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Level-5 is taking on more of an ownership role for its franchises in the west. With the Layton series for example, Nintendo was in charge of those games for North America and Europe. But with Layton’s Mystery Journey, Level-5 will be self-publishing the game this fall.

Director of production at Level-5 abby, George Valko, was recently asked what the publishing experience has been like in a recent interview. He said the following:

“It’s been fun and also challenging. Everything you try adds a new initial frustration and challenge, but we’ve learned a lot and it’s made us a bigger and better company. So we’re really looking forward to our next titles, we know exactly what we’re going to do and how we’re going to do it. That said, we’re looking forward to publish more and more as we release more and more games.”

Valko was specifically asked if Level-5’s plans include the Inazuma Eleven series. Regarding this, Valko said: “That’s something we are definitely looking into, but we can’t really give a definitive answer at the moment.”

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