General information
Reality Level-5
Type Video game developer
Country Japan
Personality Leveled up
Preferred gender Male
Language Japanese
Official website
Relations and opinions
Friends Segaball, Square Enixball, Sonyball
Enemies Nintendoball, Konamiball, Capcomball, Vintageous one
Likes Video games, football, tanookis
Dislikes Lack of video games
Historical information
Date founded October 1998
Date ended 2009 NO!
Is of importants
Can into space? Yes
Bork Level level
Level-5 Inc.ball (株式会社レベルファイブ Kabushiki-gaisha Reberu Faibu) is a Japanese video game developer and publisher based in Fukuoka, who are best known for their Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven, Ni no Kuni, and Yo-kai Watch franchises. The company, which employs around 280 individuals, was founded in October 1998 by Akihiro Hino, after he departed from the now defunct Japanese developer Riverhillsoftball.

Early in its history, the company enjoyed a close relationship with Sony Computer Entertainmentball, with many of its titles funded by and produced in conjunction with them. Starting in 2007, the company started self-publishing its titles in Japan, while Nintendoball took over publishing on their systems internationally. In the early 2010s, Level-5 was one of the ten largest video game companies in Japan, where it held a 3.2% market share by 2013.