Level-5

Level-5 Inc. (株式会社レベルファイブ, Kabushiki-gaisha Reberu Faibu) is an independent video game developer and publisher based in Fukuoka, Japan. The company, which employs about 280 individuals, was founded in October 1998 by Akihiro Hino after he departed from the now defunct Japanese developer Riverhillsoft. Hino designs, plans and produces all of Level-5’s games, and is President and CEO of the company.Since its inception, Level-5 has enjoyed a very close relationship with Sony Computer Entertainment, with many of its titles funded by and produced in conjunction with the publisher.
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  • Media Create Sales: 1/12/15 – 1/18/15

    … Kenka Bancho 6 debuts, but Yokai Watch 2 still on top. This week’s Media Create sales are in. Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales) [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 50,244 (2,372,371) [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 24,964 (2,457,623) [3DS] Kenka Bancho 6: Soul & Blood (Spike…

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  • Media Create Sales: 1/5/15 – 1/11/15

    … Yokai Watch 2 continues to lead in poor sales week. This week’s Media Create sales figures are in. Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales) [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 74,998 (2,322,127) [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 38,420 (2,432,659) [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS…

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  • Japan’s Most Downloaded PSN Releases In 2014

    … Fusion (Ubisoft) 11. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft) 12. Dragon Age: Inquisition (Electronic Arts) 13. Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (Koei Tecmo) 14. Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar) 15. Yakuza Ishin! (Sega) 16. Strider (Capcom) 17. Watch Dogs (Ubisoft) 18. Samurai Warriors 4 (Koei Tecmo) 19. inFamous: Second Son (Sony…

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  • 3DS eShop charts (1/6/15)

    … we don’t have a choice! 11. Level-5 Games Video 2 12. Pokemon Art Academy E3 2014 Trailer 13. Sonic Boom Launch Video 14. The Cat Mario Show Episode 2 15. Best of 2014: Fan Faves 16. Mario Party 10 E3 2014 Trailer 17. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video 18. Pokemon Trading Card Game Trailer 19. Shantae: Risky Boots Character Video 20. Yoshi’s Woolly World E3 2014 Trailer Source: 3DS eShop Around the Web…

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  • Level-5's CEO is jacked up about their next project

    … Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino is pumped. After selling tons of copies of Yo-kai Watch in 2014 among a host of other successful IPs, 2015 is looking to be a good year for the developer. Recently, speaking to 4Gamer, he noted that he was particularly hopeful for a brand new project. Hino went on to say, “Level-5 will continue taking on new challenges…

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  • Famitsu readers vote on the top news stories of 2014 and more

    … 13. Final Fantasy VII arriving on PS4 14. Splatoon, a title with a new style in third-person shooters, arriving on Wii U 15. The announcement of PoPoLoCrois Farm Story 16. The Legend of Legacy, a perfect new RPG, coming from splendid staff 17. The announcement of Pokken 18. Etrian Mystery Dungeon launching 15th of March 2015 19. Pokemon Omega Ruby…

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