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Three of the Four Guild 01 Games Coming to Europe, North America on eShop

by Neal Ronaghan - October 4, 2012, 11:54 am PDT
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The Suda 51 collaboration, Liberation Maiden, is available today in Europe after the Nintendo Direct.

Liberation Maiden, Aero Porter, and Crimson Shroud, three of the games available in the Level-5-created Japan compilation game Guild 01, are coming to the eShop in Europe and North America in 2012.

Liberation Maiden, made with Suda 51, is available on the European eShop right after the Nintendo Direct presentation for €7.99. Liberation Maiden is a shooter about a high school girl who becomes the President of Japan after her father is assassinated.

Aero Porter, from Seaman and Odama developer Yoot Saito, will be coming out in November in Europe. It is an airport simulation game. Crimson Shroud, made with Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story developer Yasumi Matsuno, will hit the eShop in December in Europe. It is an RPG that is set in a world without magic and is the story of how magic became commonplace in the world.

Rental Bukiya de Omasse, the fourth Guild 01 game, was not mentioned to be released on the eShop.

The North American versions of these games weren't given specific release windows, and will be out "before this holiday season."

Read our impressions of the Japanese version here and here.

Level-5 International America Announces Liberation Maiden, Aero Porter And Crimson Shroud for Release in North America

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.

Talkback

VahneOctober 04, 2012

Liberation Maiden will be MINE!

noname2200October 04, 2012

Glad to hear they're getting broken up. Might pick up one or two of them now.

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