Cult-classic studio, Level-5, showcased a healthy spread of trailers in their brand-new Level-5 VISION 2023 presentation. The presentation features a look at flagship series, Professor Layton, as well as a glimpse of several other exciting new titles coming soon. Perhaps most significant was their pride in announcing that every featured title would be released worldwide.
Opening the presentation was a stylish trailer for Level-5’s fresh IP, DECAPOLICE. Take to the virtual streets of DECASIM as rookie detective, Harvard Marks, and solve deadly cases.
The trailer gives us a glimpse of the investigative process used to solve troubling cases. Investigate the crime scene, search for evidence, and interview witnesses to form an idea of what happened. Take that information and analyze it on the board in a sequence known as the “reasoning phase”. Map out relationships and reveal the truth behind the incident, then confront the culprit.
The trailer also introduces your trusty team, as well as offers a glimpse at the range of villains you’ll be up against, including a serial killer known as “the Clown”. Deploy your team in turn-based combat reminiscent of Level-5’s flagship title, Ni No Kuni, and apprehend the suspect. You can also take a non-violent approach to combat by appealing to the criminal’s own mind.
DECAPOLICE launches in 2023 on PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch.
Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time
Level-5 presents a charming new game that leaves the fun entirely in your hands. Start a new life on Mysteria Island and live how you want.
Players can choose from a list of vocations, including cooking, fishing, or straight-up battling, and take the game at their own pace. Relax with friends in online multiplayer, customize your island, or dedicate yourself to solving the mystery of the girl that controls time.
Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time aims for a 2023 release on the Nintendo Switch.
Level-5 Vision Showcase 2023 – Megaton Musashi: Wired
Previously only available in Japan, Megaton Musashi: Wired brings the fun worldwide in this new and improved version of the mech-battler game. Featuring a wave of additional content, players will be able to take control of famed anime icons such as Mazinger Z or Getter Robot.
The trailer also offers a glimpse of hefty customization, as well as co-op and team-based PVP.
Megaton Musashi: Wired will launch in 2023 on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and Steam, featuring total cross-play.
Professor Layton and the New World of Steam
Layton and Luke reunite in a new steampunk-themed entry in the cult-classic investigative series.
Leaving the familiar comfort of London behind, Professor Layton travels to the city of Steam Bison, America, to reunite with his old apprentice, Luke. The two are then thrust into a great mystery and must combine their intellect to solve puzzles just like old times.
The game promises to challenge the wits of players everywhere, featuring puzzles from QuizKnock, a group that specializes in creating puzzles for all kinds of media.
Professor Layton and the New World of Steam will launch on Nintendo Switch, but no release date was given.
Level-5 Vision Showcase 2023 – Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road of Heroes
Level-5 invites players to lace up and face destiny in this ambitious entry into the soccer series. Proposed as the culmination of the series so far, the game features roughly 4500 characters from the franchise’s history.
Put together your team and play through an extensive story mode featuring cutscenes from animation studio MAPPA or take the fight online and battle players worldwide.
The game features a highly accessible, fully customizable control scheme. As well as several options that change the way you play. Shift between portrait and landscape mode, or even freely change sides on the pitch.
Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road of Heroes aims to launch in 2023 on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS.