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  • Localizing Professor Layton games takes time, says Level 5 CEO

    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, […]

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  • Suda, Hino and Mizuguchi agree that E3 was all about motion control

    Grasshopper Manufacture’s Goichi Suda, Level-5′s Akihiro Hino, and Q Entertainment’s Tetsuya Mizuguchi chat about E3 in the latest Famitsu, and all seem to agree that motion control stole the show. “Hardware-wise, it was all about Project Natal,” Suda told the magazine. “It’s hard to really understand it unless you use it, and it remains to […]

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  • Level 5 president says there isn't a "clear winner" in console war

    Level-5 president Akihiro Hino has told Nikkei Trendy that current adoption rates of PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 pose a problem for modern third-parties. “There isn’t a clear winning system,” said the Professor Layton creator. “This is a problem for a company like mine.” Level 5 believes that games created for only one system won’t […]

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  • Japan: Professor Layton and the Devil's Flute releasing alongside Layton film

    According to the latest issue of Famitsu, not only is the Professor Layton and the Eternal Songstress movie scheduled for a 2010 release in Japan, but Level-5 will be releasing a new Layton DS trilogy to go along with it. The first offering, Professor Layton and the Devil’s Flute, is set three years before the […]

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  • White Knight Chronicles to get US release, online could be region locked

    In a video interview (below) CEO and president Level-5, Akihiro Hino, has confirmed that RPG White Knight Chronicles wil get a North American release. However, when quizzed on whether US gamers would be able to share online components with Japanese ones he simply stated that it “hasn’t been decided yet”. White Knight Chronicles was released […]

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