Level 5 Vision Conference Brings New Games, Trailers and Screenshots, But don't Get all Hot and Bothered Yet...

By Giuseppe Nelva

August 26, 2013

Today Level 5 held its annual “Level 5 Vision” conference, traditionally home to new announcements and new games, but if you’re a hardcore JRPG fan, you may want to sit down point a fan at your face before you get a conniption.

Here’s a quick recap of what we got this year with assorted screenshots and trailers:

Wonder Flick: a free to play RPG that will launch on Android and iOS in November and will then be ported to PS Vita, PS3, PS4 Xbox One and Wii U next year. But hey, the music is by Nobuo Uematsu.


Majin Station: a card game for iOS and Android slated for this winter. The only interesting thing about it is the mixed anime/CG trailer. Not that we saw any gameplay anyway.

Layton 7… Yes, Layton 7. But wait. It’s a completely different puzzle RPG from the old Layton games (and with different I mean that it really has nothing to do with them) , set in a miniature 3D city where you play different characters, slated for release on iOS, Android and 3DS.

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A new Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy Trailer. We already knew about the game of course.

A new trailer for Chikyu Kaimetsu Teki B-kyu Kanojo Z Uchu Taisen, free to play for iOS and Android, already released in Japan.

Inazuma Eleven Online, a free to play PC Online game to be released this winter by Hangame.


Almost everything is for smartphones, or free to play, or a social game of sorts. I guess we can try and feel better by thinking about Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy, but for someone like me, used to associate Level 5 with fantastic full-fledged games like Dark Cloud, Professor Layton (the real ones), Ni No Kuni, Rogue Galaxy or Jeanne d’Arc, this is a violent punch to the stomach.

Now, if you don’t mind excusing me, I need to go cry on my pillow.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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