Home / Platform / iPhone / Level-5 acquires Keiji Inafune's company Comcept

Level-5 acquires Keiji Inafune's company Comcept

Ni No Kuni and Professor Layton developer Level-5 has acquired Comcept, the company founded by Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune that co-developed such titles as Mighty No. 9, ReCore, and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.


As reported by Famitsu (translated via Gematsu), the acquisition has led Inafune’s company to rebrand itself as Level-5 Comcept.

What this means is that Level-5 Comcept is a subsidiary of Level-5, effectively becoming its Osaka studio. Right now the team consists of about 15 people, though it’s looking to recruit more, and the studio said it will work collaboratively with Level-5 CEO and president Akihiro Hino.

This effectively means that Comcept, in the independent form we’ve known it to be, is no more. “Although there are plans to close Comcept as it currently stands in the future, I will take responsibility for the titles I’m working on until the end,” Inafune said of the merger.

The two companies collaborated once before on an anthology of experimental games called Guild 02, which contained Inafune’s arcade shooter Bugs vs. Tanks!

Level-5 Comcept’s first game will be an iOS and Android RTS called Dragon Colonies, which is due in Japan next year.

Source link

About Ryan

I'm a true gamer. I'm not a pro gamer but ill never stop playing games. My choice of console is PlayStation, but each to their own. I unfortunately do not get as much time as i would like to still play games, but when i do, i love it!

Check Also

Pokémon Go's new event is all about fighting Pokémon

Tom Phillips News Editor @tomphillipsEG Pokmon Go will highlight its roster of fighting-type species in …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please type the characters of this captcha image in the input box

Please type the characters of this captcha image in the input box