One of the New Year’s resolutions Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino has made is to pour huge attention on the Nintendo Switch in 2018.
Level-5, the developers behind Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven, Yokai Watch, etc. will be celebrating their 20th anniversary next year in 2018. Having being founded in 1998, the studio has went on to bring multiple titles across multiple Nintendo platforms.
Soccer themed franchise, Inazuma Eleven is getting a game next year. Inazuma Eleven Ares will mark the franchise’s first game on the Nintendo Switch.
Level 5 has announced that a new Inazuma Eleven game is currently under development for the Nintendo Switch. In a special broadcast, Level 5 has confirmed that Inazuma Eleven Ares will arrive Summer 2017 in Japan. No word on localisation as of yet.
In an interview with Glixel, Level-5 CEO, Akihiro Hino spoke about how the idea of Professor Layton come about. Speaking with them, Akihiro said that Level-5 was inspired by the popularity of brainteaser/brain-exercising games available back then, which included a “Brain Exercise” game on the DS. However, Akihiro did not just want to make another “Brain Exercise” game and decided to switch the formula up a bit.
YO-KAI Watch developer Level-5 has fully acquired Mighty No. 9 developer Comcept.