Level-5’s Ushiro is back, kind of ⊟

Level-5’s Ushiro, a PSP horror game, was announced in 2008, but never happened. I’d heard theories that it was adapted into the much more family-friendly Yo-kai Watch. 

Anyway, Level-5 is resurrecting the game’s setting, about a shinigami possessing humans to fight manifestations of their evil thoughts, as a novel series. The first comes out… today in Japan, with another following in January (via Gematsu)

Publishing companies Kadokawa and Fields expressed interest in continuing the series in other media, but all that is likely contingent on the success of these novels. And I wouldn’t expect that to lead directly to the renewed development of an old canceled PSP game.

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