Keiji Inafune's Comcept Is Now a Subsidiary of Level-5

Keiji Inafune's Comcept Is Now a Subsidiary of Level-5

Beck enters the House of Layton.

Hey, do you remember Comcept? Yeah, that Comcept? Well, it's part of Level-5 now.

The news was published in Japan earlier today (thanks to SiliconEra for the translation). The benevolent Professor Layton has effectively pressed the troubled robot Beck to his bosom. I hope they both benefit from the embrace.

The heart and soul of Comcept remains intact: The core of the "Level-5 Comcept" subsidiary is made of Comcept staff, but Level-5 President Akihiro Hino will work with the team. The new office is located in Osaka, and Comcept as we know it will be shutting down sometime in the future. Inafune says Comcept is "taking responsibility for all the titles they're working on and plan to do so until the very end," so if you're still waiting on your undelivered Kickstarter prizes for Mighty No. 9 … um, don't lose hope, I guess…?

Don't expect anything Mighty out of Level-5 Comcept, though. Inafune and Hino are already working on a mobile RPG called "Dragon Colonies." Dragon Colonies is a monster-breeding PvP game, and Japan should see it sometime in 2018.

Yep.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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