New Inazuma Eleven, Danball Senki games announced for 3DS
posted on 03.12.13 at 08:40 AM EST by (@salromano)
Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy, Danball Senki Wars, and W Super Custom.

The latest issue of CoroCoro reveals new 3DS projects from Level-5.

Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy

The latest game in the hit soccer RPG series. It will see Shinsei Inazuma Japan team’s 11 members appear in a passionate story to become the world’s number one. A special trailer will be screened at an event on March 30.

Danball Senki Wars (Little Battlers eXperience Wars)

The newest sequel in the toy robot RPG series is set against the backdrop of a prestigious school and stars new protagonist Arata Sena and his LBX robot Dotfacer. Other characters include Hikaru Hoshihara, Haruki Izumo, and Muraku Houjou.

Danball Senki W Chou Custom (Little Battlers eXperience W Super Custom)

A port of Danball Senki W, which was released for PS Vita and PSP last year.

Thanks, Re: Gigen (2).

  • JonathanisPrimus

    Level-5’s on a quest to kill this series.

    • Chogokin

      Looking at the sales for Chrono Stone that quest seems to be failing.

      • JonathanisPrimus

        Sorry, I was referring to LBX.

    • MosquitoLemon

      The Inazuma Eleven games are like crack. And nobody ever remembers crashing, so yeah, more crack please.

  • SlashZaku

    Is there any particular reason why Level-5 really doesn’t work with Sony much anymore? I mean, porting all their PS efforts (that aren’t Sony held) and they seem to constantly keep a stream of Nintendo stuff going (or put all their projects in that basket for all their series). I know Sony, as the IP holder, has to greenlight the projects but can we get another Dark Cloud, Jeanne d’Arc (spiritual successor), and Rogue Galaxy?

    • OverlordZetta

      What are you saying?

      They gave us Danball Senki W late 2012, and then just NOW gave it a port to 3DS. It was the same with the first Danball Senki. Two PSP games, then a port on a Nintendo console.

      Meanwhile, I imagine later this year, we’ll be getting Wars on Vita and PSP, like W. If anything, this all but confirms that that’s what’s going to happen.

      … On that note, you guys really have to stop calling these games “Little Battlers Experience” – the little robots are called that, sure, but not the games themselves.

      • almostautumn

        It’s a lot easier to explain than “Danball Senki,” which nobody is even sure is the appropriate way to write/say it in English. Besides, it’s Level-5 themselves who registered that domain, right? so I don’t think it’s much of a stretch.

        Agreed with you also. I don’t see what it matters whether or not they are “porting” titles from one platform to another. I’m sure 3DS owners are really excited about this, so— I don’t see what the problem is. Besides, L-5 has thicker roots with the Nintendo handheld at this point, so it makes all the more sense for them to boost their offerings up.

        EDIT: Do agree with Slashzaku also, though. Don’t get me wrong; Inazuma is a great series, and Battlers is pretty great too (got old for me, but still fun), but yeah— it almost confuses me that L-5 were behind Jeanne D’arc at this point; that game was practically revolutionary, and seriously they must have had some history majors helping with the story as that game goes hand-in-hand with the real story of Joan of Arc. I mean, Yokai Watch is coming, which looks great, but knowing that L-5 can create more “mature” experiences that are simply excellent— I’d like to see them get back to that also.

        • SlashZaku

          I really would love a Jeanne d’Arc spiritual successor on the Vita set in a different era (Ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, Wild West/Revolutionary America, etc.) with a different historical figure.

          It really is a shame that Sony is just sitting on the IPs and not doing anything with them as of late (although we did get 3 WKC games this gen =). I would think the demand for a Dark Cloud 3 would be pretty good, a Rogue Galaxy sequel would look amazing and a Jeanne d’Arc successor would be a great addition to the Vita’s library.

          • almostautumn

            Well Darkcloud somewhat makes sense, but at the same time doesn’t. The first Darkcloud was a huge seller, but the second one I don’t think did very well. That said, the 2nd one is vastly superior and a genuine gem, so the return of it would be amazing. But– is the market still there, and how is it to be gauged? Not only has the series been dormant, but it’s sequel failed to reach profits.
            *Obviously, as a gamer, this doesn’t really concern me, but as we’re talking about L5, who are a pretty “Play it Safe” company at this point in time, it’s something that is certainly crossing their minds with each and every title they develop. Shame really, because their off-branch titles are just amazing. Jeanne D’arc actually made the SRPG genre approachable— that’s an effing feat if I ever saw one!

            • SlashZaku

              That’s the thing though: Sony is the IP holder and publisher. What concern does L5 have in ‘playing it safe’ if Sony is the one funding the project? As long as L5 doesn’t make a crap game, brings fans back and keeps them happy, then they’ve done good.

              I wonder if Hino has called up SCEJ and outright asked if they could make another Jd’A, RG or DC?

            • SlashZaku

              That’s the thing though: Sony is the IP holder and publisher. What concern does L5 have in ‘playing it safe’ if Sony is the one funding the project? As long as L5 doesn’t make a crap game, brings fans back and keeps them happy, then they’ve done good.

              I wonder if Hino has called up SCEJ and outright asked if they could make another Jd’A, RG or DC?

            • SlashZaku

              That’s the thing though: Sony is the IP holder and publisher. What concern does L5 have in ‘playing it safe’ if Sony is the one funding the project? As long as L5 doesn’t make a crap game, brings fans back and keeps them happy, then they’ve done good.

              I wonder if Hino has called up SCEJ and outright asked if they could make another Jd’A, RG or DC?

            • SlashZaku

              That’s the thing though: Sony is the IP holder and publisher. What concern does L5 have in ‘playing it safe’ if Sony is the one funding the project? As long as L5 doesn’t make a crap game, brings fans back and keeps them happy, then they’ve done good.

              I wonder if Hino has called up SCEJ and outright asked if they could make another Jd’A, RG or DC?

        • OverlordZetta

          Why does it… need to be explained?
          It’s not a series that’s coming overseas. It’s a Japanese series, only in Japan, with a Japanese title. What’s more, the “Little Battlers eXperience” are something else entirely from “Danball Senki,” both of which are terms of the game.
          So it just strikes me as incredibly odd.

          • almostautumn

            I’ll grant you that they just brought “Ni No Kuni” over, but even then it’s a hugely obscure title that literally means nothing in English. Neither does Danball Senki.
            I think we’re disagreeing on the wrong point. It doesn’t matter what Little Battlers refers to in-game, but rather that it has been registered as a domain. If the series were to be localized, it makes entirely much more sense to have it called Little Battlers than Danball Senki for obvious reasons, and, again, as L-5 themselves have registered it as that in English, than that is how the series should be referred to, whether or not it has any indication of a genuine western release (which is really strange that it hasn’t yet, huh?).

          • JonathanisPrimus

            “It’s not a series that’s coming overseas. It’s a Japanese series, only in Japan, with a Japanese title.”

            Uh, no:http://battlersbox.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/bandai-brings-little-battlers-experience-to-new-york-comic-con/

            http://battlersbox.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/animaxs-lbx-dub-wont-be-the-international-one/

            Notice the name they’re using …

      • SlashZaku

        I can understand them having Nintendo heavy stuff but no PS oriented stuff? Danball Senki was that at first but now they’re transitioning it and I kind of wouldn’t be surprised if PS installments are just dropped and they focus on the 3DS in that regard. I guess that’s what I’m asking.

      • JonathanisPrimus

        You’re naive if you think they’ll do a re-release on PSP/Vita. It’s clear that 3DS is the new home for the franchise.

        As for why Level-5 doesn’t support Sony platforms a lot anymore, it’s fairly simple: they make kids games, and kids don’t own PlayStations

      • kanjitech88

        Little Battlers Experience comes from not only the registered English domains but also in anime format, which has already been dubbed in English. Calling it by its localized name makes more sense.

  • raneeeeek

    It would be nice if LVL-5 america would get off their asses and do something.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Seriously. Apart from Guild 01, have they localized anything? Namdai handled Ni no Kuni and that’s the only other L5 game to release here since they were started. I’m wondering what they even exist for if we aren’t seeing any more of L5’s games than before.