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Level-5: 'wait for shocking announcements from Level-5!"

One of the most talent Japanese developers, Level-5 (White Knight Story, Dragon Quest IX : Protectors of the Starry Sky), has announced in the latest Famitsu magazine that a press conference named Level-5 Vision 2008 will take place in Japan on September 26.

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HighDefinition3349d ago (Edited 3349d ago )

More games for PS3 hopefully, and most likely a NA release date. Since it`s coming in JP in a few short months.

The RPG slump will be OVER!!!!!

Level 5 FTW

Hentai3349d ago

This time we won't be building towns, we'll be building a World, or maybe the universe!

Aclay3349d ago (Edited 3349d ago )

Seriously, Sony needs to acquire Level 5 because they NEED a first party developer that makes nothing but JRPG's. Microsoft has Lionhead to make RPG's for them. Sony has 1st party developers and 2nd party developers that make nearly all genres of games EXCEPT for RPG's and they need that.

If Sony doesn't acquire Level 5, hopefully they will publish Dark Cloud 3.

Anyways, I'm looking forward to hearing more about White Knight because there hasn't been much revealed about the game yet.

heyheyhey3349d ago

@Hentai

sounds a bit like the Spore that never was.... except with every building sporting every variation of every colour in the rainbow and everything running around flinging fire spells..

gaffyh3349d ago

I agree with Aclay, it will be a very good decision on Son's part to make Level 5 art of the Sony family. However if that is financially viable at this time is another issue, Sony wants to become profitable on PS3 (and I don't think that can happen if they buy a new studio).

September 26 is very soon, can't wait Level 5 ftw.

Le-mo3349d ago

If it is indeed Dark Cloud 3 then it WILL be a PS3 exclusive. Why? Simple, Dark Cloud is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment and so is Rogue Galaxy. And I am 100% positive WKC is also a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment.

JOLLY13349d ago (Edited 3349d ago )

I have no idea if the news I rheard is true, but it sounds like level-5 was jealous of all the publicity that SE got for going crossplat. So, it looks like they are going to have some "huge announcements" at this conference.

JOLLY13349d ago

New Message:
14 minutes ago | By: cahill | Block

WKS in december in Japan
x360 is now officially finished in Japan and europe(it was half finished in Japan ages ago)

tetsuhana3349d ago

Level-5 was going to be making 360 games too, but Microsoft did something to piss them off, so they aren't going to work with them anymore.

kazuma3349d ago

it was a xbox game, true fantasy live online.
level-5 had troubles with the online code and microsoft grew tired of waiting so they canned it.
then level-5 president said that microsoft sucked ass while dealing with them, so they most likely won't work together ever again.

pain777pas3348d ago

AclayPS3 your absolutely right Sony needs to grab this great team of devs asap.

Homicide3348d ago

Hope its Dark Cloud 3 or Rogue Galaxy 2 with a better story and character development.

Figboy3348d ago

looked really frigging cool, and since it was Level 5, it was damn near guaranteed to be full of win.

it's unfortunate that Microsoft pulled the plug.

and now look, they are still trying to make headway in Japan.

a strong, RPG from a respected RPG house like Level 5 would have certainly done wonders. Square-Enix is nice and all, but it's pretty much widely accepted that they have passed their prime (with the SNES/PS1 eras being the best the company has done; they were UNTOUCHABLE back then. the PS2 era saw some great games, but nothing like during the SNES/PS1 days).

i agree that Sony should buy Level 5, but considering the strong second party relationship they have with them, i don't expect that to happen. so far, the majority of Level 5's games have been on Playstation consoles. they're like a Japanese Insomniac; they like working with Sony, but they like to keep their options open.

and considering that Sony OWNS the IPs of Dark Cloud, Rogue Galaxy, Jeanne D'Arc, and White Knight Chronicles, those titles will NEVER grace a Nintendo or Microsoft console.

Microsoft's issue (in my eyes), is that they don't buy the franchise. they simply "borrow" it for a while. it's like they don't want to invest in the gaming industry by holding onto some key franchises.

hell, they barely want to hold onto any established studios (Bungie, Ensemble).

i think by showing an indifferent attitude towards investing in the gaming industry, it rattles confidence in the Microsoft brand to stick around in the gaming space. the 4 year lifespan of the original Xbox didn't help either, while the PS2 is still going strong, even though the spotlight will eventually shift to it's big brother.

i'm always up for a Level 5 announcement, regardless of the platform it's one. my guess is their announcements will be a mix of titles for the PS3, PSP, and Nintendo DS (maybe even the Wii and PS2), as those are platforms they are familiar with, and on good business terms with.

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SullyDrake3348d ago

White Knight Story? Dark Cloud 3? Rogue Galaxy 2? A new IP?

I think we can expect all 4, and expect them as PS3 exclusives.

mikeslemonade3348d ago

Wow I rather have just white knight story and dark cloud 3 alone compared to the handful of exclusive JRPGs on the 360. DC3 and WKS are going to do some ground breaking things.

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TheColbertinator3348d ago

I see Liar's post is still there.

Hmmm...

TANOD3348d ago

WHAT HAPPENED ABOVE??

usin4203348d ago

I was wondering the same thing, I guess a smiley face just pisses people off.

coolfool3348d ago

It pissed me off.....boy am I angry now!!!

Damn stupid smiley face.

LeonSKennedy4Life3348d ago

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^^^In loving memory of the smiley massacre of '08...

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vegnadragon3349d ago

9 days ways and counting.

cahill3349d ago (Edited 3349d ago )

I am 100% sure on this

anyway WKS is easily the biggest RPG of this gen

Poor MS and x360 will be completely wiped out in december in Japan and eu

Kill the competition PS3

@mohib

I am not that cahill. That bastard banned me once from GT forums. That bastard is an XBOT. after that i never went to that forum. that guy is destroying GT

mohib-uddin79865323349d ago (Edited 3349d ago )

I loved Dark Cloud 1+2

also cahill i heard that you are a mod on Gametrailers and that you are gay ?

is that true?

AngryXbot3349d ago

This console war is about done. Whiteknight is easily a very highly anticipated RPG and its release will destroy the 360 first in Asia and than the rest of the world.

A Dark Cloud announcement is perfect and will counter the FF13 announcement easily. I have stated a month ago that Sony needs to redirect resources at once due to the treacherous EA of the East (Square Enix).

It seems that Sony was thinking the same thing.
ICO game announcement at TGS
White Knight in December
Tales of Ves
Eternal Sonata
Valkyrie
Dark cloud at level 5 conference?

Holy shiat, RPG fans are in for a TREAT. These arent shiat games like infinite floppery. PS3 the true RPG king.

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Rick Astley3349d ago

WTF ^ Obsessive Dark Cloud fans are funny.

Mr_Bun3349d ago

Has anyone mentioned "Dark Cloud 3" ?

Stryfeno23349d ago

• Xbox 360: 28,681 units
• Wii: 27,057 units
• PLAYSTATON 3: 8,050 units (This is PS3 homeland)

NUFF SAID!!!

pwnsause3349d ago

lol, you do know the next week, its going to go back down below the PS3, ROFL

Final_Rpg3348d ago

I hope so, that would be awesome. Dark cloud series are very very respectable I believe.

AngryBot3348d ago

This console war is about done. Whiteknight is easily a very highly anticipated RPG and its release will destroy the 360 first in Asia and than the rest of the world.

A Dark Cloud announcement is perfect and will counter the FF13 announcement easily. I have stated a month ago that Sony needs to redirect resources at once due to the treacherous EA of the East (Square Enix).

It seems that Sony was thinking the same thing.
ICO game announcement at TGS
White Knight in December
Tales of Ves
Eternal Sonata
Valkyrie
Dark cloud at level 5 conference?

Holy shiat, RPG fans are in for a TREAT. These arent shiat games like infinite floppery. PS3 the true RPG king.

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meepmoopmeep3349d ago

Level-5 announces that they are now property of Sony's 1st party studios
(i hope) :P

cahill3349d ago

LEVEL 5 is now the new SQUARE|

SQUARE has now become trash --IU/PROJECT SYLPHEED are games that SQUARE is now making!!!

I am sure LEVEL 5 will announce 2 new exclusives for PS3 on 26th

Poor MS ..this is double killing for them after WKS announcement

AngryXbot3349d ago

PS3 is fastly becoming PS2. With unrivaled line up that appeals to everyone.

PS3 is set to take the crown of RPG console. Take note fake consoles, the RPG king is back in town!

History is repeating itself and the crap60 is doomed. Looking back to the beginning of 2008, there has been nothing but GOOD news for the PS3 and nothing but BAD news for the crap60.

How one can still think the crap60 is a winner is beyond me!

Its real simple logic.
400 bucks for a CHAMPION = BARGAIN
300 bucks for a LOSER = RIP OFF!