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Ni no Kuni animated movie available on Netflix today

Grab some popcorn

Back in the middle of December, we found out the Ni no Kuni movie was going to see a Western release via Netflix. Just incase you forgot, here's your reminder that the film is now available to stream! Check out a refresher on what the film's all about below.

Two average teens go on a magical quest to save the life of their friend and her counterpart from another world...but love complicates the journey.

Level-5's CEO talks about their games repeatedly being delayed, and branching out in 2020

Always the perfectionist

Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino sat down with Famitsu for a quick interview on the company's status, upcoming plans, and more. In one snippet, Hino teases new things to come for Level-5 outside of their usual games content, and also gives a brief explanation on why their upcoming projects have been pushed back numerous times. Check out the statement below.

I still can’t tell about things in detail, but other than games, anime, and movies, we’re also going to challenge new things so look forward to them.

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.

Inazuma Eleven: Heroes' Great Road may see yet another delay

Delay of game

Level-5 seems to be having a really tough time with Inazuma Eleven: Heroes' Great Road. The game has suffered setback after setback, and it appears another one might be on the way. While Level-5 hasn't said anything just yet, the official website has had a bit of a date change. The site recently stated the game would hit in Spring 2020, but for whatever reason, any mention of Spring has been removed. The site now simply states a 2020 release.

Yo-Kai Watch 4++ updated to Version 2.1.4

Level-5 has updated Yo-kai Watch 4/++ to Version 2.1.4 as of today. This update fixes a bug in the Pura-pura Busters mode where players couldn’t proceed after defeating Sproink (Nobose Tonman) or Hoggles (Onobori Kuroton), along with other minor bug fixes. This update also includes 1-Star Coin and 2 x Crank-a-Kai as a bonus.

Check out another round of gameplay for Megaton Musashi

Level-5 released a ton of info on Megaton Musashi for Jump Festa 2020, and we're still seeing content trickle out after the event's close. The official website for Megaton Musashi has a number of different gameplay clips and promos, which have been combined into the video above.

Level-5 releases new screens and art for Megaton Musashi, plus character, gameplay, and story info, along with new footage

A Megaton blow-out!

Check out more screens and art here

Level-5 has opened the floodgates on Megaton Musashi, sharing all sorts of details on the upcoming title. Check out the info round-up below, as well as new gameplay footage.

Destroy Alien Invaders in this Cooperative Robot Action RPG

Developed in collaboration between Weekly Shonen Jump and Level-5, Megaton Musashi is an upcoming cross-media project. The game is a cooperative robot action RPG feature online battles where players control a giant robot. Pilot a robot created through a concentration of Earth technologies and fight alongside friends against alien invaders.

—Join forces with friends in battles against huge enemies. Utilize your robots special traits such as attack, defense, and recovery to carry out various strategies. Dialogue scenes between characters also occur in battle.

■ Robots

Musashi

Musashi is the strongest giant robot created through a concentration of Earth technologies. Its body stands over 60 meters tall and has a combination of three modules.

In addition to standard attacks such as its Photon Revolver, it also has a special weapon called the Defusion Blaster that it fires from its chest.

Gaudia

A support-type rogue that specializes in long-range combat.

Sparkman

A melee-type rogue that specializes in close-range combat.

Combine Parts

Freely combine parts to customize your very own robot. There is an infinite amount of potential combinations.

■ Story

This is a story about mankind’s counterattack to take back Earth from alien invaders.

In the year 2118, mysterious alien invaders called “Dracters” suddenly invaded the planet. Within a matter of days, they gained total control of Earth.

Earth was gouged out into the shape of a donut, and the planet became an alien nest. The humans that evacuated to the “Shelter,” a high-defense residential facility, planned their counterattack.

It was their last hope. The power to oppose the overwhelmingly huge arsenal of the alien invaders.

…its name was Musashi. A Megaton-class giant robot.

■ Characters

In order to take back Earth, three “Megaton-class problem children” that carry the burden of the planet’s future were entrusted with piloting the giant robots.

Yamato Ichidaiji (voiced by Toshiki Masuda)
The Sinful Fighting Fiend

An utmost psychopath. When he grabs the robot’s control stick, his personality changes. He possesses high aptitude as a pilot, such as good judgment and reflexes.

Teru Asami (voiced by Soma Saito)
An Elitist Without Compassion

A coldhearted narcissist. His grades are the top of his class. Calm, cool, and collected, he shows no weakness.

Ryugo Hijikata (voiced by Shunsuke Takeuchi)
A Fiery and Powerful Boss

A quick-tempered and hot-blooded boss-like character. While he often gets riled up, he is actually a reliable leader who looks after his own.



Megaton Musashi 'Jump Festa 2020' extended trailer

A mega-sized trailer

After years and years of development hell, Level-5 is finally ready to bring Megaton Musashi into the limelight. The game was confirmed for Switch earlier this week, and we know it'll be on-hand at Jump Festa 2020. Today Level-5 has shown off the extended trailer for the game that'll be played on loop at the event.

Read Famitsu's full reviews for Pokemon Sword and Shield, as well as Yo-Kai Watch 4++

The full details

We may have had the Famitsu review scores for Pokemon Sword and Shield and Yo-Kai Watch 4++, but it's always nice to have some context. If you want to know how Famitsu's reviewers came to the conclusions they did, you can check out the full reviews for each game below.

Pokemon Sword and Shield

1st reviewer: Explorations, battles, and contacting Pokémon; all of them have been legitimately evolved. The Pokémon’s appeals themselves have also increased which is great, from becoming cooler in Dynamax to becoming cuter in Pokémon Camp. Popular features like Raid Battles and Open World are being included in Pokémon’s world, setting out a unique appeal which also leaves a good impression. There are also small “fun factors” spread all around the adventure – from riding a bicycle to changing attire – which is also good. 10

2nd reviewer: The structure of “Wild Area”, where Pokémon of various species and levels appear in a vast field, is revolutionary. It has become possible to swap Pokémon from boxes without having to return to towns, and in the Pokémon Center you can also re-learn moves, which gives more freedom to the composition, making it even more fun. Although the story leaves a rather light impression, gym battles become hype as they are elaborated presentation-wise, such as the Pokémon becoming giants among other. 9

3rd reviewer: The aspect here is that the timeless Pokémon has been inherited by children of the current era. The presentations that reminds me of sports and the champion’s character design among others are like seasonings that grade schoolers might find them interesting, leaving a good impression. I feel like the follow-ups to the Pokémon you didn’t choose at the beginning are being summarized with the game’s tone. Lots of the features are being reset which refreshed me, but it’s a bit unfortunate that the structure of obtaining a Pokémon after battles has been abandoned. 10

4th reviewer: The modeling designs of appearing Pokémon and characters are neat and catchy. The straight-line scenario brings a starting point to the story of growth, and the elaborate field compositions are also good. The battles where type compatibilities come out in reality and the abundance of healing opportunities in the middle of roads are just like the past series titles. With the network connection you can do versus or raid battles with unknown people; although they require an appetite for victory and countermeasures, it’s also enriched with methods where you just slightly connect such as trading. 9

Yo-Kai Watch 4++

1st reviewer: YW4 had a hype story with the series all-stars including the movie and anime; The Busters multiplayer gets added here, which makes it a game where you can fully enjoy the real “Yo-kai Watch” world. In multiplayer you can fight by possessing other characters in the map; it brings over the fun factor unique to this game both strategy and control wise which is great. I’m also glad they have an upgrade support from YW4. If I had to speak out my desire, I wanted to play YW4++ from the beginning half a year ago. 9

2nd reviewer: The various additional features – from new yokais to quests – strike my chest. I’m also glad I get to play “Plus Plus Blasters” which allows multiplayer; Although you basically only control the yokai, you can also control the Watchers by “possessing” them which is a good structure. The Nintendo Switch version has a DLC that lets you upgrade to ++, so thankfully people who already have YW4 can enjoy the additional content without having to re-buy the whole game again. 9

3rd reviewer: The main game had appeals in magnificent all-star composition that transcends time and space, and the experience of getting into an anime world; I’d definitely recommend this to people who haven’t experienced it yet. Players who already have it can rest assured as a method has been prepared to obtain the additional features. The “Plus Plus Blasters” has fun multiplayer; as it is on a home console, it would’ve been even better if there were at least one mission where people can cooperate with one console and multiple controllers. 9

4th reviewer: You’ll get moved all around the map even by just progressing with the main story, but as there are sufficient and convenient features related to movement it didn’t cause any hardships. Depending on your action controls, you can somewhat fill the gap on yokai stats in battles, which is also good. The new mode “Plus Plus Blasters” has the appearances of many boss yokai that even your raised yokai would struggle against in the vanilla version. Collecting the newly added yokai among others will give a motivation in playing the game further. 9

Yo-Kai Watch 4++ updated to Version 2.1.3

Level-5 has updated Yo-kai Watch 4++ to Version 2.1.3. This seems to be a minor update, with the only patch notes mentioning that “several bugs have been fixed so that you can play the game more comfortably.” This update comes with a 1-Star Coin and 2 x Crank-a-Kai.

Yo-kai Watch 4++ now available in Hong Kong

Watch out!

Here's a bit of a surprise release. Level-5 has just launched Yo-Kai Watch 4++ for the Switch in Hong Kong. This version of the game supports Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese. This is actually the first time a mainline Yo-Kai Watch game has been localized in Chinese, which is pretty great to see!

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