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Level-5 Inc. is a Japanese video game developer and publisher. Based in Fukuoka, Japan, many of the company's titles are published by Nintendo overseas. According to president Akihiro Hino, the name "Level-5" refers to the actual term "Level-5", the highest possible mark on Japanese report cards, and their ambition to create "five-star" games.
Level-5 was initially founded by Akihiro Hino and his team from their former employer, Riverhillsoft, in 1998, after making a deal with Sony Computer Entertainment which would allow them to develop for the then-upcoming PlayStation 2.
In 2007, Level-5 would release in Japan Professor Layton and the Curious Village, their first self-funded and self-published title. From this point on, Level-5 would self-publish all of their future titles in Japan, while for international retail releases Nintendo would handle publishing duties.
In October 2015, Level-5 and Dentsu would found Level-5 abby in Santa Monica, California, for the purpose of creating media for their western audience.
Games published by Nintendo
|Professor Layton and the Curious Village||2007||Nintendo DS|
|Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box||2007||Nintendo DS|
|Inazuma Eleven||2008||Nintendo DS / Nintendo 3DS|
|Professor Layton and the Unwound Future||2008||Nintendo DS|
|Professor Layton and the Last Specter||2009||Nintendo DS|
|Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask||2011||Nintendo 3DS|
|Inazuma Eleven Strikers||2011||Wii|
|Inazuma Eleven GO||2011||Nintendo 3DS|
|LBX: Little Battlers eXperience||2012||Nintendo 3DS|
|Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney||2012||Nintendo 3DS|
|Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone||2012||Nintendo 3DS|
|Fantasy Life||2012||Nintendo 3DS|
|Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy||2013||Nintendo 3DS|
|Yo-kai Watch||2013||Nintendo 3DS|
|Inazuma Eleven GO 3: Galaxy||2013||Nintendo 3DS|
|Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls||2014||Nintendo 3DS|
|Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters||2014||Nintendo 3DS|