Well lookie here, it is our old friend Black Cube, the endlessly spinning 3D prism that has over the last few days spent its time spinning around and around on the Level-5 International America website. Well say “Goodbye!” to the cube as the website has now changed, leaving in its wake the announcement of three Nintendo 3DS titles which will be made available over subsequent months via the Nintendo eShop (October, November and December).
Level-5, renowned for their acclaimed Professor Layton video game series and their upcoming game Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch intend on bringing three of the studio’s most popular Japanese-only releases to North America and Europe this Autumn gaming season exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.
The three titles – Libertation Maiden, Aero Porter and Crimson Shroud were previously released in Japan as part of GUILD01, a multi-game pack featuring works by some of the industry’s most respected game creators.
Akihiro Hino | President and CEO of Level-5
LEVEL-5 is dedicated to empowering the world’s best game designers with the freedom to create the innovative games they truly want to make featuring the immersive stories they want to tell, and these three games are great examples of that strategy. We are extremely proud to bring SUDA51’s LIBERATION MAIDEN to North America and Europe as the first release from the series, offering true game design and production values of the highest quality through a downloadable platform.
The three titles are as follows:
LIBERATION MAIDEN is a full-scale 3D sci-fi shooter created by critically acclaimed developer Goichi Suda, better known as SUDA51, from Grasshopper Manufacture, creators of fan-favorites Lollipop Chainsaw, No More Heroes, Shadows of the Damned and many more. Set 100 years in the future in New Japan, LIBERATION MAIDEN puts players in the role of Shoko Ozora, piloting a humanoid robot called Kamui. The game brings AAA production values to the downloadable market in an unprecedented collaboration of all-star creators in music, art, and design, including breathtaking animation by the acclaimed animation studio, bones.
AERO PORTER combines puzzle elements with a simulation of airport operations. Designed by Seaman creator Yoot Saito, the player sorts color-coded luggage onto conveyor belts while avoiding mishaps and delays. Players are also able to design and share their own planes with a wide range of colors and patterns.
CRIMSON SHROUD was created by game designer, Yasumi Matsuno, whose previous works include industry cornerstones such as Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story, and Tactics Ogre. CRIMSON SHROUD is a new RPG that reimagines the table top RPG, and puts the power of the dice in the player’s hands to determine their fate.