Level 5 is expanding beyond their headquarters in Fukuoka. The Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven developer opened a new office in Tokyo.
This office specializes in mobile projects such as ROID, new enterprises, and overseas business. Sounds like Level 5 is gearing up to distribute their intellectual properties worldwide.
In North America, few of Level 5’s works crossed the Pacific Ocean. Games like Dragon Quest VIII, Jeanne d’Arc, and White Knight Chronicles were given to Level 5 to develop. The only original Level 5 property that left Japan is Professor Layton, which Nintendo published.
Level 5 has a suite of other titles such as Ni no Kuni: The Another World, Fantasy Life, Ushiro, The Little Battlers, and Inazuma Eleven that could benefit from “overseas business”. Word is their soccer RPG will go international, but a publisher for Inazuma Eleven has not been announced.