Level-5 formally announced today (in Japan) that Level-5 International America Inc will be formed in Santa Monica, California this September.
Great stuff. Good studio branching overseas.
didn't Square-Enix expand overseas as well before turning to the dark side or was it after, lol.
yay more companies where i have a chance to get hired just need to finish school
Maybe Sony will buy them. However, Lvl5 make a lot of profit from Nintendo games
Uhoh, guess you know what that means.... AAA Powerhouse ps3 exclusive is take off
From Software made Demons Souls
Why does have Sony to buy every studio around? This isn't even their main strategy for 1st party! Sony made studios their own mature enough to split and them they employ more people so their studios get bigger. Sure they buy some studios, but only when the studio shows interest and being part of Sony venture in the gaming market. Not just payolla buy out. Just like Insomniac, Sony offered them to buy the studio, Insomniac choosed not to. Level 5 alredy showed no interest and being bought, since they are trying to enter into the publishing business, they are not just developers anymore. This move to have a branch in western, if anyting, just reinforce they shitft from developers to publishers.
Santa Monica huh... Anyone up for God of War RPG?
They'll be next door neighbors to Sony Santa Monica aka "The God of War Studio".
Naughty Dog is in Santa Monica also.
Now they don't have to depend on anybody
This is good for their smaller games but I think they're likely to be extremely happy with their partnerships with Sony, Nintendo and Square Enix. They owe all three quite a bit.
They can publish the ip's that they own without sacrificing a lot of the profit from them. I love Level 5 because of all the games they made for Sony. So even if they still work with Nintendo, SE and Sony i'd still be happy.
Where's Inazuma Eleven!? I thought they wanted it in Europe for the World Cup! I do wonder if they're working on Dragon Quest X or not.... Genius Sonority could be...
Was gonna say lol I heard they were bringing the first Inazume 11 game to EU to coincide with the World Cup. I'll wait patiently. The game looks fantastic.
THE ANOTHER WORLD MUST BE LOCALIZED...... ITS THE MOST ADVANCED DS RPG
I wonder of all places in CA, why Santa Monica?....
Nice. Hopefully this will help speed up the localization ^^
maybe they will finish this game....i think they are still mad at MS for that one
was White Knight Chronicles a succes? havent tried it, only remember some awful reviews
THE ANOTHER WORLD FANS UNITE!!!!!!!!!!!! HEIL if you want the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, now we can get these games localized quicker..
Hell maybe now they will localize Professor Layton faster than 3 fucking years.
I expect to see WKC2 sooner now, no 2 yr import pls
maybe Santa Monica Studios and Naughty Dog (both based in Santa Monica, CA), will give them a hand with tech, meaning better PS3 titles (Dark Cloud 3 benefiting from God of War 3's MLAA and Uncharted's texture work and streaming tech would be AMAZING).
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