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Yasumi Matsuno Reportedly Joins Level-5

Maker of Tactics Ogre, Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy XII working with Professor Layton studio.

Yasumi Matsuno.

The hot industry rumor surfacing from this week's Famitsu concerns Yatsumi Matsuno, the creative mastermind behind such games as Tactics Ogre, Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy XII. Famitsu reveals that Matsuno has become an employee of Level-5, maker of the Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven series.

Matsuno apparently joined Level-5 at the request of Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino. He'll be working not on massive productions, but compact games that can be released in a speedy fashion. His first Level-5 game is being described as something that his fans' nieces and nephews can enjoy.

Assuming this report is true, expect additional details shortly.

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