Level 5, the developer behind the wildly entertaining puzzle series Professor Layton, have announced they will be opening a new office in Santa Monica, California this September.
Level 5 International America will be the developer’s first western office, Silicon Era reports. But this isn’t the developer’s only expansion plan. Looks as though they plan to open an office in Europe sometime next year as well.
Having an office in North America will hopefully cut down on localization times, as this has been the main reason why it has taken so long for the Professor Layton games to be released outside of Japan. It should also benefit Level 5’s other franchises including the White Knight Chronicles and the soccer RPG Inazuma Eleven.
Source: Silicon Era