Tier 5 Developer Ni No Kuni Wants To Operate “Globally” Again

Tier 5 Developer Ni No Kuni Wants To Operate “Globally” Again

Tier 5 Developer Ni No Kuni Wants To Operate “Globally” Again

The company wants to expand “globally” due to the “recent globalization of the video game industry”.


The developer behind Ni no Kuni and Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom, Level-5, wants to operate “on a global scale” again, at least according to a recent company job listing. The studio is also known for producing various entries in the Yokai Watch series.


Level-5 largely ceased operations outside of Japan in 2020, gradually winding down operations in North America and Europe over the following years. However, that seems to be a thing of the past. Level-5 hinted at a return to the global stage, expanding “on a global scale” due to the “recent globalization of the video game industry”.

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“With the recent globalization of the game industry, we are looking for people to maximize the scale of the company as a content holder and actively develop the intellectual property of Level-5, not only in Japan but also abroad. ‘global scale,’ notes the job posting.

The company is looking for a Rights Sales Representative who will be responsible for “proposing a video game business using our own intellectual property to domestic and foreign game developers” in addition to “negotiations with game developers domestic and foreign, contract negotiation/conclusion, supervision, advertising, delivery” and “corporate planning” as well as “rights planning”.

The job listing has made the rounds on social networks, for example on Reddit. Speculation has understandably run rampant, with users on the platform voicing all sorts of popular and unpopular opinions, with the most upvoted comment on a thread considering the “soon to return level 5” coming from a user known as name of D_Beats.

“I hope so. But I’ll say what I always say in a Level 5 thread,” D_Beats remarked. first on the creation of the games.” Level-5 has notably produced all kinds of derivative content based on its intellectual property such as television shows, toys, etc.

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