as JRPGs are on Xbox 360. Sales on 360 *pale* in comparison to PS3, when it comes to JRPGs.

          • Mr_SP

            I liked Blue Dragon, actually… But, yeah, Lost Odyssey was good, but forgotten. However, I blame this mostly on a lack of follow up. There are a few good games that I sort of forget, mostly because there’s so little to remind me of them.

      • GH56734

        Even moreso in Japan do JRPGs underperform. Tengai Makyou, once on the top ten on a Japanese all-time classics list, had their latest installment (barring iPhone) as a Xbox 360 launch title.
        The abysimal sales and timed exclusivity didn’t even justify a port to Sony/Nintendo systems (as usual in the series), and the ongoing localization was cancelled.
        That installment essentially killed the entire series.

        To have another case like that? I’ll pass. One Crimson Dragon is enough.

        Odd though how Level-5 is developing again for Microsoft, for a console without a set release date in Japan. After True Fantasy Live Online was cancelled after being essentially playable over Microsoft insisting about implementing chat features for the Xbox Live and being overall a douche to Level-5.. I guess they used the paycheck?

        • Matt Andre

          Yeah.. Microsoft are regularly dicks when it comes to their XBL “exclusivity”. Xbox gamers can blame them for why FFXIV: A Realm Reborn won’t ever be on an Xbox console. Hell, it was a pain for SE getting FFXI on Xbox 360. Microsoft tried to enforce *their own servers* and people having XBL Gold to play online (an MMO with a monthly subscription..), Squeenix essentially went “Fuck you, you’ll do what we want or you aren’t getting JRPG support”.. Microsoft, desperate for JRPG attention (that didn’t last long though..), eventually allowed Silver being fine and doing cross-platform..

          That’s the thing. Sony has had literally no issues with having cross-platform multiplayer for non-exclusive games. But no. No.. Microsoft are adamant to have all their own thing, not allow developers to run things themselves.

      • Zero_Destiny

        I thought Blue Dragon was a pretty awesome Dragon Quest-like throw back game. I loved it a lot. Though, I suppose it really never did become the franchise Mist Walker wanted it to be.

  • Asap Nina

    who buys jrpg on xbox and when will these Japanese dev learn jrpgs don’t sell on xbox just ask namco bandit

    • Kolibri

      I bought lots of J-RPG on 360. Is it forbidden ? Have I betrayed you dear Sony god ? I’m not even sorry for that.

      So yeah, I buy JRPG on console, regardless of its nationality, cause I just love JRPG and I’m not blinded by stereotypes. I’m such a mean person?

  • iamakii

    Any RPG in Vita is welcomed and much needed.

  • Zantetsuken_Gilgamesh

    Very strange to see Level-5 and Microsoft in the same sentence.

  • leingod

    So the game’s a RPG? That’s nice to know… by name alone I thought it was some kinda gimmicky thing like Wonderbook or something like that.

    Hope to see more details soon.

  • KingGunblader

    So… what is it?

  • Kai2591

    Nobuo Uematsu!
    oooh! aaaahhh!

  • AuraGuyChris

    I admire their help to Microsoft, but that console isn’t even RPG town.

    • Fullgore

      Exactly, that means no competition.

  • Learii

    xbox one version gonna sell poorly

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