Masterworks from some of Japan's most influential game designers available for download this fall.
LEVEL-5 INTERNATIONAL AMERICA ANNOUNCES LIBERATION MAIDEN, AERO PORTERAND CRIMSON SHROUD FOR RELEASE IN NORTH AMERICAMasterworks From Some of Japan’s Most Influential Game DesignersAvailable For Download This Fall
SANTA MONICA, CA (October 4, 2012) – Renowned Japanese video gamecompany LEVEL-5, best known for their critically acclaimed ProfessorLayton video game series and the upcoming game Ni No Kuni: Wrath ofthe White Witch, is bringing three of the studio’s most popularJapanese-only releases to North America this Fall via the NintendoeShop on Nintendo 3DS™. The three titles – LIBERATION MAIDEN, AEROPORTER and CRIMSON SHROUD -- were previously released only in Japan aspart of GUILD01, a multi-game pack featuring works by some of theindustry’s most respected game creators.
“LEVEL-5 is dedicated to empowering the world’s best game designerswith the freedom to create the innovative games they truly want tomake featuring the immersive stories they want to tell, and thesethree games are great examples of that strategy,” said Akihiro Hino,President and CEO of LEVEL-5. “We are extremely proud to bringSUDA51’s LIBERATION MAIDEN to North America and Europe as the firstrelease from the series, offering true game design and productionvalues of the highest quality through a downloadable platform.”
Additional details about North American release dates and pricing foreach of the titles will be released soon.
ABOUT LIBERATION MAIDEN
LIBERATION MAIDEN is a full-scale 3D sci-fi shooter created bycritically acclaimed developer Goichi Suda, better known as SUDA51,from Grasshopper Manufacture, creators of fan-favorites LollipopChainsaw, No More Heroes, Shadows of the Damned and many more. Set100 years in the future in New Japan, LIBERATION MAIDEN puts playersin the role of Shoko Ozora, piloting a humanoid robot called Kamui.The game brings AAA production values to the downloadable market in anunprecedented collaboration of all-star creators in music, art, anddesign, including breathtaking animation by the acclaimed animationstudio, bones. More information on LIBERATION MAIDEN can be foundonline at http://level5ia.com/blackbox/liberation-maiden/.
ABOUT AERO PORTER
AERO PORTER combines puzzle elements with a simulation of airportoperations. Designed by Seaman creator Yoot Saito, the player sortscolor-coded luggage onto conveyor belts while avoiding mishaps anddelays. Players are also able to design and share their own planeswith a wide range of colors and patterns.
ABOUT CRIMSON SHROUD
CRIMSON SHROUD was created by game designer, Yasumi Matsuno, whoseprevious works include industry cornerstones such as Final FantasyTactics, Vagrant Story, and Tactics Ogre. CRIMSON SHROUD is a new RPGthat reimagines the table top RPG, and puts the power of the dice inthe player’s hands to determine their fates.For more information about LEVEL-5 and each of its upcoming titles,please visit http://level5ia.com/blackbox/.
All titles available in English only.