Level-5 Has Shut Down Its North America Branches

Ni no Kuni and Yo-Kai Watch developer Level-5 has shut down its North American operations. This may mean the future of Level-5 English localization titles is uncertain, with its future titles not releasing outside of Japan.

According to Gamesindustry.biz reports, the North American branch and its Level-5 Abby spin-off office have been winding down operations in the middle of 2019. The branch was running on a skeleton crew of up to two employees this year to carry out essential functions.

At the same time, it was consolidating its business between the Japan office and international advertising company Dentsu. The branch’s CEO Yukari Hayakawa departed the company earlier this year.


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