View Full Version : Level-5 trying to figure out how to take advantage of Switch, won’t have launch games

10-30-2016, 09:46 PM
I hope it doesn't end up like Wii U when everyone was saying they are trying to figure out how to make use of the Wii U Gamepad.

Level-5 has been a staunch supporter of Nintendo platforms for many years. This will continue with Switch, as the company is already confirmed to be on board. Just don’t expect any titles immediately.

In an interview with Vandal, CEO Akihiro Hino said Level-5 won’t have any games ready for Switch’s launch. As for why, he explained that they want to “find out the best way to get the most out of the console” and “how to take advantage of it.”

Hino’s full comments:

“We plan to make games for Nintendo Switch, but I think it’s very important to find out the best way to get the most out of the console. For that reason, we won’t have any titles at launch, but we’ll work with it as soon as we figure out how to take advantage of it.”

Level-5 is working on several projects, including Lady Layton, The Snack World, Inazuma Eleven Ares, and Megaton Musashi. Some of these are planned for 3DS, and a couple may end up on Switch as well. Megaton Musashi probably won’t be ready until 2018, so it might make more sense to create it for Switch rather than 3DS.


11-07-2016, 12:04 AM
I'm sure they already got a dev kit to develop for the console, the article makes it sounds like their trying to figure out how to console, It makes since for them to take their time as this console is different from the competition and different completely, it'll be the first time devs are developing for a hand held and a home console so it makes since for them to be a bit slow at first.

However, Something wrong could potentially happen and the switch isn't as dev friendly as believed.

Joe Redifer
11-07-2016, 01:03 AM
Who is Level 5? Are they as good as Factor 5?

11-07-2016, 01:25 AM
Oh Factor 5...why didn't you make Lair with a standard control scheme?! You still be making games today if you had..

11-07-2016, 01:28 AM
Oh Joe... factor 5 is way more obscure, if not for the fact it closed down.

Level 5 made/makes Dark cloud/Chronice, Rogue galaxy, Layton series, Ni no kuni series, Yokai watch series. They are mostly JRPG developers/publishers.

Joe Redifer
11-07-2016, 05:46 AM
I've played Ni no Kuni. It was OK.

11-07-2016, 06:34 AM
Dark Chronicle, Rogue Galaxy, Jeanne d'Arc and Dragon Quest VIII/IX are good games by Level 5. More recently they haven't been very good.

11-07-2016, 07:37 AM
Dragon quest and yokai watch are the only games ive heard from Level 5