SANTA MONICA, CA (NOV. 29, 2012) – Renowned Japanese video game company LEVEL-5, best known for their critically acclaimed Professor Layton video game series, have released airport-simulator and puzzle game, AERO PORTER, in both North America and Europe via the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™ for $4.99 USD and €4.99 / ₤4.49 respectively (please check the Nintendo eShop for pricing in other available countries).

In addition, LEVEL-5, also announced that the Company will release CRIMSON SHROUD, the third title from GUILD01, the previously released Japan-only multi-game pack, on December 13 in both North America and Europe.

AERO PORTER was created by legendary game creator Yoot Saito, the father of some of Japan’s most innovative titles, including Seaman, The Tower, and Odama.  AERO PORTER continues this fantastical design vision, delivering an unconventional game that simply has to be played to be understood.  Through fun and approachable puzzle-based gameplay, time challenges, and simulation elements, AERO PORTER is welcoming to both new players and hardcore veterans as they overcome the challenges of running a modern day airport, from organizing luggage to scheduling flights to creating their own aeronautic masterpieces.

LEVEL-5 is proud to bring a refreshingly different and exciting game experience from one of Japan’s most revolutionary designers to the gamers of North America and Europe,” said Akihiro Hino, President and CEO of LEVEL-5.  “AERO PORTER further validates our belief that by empowering the world’s best game designers with creative freedom, we can produce top quality experiences, whether for console, handheld or any other platform.  AERO PORTER is a fun and distinctive title that refuses to conform to any single category while its combination of simple concepts and complex gameplay will appeal to all 3DS owners, young and old.”

ABOUT AERO PORTER

In AERO PORTER, the player is charged with managing the busy day-to-day operations of a bustling airport through gameplay that includes both clever puzzle elements and simulation challenges.  While running their flight hub, players sort color-coded luggage onto conveyor belts while avoiding mishaps and delays, all while ensuring the on-time departures of airplanes.  As the game progresses, players earn money and increase their passengers in order to expand their airport, unlock new gameplay elements, and raise the level of challenge.  Players are also able to design and share their own planes with a wide range of colors and patterns via StreetPass™.

ABOUT CRIMSON SHROUD

CRIMSON SHROUD was created by game designer, Yasumi Matsuno, whose previous works include industry cornerstones such as Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story, and Tactics Ogre.  CRIMSON SHROUD is a brand new take on the table-top RPG where crucial decisions hinge on the roll of a die. As Giauque, a young “Chaser” who makes a profession of finding what is lost, players are drawn into the mystery of the Original Gift, the Crimson ShroudDice are rolled in real time, and the outcome of a battle will depend on the ability to chain skills together strategically in order to earn bonus dice of greater face value.

For more information about LEVEL-5 and each of its upcoming titles, please visit http://level5ia.com/blackbox/.

All titles available in English only.

ABOUT LEVEL-5

LEVEL-5 Inc. plans, creates, and markets videogame software in Japan. The company’s flagship PROFESSOR LAYTON series has shipped over 13.5 million units worldwide, while the mega-hit INAZUMA ELEVEN series has shipped over 5.1 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 is also currently localizing 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/.

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