Ni No Kuni developer Level-5 aims to conquer the world with popular RPG series

Ni No Kuni developer Level-5 aims to conquer the world with popular RPG series

According to a recent job posting at the firm, Level-5, the developer of Ni no Kuni and Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom, wishes to operate “on a worldwide scale” once again. The studio is well recognised for its contributions to the Yokai Watch series.

Level-5 essentially ended operations outside of Japan in 2020, gradually pulling down activities in North America and Europe during the following years. However, this looks to be a thing of the past. Because of the “recent globalisation of the video game sector,” Level-5 has hinted at a return to the global stage, working “on a worldwide scale.”

“With the recent globalisation of the games business, we are looking for people to maximise the business scale as a content holder and actively develop Level-5’s intellectual property not only in Japan but also on a global scale,” according to the job description.


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The company is looking for a Rights Business Representative who will be in charge of “proposal of video game business utilising our own intellectual property to domestic and overseas game developers,” as well as “negotiations with domestic and overseas game developers, contract negotiation/ conclusion, supervision, advertising, delivery,” “business planning,” and “rights planning.”

The job posting has been making the rounds on social media, including Reddit. Speculation has understandably been wild, with users on the site expressing a wide range of both popular and controversial viewpoints, with a user known as D Beats posting the most upvoted remark on a discussion about the “upcoming return of Level-5”.

“I hope. But I’ll say what I usually say in a Level-5 post,” D Beats said. “They need to stop trying to make every damn franchise a multimedia franchise and focus on making the games first.” Level-5 has generated a wide range of derivative material based on its intellectual property, including television series, toys, and other products.

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