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Level-5 is back with another update on Megaton Musashi, as the company today shared a “Game Opening Special” trailer for the mecha title.

Here’s the video in full:

Level-5’s RPG Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – Prince’s Edition officially lands on Switch today. Bandai Namco is promoting the news with a launch trailer.

For more on Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – Prince’s Edition, read the following overview:

The launch of Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Prince’s Edition on Switch is imminent. Bandai Namco and Level-5 are bringing the RPG to Switch tomorrow, and we now have quite a bit of gameplay on Nintendo’s console.

Learn more about Ni no Kuni II with the following overview:

It’s been a long wait for Megaton Musashi, the newest project from Yo-kai Watch, Professor Layton, Ni no Kuni, and Inazuma Eleven developer Level-5. Now, however, the cooperative robot action RPG has secured a release date after it was first announced in 2016. Level-5 announced today that the game will finally launch on Switch in Japan on November 11.

A new trailer was also shared today. We’ve included that below.

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.