Tag Archives: Akihiro Hino
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 | 21:20 BST
PlayStation 4′s £349 / $399 price-tag shows that Sony is serious about the next-gen cycle, according to Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 | 03:20 BST
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy was supposed to be the last core entry in the series, but Level-5 boss Akihiro Hino isn’t done with the gentleman sleuth just yet.
Mon, Jul 08, 2013 | 02:35 BST
Level-5 boss Akihiro Hino has hinted that Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney may make its way west.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 | 00:40 GMT
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch isn’t aiming to corner the western RPG fan, instead focusing on the aspects of JRPGs that continue to shine, according to Level-5 boss Akihiro Hino.
Thu, Dec 06, 2012 | 14:47 GMT
Level-5 has created some of the most successful Japanese exports of the generation, yet its inner workings remain a mystery. Dave Cook speaks with the CEO Akihiro Hino to gain some insight.
Sat, Oct 06, 2012 | 15:46 BST
Videos for Nano Assault EX, Denpa Men: They Came by Wave, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked videos and a message from Level-5 president Akihiro Hino are all posted below the break. The games where shown during a Nintendo Direct broadcast this evening for Europe. To get caught up on all that was announced, we have a lovely bullet list for you here complete with dates for games like Paper Mario Sticker Star and more. Games and demos heading to the Nintendo eShop in North America were announced this evening as well, and you can get caught up on all the release dates and demos headed your way here.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 | 19:12 BST
Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino has told Famitsu the firm and Studio Ghibli’s would consider a sequel to Ni no Kuni should the title do well overseas. Hino also said he is confident the west will give the title a chance considering the success of past titles from Level-5. It was also noted in the interview that the reason for a delayed release in the west was due to the team taking its time to ensure a proper translation, especially considering the title contains over one million words. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will release during the first quarter of 2013 on PS3 complete with a digital version of the Magic Master book accessible from the game menu. Thanks, Andriasang.
Wed, Feb 15, 2012 | 14:11 GMT
Namco Bandai’s announced it’s releasing Ni No Kuni for PS3 in Q1 2013 in Europe, a major shove from merely this year.
Thu, Nov 17, 2011 | 00:47 GMT
Acclaimed PS2 launch title Dark Cloud didn’t tick all the boxes for developer Level-5.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 | 15:04 BST
Level 5′s confirmed it’s to release Ni No Kuni for the US next year.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 | 14:24 BST
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 | 13:55 BST
Level-5 International America Inc. recently opened its doors, and now the firm has sent word its has launched a corporate website as well as a Twitter and Facebook page. Posted over on the later, is a video message from Level-5 CEO, Akihiro Hino, in which he lays out his business strategy for the North American office. “Level-5 IA will not only release games developed in Japan, but we are also planning to create original content for the U.S.,” he states in his message. “The Japanese and North American markets are quite different, but we hope to make innovative games that our fans in the US will enjoy.”
You can watch the video below, courtesy of Siliconera’s YouTube channel.
Tue, May 10, 2011 | 11:46 BST
Level 5 has announced that the Professor Layton series has shipped 12 million units worldwide since its inception in 2007. Four titles in the series have launched on DS, with a fifth – The Mask of Miracle – appearing on 3DS. A sixth game is in development, according to Level 5 boss Akihiro Hino.
Fri, Mar 18, 2011 | 19:28 GMT
Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino has said the firm expects to mark around 20 announcements during its annual Level-5 Vision press conference this year.
Wed, Sep 22, 2010 | 11:31 BST
Wed, Apr 14, 2010 | 08:20 BST
Level 5 CEO Akihiro Hino has revealed that one of the developer’s newest projects concerns time-travel.
Tue, Apr 13, 2010 | 20:57 BST
Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino has tweeted that the Professor Layton developer a game in the works, and it’s to be announced in this week’s Famitsu.
Wed, Feb 10, 2010 | 15:43 GMT
Level 5 has said in a speech welcoming potential recruits to the studio that the developer is working on unannounced PS3 and Wii titles.
Thu, Oct 08, 2009 | 18:01 BST
Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino has told Official Nintendo Magazine that the firm has no plans to release Professor Layton on Wii, despite the success of the franchise.
“This trilogy comes to a conclusion with Professor Layton and the Last Time Travel, but we will be releasing the first title of the new trilogy, Professor Layton and the Flute of Malevolent Destiny in Japan,” he said.
“We currently have no plans for a Wii release.”
As long as there’s more for DS, fans of the series will be happy, we reckon.
Fri, Aug 28, 2009 | 20:25 BST
Level 5 president and CEO, Akihiro Hino, has explained to Wired why it takes so long for Professor Layton games to make it outside of Japan.
Not only do puzzle differences with Japanese linguistics or customs need to be substituted, but some graphical elements need a bit of tweaking as well.
“Like any game localization, it takes time and manpower to update a Professor Layton title, especially the puzzles and any graphical elements that need adjustment,” said Hino. “We all try to carefully manage this process so that there is not such a long gap between releases.
“Of course, we also want to let each title have time to perform on the market before releasing the next game.
There ya go.