SANTA MONICA, CA (DEC. 13, 2012) – Renowned Japanese video game company LEVEL-5, best known for their critically acclaimed Professor Layton video game series, have released CRIMSON SHROUD, a bold reimagining of classic table top RPGs, in both North America and Europe. The game is now available via the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™ for $7.99 USD and €7.99 / ₤7.19 respectively (please check the Nintendo eShop for pricing in other available countries).
CRIMSON SHROUD was created by celebrated game designer, Yasumi Matsuno, whose catalog of works include industry cornerstones such as Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story, and Tactics Ogre. CRIMSON SHROUD was previously released only in Japan as part of GUILD01, a multi-game pack for 3DS featuring titles from some of Japan’s most renowned game designers. Two additional titles from GUILD01 – LIBERATION MAIDEN and AERO PORTER – recently debuted in North America and Europe, and are currently available via the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.
“When it comes to creating intricate, compelling and fun role-playing experiences, it’s hard to find anyone more respected than Yasumi Matsuno,” said Akihiro Hino, President and CEO of LEVEL-5. “CRIMSON SHROUD serves to continue this amazing legacy of genre-defining games. Fans of some of Matsuno’s most beloved titles will feel instantly at home with CRIMSON SHROUD’s new take on dice-based game play and unique high fantasy storyline.”
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 Shroud. Dice 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.
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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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