Level-5 International America and spin-off office Level-5 Abby, the arms of Japanese developer Level-5 operating in North America, have all but ceased operations according to GamesIndustry.biz. Level-5 is the developer of Professor Layton, Ni no Kuni, and Yo-kai Watch, among other franchises, and these North American offices reportedly “began winding down operations” in mid-2019. The majority of staff at both locations is said to have been laid off, with 10 being let go at Abby in August 2019 and roughly the same amount being let go at International America. Level-5 Abby COO and head of Abby operations Yukari Hayakawa reportedly left […]
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