Level-5 And The Puzzling Black Box



Level-5 recently filed a trademark for something named “Black Box” in Japan. The name is registered in both Japanese and English, and written several different ways, including “Black Box,” “Box” and “B-O-X.” Level-5 are looking into opening an office in North America, so perhaps this is a projects they intend to self-publish overseas?


What can you think of related to Level-5 that this could be? We’ve already got Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box. Perhaps Black Box is another service of some sort, like ROID?

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.