The developer and publisher behind series like Inazuma Eleven, Professor Layton and Yo-Kai Watch had a relatively busy year in 2019 – announcing and localising a bunch of games while experiencing some troublesome delays at the same time.
In the latest issue of Famitsu (1623), Level-5’s President and CEO Akihiro Hino addressed the company’s game delays – such as Inazuma Eleven: Heroes’ Great Road, stating how it was all about building up each game over time, even if it did worry fans. Here’s the translation by BlackKite (via Japanese Nintendo):
Our development for games keep getting delayed, so it continues to make all our fans worry, but I want to properly build up titles we’re currently working on.
While Hino couldn’t reveal any of Level-5’s plans for the rest of the year, he did say the Japanese company was going to “challenge new things” in 2020.
If we’re being honest, at this point we would just like to see Yo-Kai Watch 4 localised. It came out in Japan last June and since then an enhanced version has been released on the Switch and PlayStation 4.
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