Guild 01 is a bizarre package. Level-5, the studio behind Professor Layton, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, and Dragon Quest IX, gathered together a would-be Justice League of Japanese developers for a compilation of games for the Nintendo 3DS. It’s a weird one by any stretch of the imagination, the sort of oddity that’s made in Japan and then never escapes. Against all odds, English speakers may yet get a chance to try out the comp.
Siliconera reported on Monday that Level-5 filed trademarks in the United States for Liberation Maiden and Crimson Shroud. These are two of the four games in Guild 01.
Liberation Maiden is a shooter made by Suda 51 of Grasshopper Manufacture. You control a high schooler who succeeds her dad as president of Japan. Like all presidents, you then have to fight off an alien invasion.
Crimson Shroud is a mostly text-based role-playing game made by Yasumi Matsuno. Matsuno’s name has faded in recent years but he’s responsible for some of the best RPGs ever made, including Ogre Battle, Tactics Ogre, and Final Fantasy XII.
Since these games were trademarked separately from Guild 01, it seems likely that Level-5 will bring them over as downloadables in Nintendo’s eShop.