Level-5 North American Future Unknown

GamesIndustry.biz are reporting that Ni no Kuni and Yo-kai Watch publisher Level-5 have virtually halted operations in North America.

The article goes on to say that Level-5 International America and Level-5 Abby both began winding down operations in the middle of 2019 and laid off the majority of staff, with approximately 10 let go from each office. Level-5 Abby COO Yukari Hayakawa also left her position earlier this year.

The last Level-5 game to release in North America was Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl – Gold for Nintendo Switch earlier this year. In related news: nothing has been heard of the Yo-kai Watch 4 localisation since it was announced over a year ago, and any plans to still release it are unknown.