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New Layton and Inazuma Eleven games coming in 2018

After four years of silence from Level-5’s Professor Layton series, it would appear we may be getting two Layton games in the space of the year. Level-5’s new Layton game, Layton’s Mystery Journey, is set to launch on 3DS this Friday (October 6th), following its launch on Android and iOS …

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Level-5 on Professor Layton’s mobile journey in Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy

Level-5 hit big with Professor Layton back in the late 2000s. Its titular gentleman puzzle solver was one of the early success stories on the Nintendo DS, and it wasn’t long before a string of sequels, a film and even a crossover game with Capcom’s Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright, followed …

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Level-5 acquires Comcept

Dragon Quest and Ni No Kuni developer Level 5 has acquired Keiji Inafune’s studio Comcept. Inafune, who is famed for his work on the Mega Man and Onimusha series throughout his years at Capcom, founded Comcept when he left the Japanese publisher in 2010. Comcept is probably recognisable to most …

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Lady Layton is the next Professor Layton game

The Professor Layton series has a new protagonist. Gematsu reports that developer Level-5 has announced Lady Layton: The Conspiracy of King Millionaire Ariadne, which is due out on 3DS and smartphones in Japan in early 2017. Catriel Layton is the daughter of Professor Layton and is partial to puzzle solving …

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Can Yo-Kai Watch repeat Pokémon’s success in the West?

A kids game for handhelds that involves capturing fantastical creatures, then battling them against rival monsters. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. No, it’s not Pokmon we speak of, but newcomer Yo-Kai Watch. Like Nintendo’s critter-catcher, the ghost-hunting series has taken Japan by storm, crossing from 3DS into …

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Yo-Kai Watch is ‘the next Pokémon’

Japanese smash hit 3DS game Yo-Kai Watch will take the UK by storm, predicts Viz Media Europe. The firm – which is handling the release of the recent TV show in Europe – expects the franchise to have the same effect on the West that Pokmon had in the late …

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Nintendo reveals Yo-Kai Watch 2DS bundle

Nintendo has revealed a new Yo-Kai Watch-themed 2DS bundle set to arrive in North America next month. The hardware package – priced at $100 – is set to hit shelves on November 6th, the same day Yo-Kai Watch itself arrives on 3DS in the region. The game will also launch …

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Professor Layton 7 and Fantasy Life 2 ditch 3DS, head to smartphone

Level-5 has announced that two of its big upcoming titles will be heading to smartphones instead of portable consoles. Siliconera reports that Layton 7, the latest title in the Professor Layton series, and Fantasy Life 2 are both confirmed for a mobile release in Japan this summer on iPhone and …

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