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Wii Inazuma Eleven Delayed to Summer

Level-5 says it's aiming for a more family friendly game.


Level-5 announced today a delay for Inazuma Eleven Strikers. The Wii title will miss its previously announced April 28 date and will now arrive some time in the summer. Pricing remains ¥5,980.

As reason for the delay, Level-5 said "We were progressing with development in aim of releasing on the already announced release date an Inazuma Eleven that can be enjoyed with family and friends. However, we decided that a bit more time was necessary to make it into a game that can be enjoyed by the whole family. In order to not drop the quality and produce a title that can also be enjoyed by players who haven't played a soccer game before, we've changed the release date to Summer 2011."

Strikers is the first console entry in a series that has enjoyed great success on the DS, becoming Level-5's second franchise success following Professor Layton. The Wii version brings characters back from past DS entries, ups the visuals to full 3D, and includes four player competitive and cooperative play.

The April 28 release date was announced in early February.

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