SANTA MONICA, CA (March 7, 2013) – Renowned Japanese game developer LEVEL-5, best known for the Professor Layton video game series, has released the exhilarating sci-fi shooter LIBERATION MAIDEN worldwide for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  The action comes to these platforms with stunning high-definition visuals, fully voiced English audio, and several exclusive iOS-only enhancements such as Game Center features and achievements, controls designed for the touchscreen, and graphics optimized for the beautiful Retina Display.

“We are excited to be bringing an amazing, high-quality game like LIBERATION MAIDEN to iOS devices, providing a full-fledged handheld video game experience for mobile phone and tablet users,” said Akihiro Hino, President and CEO of LEVEL-5.  “LIBERATION MAIDEN for iOS redefines what a mobile game can do with the quality design, story and gameplay normally only available to console gamers.”

LIBERATION MAIDEN is a high-octane sci-fi shooter produced by LEVEL-5 and directed by critically acclaimed developer Goichi Suda (SUDA51) from Grasshopper Manufacture, creators of fan-favorites Lollipop Chainsaw, No More Heroes, Shadows of the Damned and many more.  Set 100 years in the future in New Japan, LIBERATION MAIDEN puts players in the role of young President Shoko Ozora, piloting a humanoid mech she must use to free her country from the yoke of tyranny.  The game brings AAA production values to the downloadable market in an unprecedented collaboration of all-star creators in music, art, and design, including breathtaking animation by the famed animation studio, bones.

The iOS edition of LIBERATION MAIDEN includes several never-before seen features:

  • Expanded Game Play with Game Center:  Players will face new Challenges, compete for high scores with friends, and aim for the top of the ranked Leaderboard.*Challenges only available on iOS 6.0 or higher; 4th generation iPod touch not compatible with Game Center features
  • Retina Display:  The game’s graphics have been optimized to take advantage of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch’s incredibly sharp Retina Display on compatible devices.
  • Intuitive ControlsLIBERATION MAIDEN’s controls maximize playability and functionality across touchscreen devices and can be further customized for maximum comfort to a player’s dominant hand.
  • Compatibility:  The game is playable on iOS 5.0 and higher across the Apple mobile lineup, including iPhone 4 and higher, iPod touch 4th generation and higher, iPad 2 and higher, and iPad mini. *Certain devices are excluded

LIBERATION MAIDEN is available now for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via the App Store for US$4.99 / €4.49 / ₤2.99.  More information on LIBERATION MAIDEN for iOS can be found online at http://level5ia.com/ios/liberation-maiden/.

Liberation Maiden for iOS is available in English only in all territories, except for Japan where it is available in Japanese.

ABOUT LEVEL-5

LEVEL-5 Inc. plans, creates, and markets videogame software in Japan. The company’s flagship PROFESSOR LAYTON series has shipped over 14.5 million units worldwide, while the mega-hit INAZUMA ELEVEN series has shipped over 6.0 million units worldwide. The Little Battlers eXperience animated series, based on the hugely successful games of the same name, will soon make its western debut in Europe and the Americas. The company recently released Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for North America and Europe, featuring animations by the Academy Award-winning Studio Ghibli, and music by Joe Hisaishi. In September 2010, LEVEL-5 Inc. opened an office in Santa Monica, California. While maintaining its base as a game company, LEVEL-5 Inc. continues to actively explore collaborations with other media, as it strives to become a world-class entertainment brand.  More information on LEVEL-5 Inc. can be found at http://www.level5ia.com and http://www.level5.co.jp/.

©2013 LEVEL-5 Inc. ©2013 GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE Inc. Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

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