Level-5 Might Revive A Cancelled Game
Famitsu a line of Japanese video game magazines published by Enterbrain, Inc. and Tokuma will have on its next issue releasing on November 8th “An interview looking back together with president Akihiro Hino! A possible revival for that title?”
“Famitsu printed a teaser of sorts in their most recent issue, noting that there is going to be an interview with Akihiro Hino, president of Level-5, and that there will be a “possible revival for a canceled title.” As far as high profile cancellations go, True Fantasy Live Online is at the top of the list.
It was an ambitious Xbox MMO that was eventually canned due to Level-5’s lack of MMO experience and Microsoft’s unwillingness to compromise on certain features. I still remember reading magazine articles about it and anxiously awaiting it. It’s a long shot but after all this time it would be amazing to see it in offline form, maybe on the Switch?”
Level-5 Inc. is a Japanese video game developer and publisher based in Fukuoka, who are best known for their Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven, Ni no Kuni, and Yo-kai Watch franchises. The company was founded in October 1998 by Akihiro Hino after he departed from the now defunct Riverhillsoft.
Early in its history, the company enjoyed a close relationship with Sony Computer Entertainment, with many of its titles funded by and produced in conjunction with them. Starting in 2007, the company started self-publishing its titles in Japan, while Nintendo took over publishing on their systems internationally.
Level-5 went from small startup studio to one of the premier RPG developers in Japan, and have since enjoyed immense critical and commercial success. In early 2007, the company released its first fully self-funded and self-published title in Japan, Professor Layton and the Curious Village.
Read the full article at Destructoid.
Don’t miss any of the latest gaming new at – Gaming Instincts.