The project between Ghibli and Level-5 is Ni no Kuni: The Another World, a RPG that will be produced by Level-5 and animated by Ghibli. The game centers around a 13-year old boy who is responsible for the death of his mother. One day, he's confronted by a fairy with a mysterious book that leads into a magical, parallel world. The boy then embarks on a quest to save his mother. This is scheduled for a 2009 release.
But that isn't all. Level-5 is also working on two additional games for the DS. The first title is the third installment in the Professor Layton series of games. While no new information on the game is presented, a Japanese release date of November 27th is listed. We know of at least one individual who will be very happy with that news.
The other title is a sequel to recent release, Inazuma Eleven. As many of you know, the game combined the sport of soccer with RPG mechanics and was something we hoped would release stateside. We have no idea if that will ever happen, but the company has said that the sequel, Inazuma Eleven 2 Kyoui no Shinryakusha, will be a direct sequel and feature a new team of Earth-invading aliens, the Alien Academy. This title will release in 2009.
And that's it. We'd like more to go on, but we'll have to wait until Friday, when it's likely some media on these will be available courtesy of the Level-5 Vision press conference in Tokyo. Keep your eyes here for more as it comes in.
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Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
9-24-2008 @ 9:03PM
WHOH. This could potentially be really, really awesome.
9-24-2008 @ 9:58PM
oh my god... this is the best news i've heard for the DS since FFIV's remake. nothing says quality like level-5 and ghibli. keep us posted DSfanboy, please!
9-24-2008 @ 11:24PM
Level-5 makes some classy games.
9-25-2008 @ 4:39AM
look at this guy
He's making the game of porco rosso, it's wonderful.
Great 3d models, texture and artwork.
You can find some videos on youtube
He needs to be produced! eheheh
9-25-2008 @ 2:51PM
I think I just died of glee. (hearts)
Stuido Ghibli & Level 5 FTW! I can not wait to see what they come up with!
I have to agree with the above, this is some of the best news the DS has seen in a long time. I'm a die-hard Ghibli fan and Level 5 make some of the quirkiest, most awesome titles out there. (Professor Layton = Love)
*happy dance of Fangirl Joy*
9-25-2008 @ 10:53PM
This very well might be DS's finest game.
9-26-2008 @ 9:49AM
This is awesome news. Hopefully the game will do so well that Ghibli will want to make more games, and maybe games based on their films.
How much would a "Laputa" game rock!
9-26-2008 @ 5:54PM
Wait, where's Layton 2? It's not in America!