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Rumour - Mass Exodus of Staff at Level-5 Has Caused Project Delays

Rumour - Mass Exodus of Staff at Level-5 Has Caused Project Delays - News

by Adam Cartwright , posted on 30 December 2018 / 2,774 Views

According to Japanese website Nifty, Japanese developer and publisher Level-5, known for series such as Professor Layton and Yokai Watch, has seen a mass exodus of employees in recent months that has left them without the manpower to finish some of their announced projects.


This rumour would fit with the news that Yokai Watch 4 has been delayed from its initially announced 'winter 2018' release date to 'spring 2019', while Inazuma Eleven Ares was delayed past May 2019, presumably as the company hires new staff to finish these games.

Although no reason was given for the exodus, the website does note that Yokai Watch 4 missing the holiday 2018 rush will undoubtedly have caused a number of lost sales for the company in terms of merchandise and toys.

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Darwinianevolution (on 30 December 2018)

I've joked in the past of Level 5 having mismanagement problems, maybe I was not as far off as I'd thought? They shouldn't be hurting for money, Youkai Watch has made them a ton of cash this years.

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Ljink96 (on 30 December 2018)

Wow, that's strange. I wonder what would have caused such a thing.

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