Level-5’s Ushiro moved from PSP to Switch, but development has not begun

Plus other Level-5 tidbits from Weekly Famitsu.


Ushiro, Level-5’s spirit horror RPG first announced for PSP in 2008, but never officially cancelled, is now a Switch title, Level-5 president and CEO Akihiro Hino confirmed in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu.

Here are some quotes from the magazine:

  • “Actually, [Enterbrain president and former Weekly Famitsu editor-in-chief Hirokazu] Hamamura asked if it should be removed from the [magazine’s] release schedule, but I thought it was OK to keep it on there.”
  • “It was like, please move it to Switch then.”
  • “There are things we can do in Ushiro that we can’t do in Yo-kai Watch, I guess? We haven’t made it yet, so we see what happens.”
  • “We have new creators [at the company] who want to make Ushiro.”
  • “It’s still going. (Laughs.) But the fact that we have these feelings like we haven’t made the game even though we wanted to, it’s like it’s a ghost project or something.”

Hino’s comments on Ushiro are part of a larger Level-5 20th anniversary feature. Here are some other quotes from Hino:

  • Dragons and Colonies, the new title being made with Keiji Inafune, is almost complete. However, we have a strict evaluation team within the company, so it’s possible that the service launch will be delayed if they say it’s no good.”
  • “Actually, just between us, we still have new title(s) up our sleeves. Yo-kai Watch 4 and Inazuma Eleven Ares seem to be coming along really well, but the staff are touching them up, so their releases have been delayed. The announcement of a new title(s) in the middle of that would be rude to customers who are waiting [for those games], so we’re not revealing anything yet. We’re planning a big announcement after they’re released.”
  • “For our 20th anniversary title, we’re trying to make a game with an unexpected approach to online.”

Hino has previously teased that the company’s 20th anniversary title will be “a big title on the same scale as [an MMORPG].”

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