A Message From Level 5 President, Akihiro Hino, To Overseas Fans


A few months back, we reported that Level had opened an office in Santa Monica, and that they would be developing games targeted specifically for the American audience. However, Level 5 president, Akihiro Hino, says that they also plan to bring games over from Japan:



This message is part of Level 5’s newly launched American website. You can view pictures of the office, find links to their Twitter and Facebook pages, and read a little introduction about the history of the company at the link.


In recent times, the only Level 5 games that have been consistently published overseas by the same company are the Professor Layton games, which are published by Nintendo in the U.S. and Europe. Nintendo of Europe also published the very first Inazuma Eleven on Nintendo DS.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.