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Level-5 has announced that a Live Stream will air for the 8th Anniversary of Yo-Kai Watch on July 9 at 19:00 JST (Japan Standard Time.) The stream can be watched on the company’s YouTube channel. In the stream event, presenters Haruka Tomatsu and Etsuko Kozakura will be present and “a major game-related announcement,” will happen. The series, mostly on Nintendo 3DS, has also made its way to the Nintendo Switch — though, in Japan only as of this time.

You can check out the anniversary website for Yo-Kai Watch here.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – Prince’s Edition is coming to Switch, Bandai Namco and Level-5 have announced. It will launch on September 17.

The Prince’s Edition contains the base game and both downloadable content packs, which includes “The Lair of the Lost Lord” and “Tale of a Timeless Tome”.

Here’s further information and the official trailer for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Prince’s Edition:

It turns out that Level-5 isn’t done with Layton’s Mystery Journey. The company has announced Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaires’ Conspiracy Deluxe Edition Plus for Switch, which is on track for July 8 in Japan.

Based on what we know thus far, it’s largely the same as the original. However, players can switch between the original voice acting or new voice acting from the anime at any point.

The first Ni no Kuni made it to Switch in 2019. Its sequel, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, could now be on the way as well.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom was rated for Nintendo’s console today by the ESRB. It’s “The Prince’s Edition”, which suggests that the season pass DLC will be included.

Here’s an overview of Ni no Kuni II, along with a trailer:

Level-5 has shared some new details on the upcoming soccer/simulation game Inazuma Eleven: Great Road of Heroes. This info comes in a video presentation given by the development head of the game and, unfortunately, it is entirely in Japanese.

Luckily, there is a lot of new gameplay footage featured in this video that gives an idea of what stage the development process is in. Check out this four minute video below and be on the lookout for more Inazuma Eleven: Great Road of Heroes news in the future. 

In a recent interview with Yahoo Japan, Level-5 CEO Akihiko Hino spoke at length about the company’s beginnings, reminiscing about memorable moments in his career and sharing insight into the origin of some of the company’s most famous works. Once Hino announced his intent to get into self publishing back in the day, the pressure he faced fueled him to make the Level-5’s first self published title a hit, leading to the birth of Professor Layton.

We’ve translated Hino’s comments about self publishing, as well as the inspirations he borrowed from to create Professor Layton after the jump.

Level-5 has had a storied history with many iconic series on Nintendo systems, from the Professor Layton series to Inazuma Eleven among many others. One of the company’s earliest claims to fame however was Dragon Quest VIII.

In a recent interview with Yahoo Japan, Level-5 CEO Akihiko Hino detailed the events that led the company to developing a mainline entry in the iconic franchise. After expressing his disappointment with how certain aspects of Dragon Quest VII were handled, he was challenged by a producer to take on the project himself, leading to the development of one of the series’ most iconic entries.

We’ve translated Hino’s full comments after the jump.

The latest issue of CoroCoro provides details on the next major update for Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y – Waiwai Gakuen Seikatsu. A new mode will be added alongside a series of special costumes.

Level-5’s new Werewolf game-style mode begins with four characters tasked with defending the base, but one of them is an enemy spy. You’ll randomly be chosen as the spy or a student who must uncover the spy.

Tying in with Jump Festa 2020 Online, Level-5 has prepared a new trailer for 3D mecha action game Megaton Musashi. Additionally, gameplay videos have been released showing battle and customization gameplay. We have the full set of videos below.

Level-5 will release the second major free update for Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y – Waiwai Gakuen Seikatsu next week, the company announced today. “DLC 2: Cosmic Final Battle Rendevous” goes live on November 28 in Japan.

The update includes a new dungeon and story, new Yo-kai Heroes, new multiplayer missions, new skills, and new craftable weapons. Level-5 is unlocking the level cap as well.

Here’s a presentation and commercial for the update: