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White Knight Story developer preparing a shock for gamers

Level-5, the developer behind the likes of White Knight Story, Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven, has revealed that it will be making some shocking announcements in Japan very soon. But what could be in store from the Japanese developer?

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine had news of Level-5’s upcoming annual conference ‘Level 5 Vision’, where the developer behind games such as Square Enix’s Dragon Quest IX: Protectors of the Starry Sky on Nintendo DS and White Knight Story on PlayStation 3 will announce various new games it will self-publish. The conference will take place on 26th September and the company has been quoted as saying “A game revolution is beginning […] Wait for shocking announcements from Level-5!” as its main slogan on the advertisement page.


Which console could be getting the home version of Inazuma Eleven?

Last year’s event focused on on titles the developer was self-publishing over the coming year, Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box and Inazuma Eleven, both on DS, which means that the likes of Sony-published White Knight Story and Square Enix’s Dragon Quest IX will likely not be present. However, the third Professor Layton ‘The Last Time Travel’ and the console version of Inazuma Eleven will indeed be prominently placed at the show, and possibly even an entirely new Intellectual Property. But what could the shock be? The rift that formed between Level-5 and Microsoft regarding the True Fantasy Online game probably rules out heavy Xbox 360 support, but could the developer really take the risk of heavily backing the PlayStation 3 in Japan with its lacklustre sales? Then again, Third Party sales on Wii in Japan are hardly massively healthy either, so it will definitely be intriguing to see what happens.

What would you like to see at the upcoming show next week? Be sure to air your thoughts by posting below…

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Comment by Veritas on 2008-09-19 17:43:49 | Reply

Who?

Comment by pisslips on 2008-09-19 20:19:17 | Reply

Who?

Comment by Flex on 2008-09-19 20:33:15 | Reply

Who?

Comment by Dog eggs on 2008-09-19 20:34:17 | Reply

Who?

Comment by owner on 2008-09-19 21:07:34 | Reply

what?

Comment by pero on 2008-09-19 21:50:59 | Reply

why?

Comment by Steve Perry on 2008-09-19 22:12:47 | Reply

Who?

Comment by DanMan on 2008-09-19 22:28:54 | Reply

wtf???

Comment by MoD Gunslinger (Killitical Guns) on 2008-09-20 00:13:25 | Reply

I have to agree with all of the above questions.

Comment by Strahd on 2008-09-20 01:37:04 | Reply

?????????

Comment by TK Chillin on 2008-09-20 03:48:36 | Reply

……………

You know, I am getting so sick of people announcing upcoming announcements -am I alone?

If you have something to announce, do it. If not, then f*** off home until you do, don’t ask us to fire up the internet rumor mill with absolutely zero information to do so with. If you’re going to tell us something next week that you happen to know right now, don’t bother me until you’re ready to share it.

Comment by Nevers on 2008-09-22 17:20:53 | Reply

hahahaha… It’s like someone asking you, “can I ask you a question?”

It would be interesting if Level 5 did announce that support was coming for the 360, but word is that the bridges were well and truly burned because of the whole debacle surrounding True Fantasy Online…

Comment by Voyager2k on 2008-09-20 19:36:49 | Reply

Level-5 will announce that M$ is the devil.

Comment by Smitty on 2008-09-24 07:11:28 | Reply

Dosent matter really becasue White Knight Story will be a PS3 exclusive, as all good games are.

Comment by The_Glovner on 2008-09-24 08:21:16 | Reply

Okay, right how about….

In fact..

Why even bother..

Yeah okay you are right. Off you go and enjoy a Blu-Ray movie or some shitty slow internet browsing

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