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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom | Review

In 2011, developer Level- 5 along with Studio Ghibli created something beautiful and unique; it was the game Ni No Kuni. With all the charm of a Studio Ghibli film and a unique gameplay, it was no wonder why a sequel would happen. This time around, Level-5 is on its own without the help of Ghibli. This could have either meant a recipe for disaster or a way for Level-5 to prove itself a champion among RPG...

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Yo-kai Watch 4 announced for Switch

According to a post at Gematsu, Yo-kai Watch 4 is in development for the Nintendo Switch and will launch in Japan in 2018. Touma Tsukinami, Natsume Amano, Keesuke Amano, and Akinori Arihoshi from the Yo-kai Watch Shadowside anime are said to appear in the game. The Post goes on to quote Level-5 president and CEO Akihiro Hinobin saying that “the game content will be super extremely enhanced” and there will be “mechanics that surprise everyone.” The first...

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New Layton anime on the way in April

The Professor Layton series is nearing ready to debut as an anime in Japan in April 2018. The TV anime adaptation based on Level-5’s adventure game Layton Detective Agency ~Katrielle’s Mystery Solving File~ is set to premiere on Fuji in about two months. According to Crunchyroll, the protagonist Katrielle Layton, the daughter of Professor Layton and who was at the forefront of the latest title released last fall for the Nintendo 3DS, is voiced by 28-year-old popular...

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New Layton game on the way in October

Despite the fact that I have yet to actually try any of the previous games in the series there was one game that I’m pretty interested in trying. The games is the latest in the Layton series from Level 5 and comes to the Nintendo 3DS in October. Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy arrives on October 6th and is the next game in the franchise. The puzzle solving / adventure title is a single...

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Yo-Kai Watch movie in select American theatres on October 15th

If you weren’t aware the newest Yo-Kai Watch game was released last week. The sequel, fleshed out in a pair of games Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls, are the latest property released in the every growing Yo-Kai Watch series. Now there is a movie on the way as well, which will be released in very limited release. Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie, the first English-language film based on the Yo-Kai Watch, will...

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Seeing double: Pair of Yo-Kai Watch games coming in Sepember

The first Yo-Kai Watch game was fantastic. I got my hands on a copy right away and immediately fell in love with the game. It was quirky, fun, and unique, and filled with so much detail and depth that there was just so much to do. And beyond that the world that was designed had so much detail that the exploration of the city and countryside, which was so much a part of the game, was fun...

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Final Fantasy XIV and Yo-Kai Watch crossover this Summer

In an interesting move and a further reach of the Yo-Kai Watch brand, Square Enix has teamed up with Level-5 and have announced a new collaboration. Yo-Kai Watch characters are coming to Final Fantasy XIV. The time limited event will launch this summer and feature a total of 13 different Yo-kai from Yo-Kai Watch, including Jibanyan and Whisper. Players will be able to earn special quest rewards, such as original Yo-kai themed weapons, mounts, and minions. As...

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Yo-Kai Watch 2 coming to North America on September 30th

Nintendo announced today that the Yo-kai phenomenon will continue later this year. With a third game on the way in Japan, the second game will be released in North America for the Nintendo 3DS on September 30th. Developed by LEVEL-5, Yo-Kai Watch 2 offers the same deep RPG gameplay and wacky adventures as the first game. The new adventure also offers many new areas to explore outside of Springdale, more than 350 new Yo-kai, a new-and-improved in-game...

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Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble Now Available

LEVEL-5 Inc. and NHN PlayArt have released their mobile YO-KAI WATCH game to mobile screens yesterday with the release of YO-KAI WATCH Wibble Wobble. The game is a skillful blend of puzzle gameplay and RPG mechanics for Android and iOS. “We’re super excited to bring this fully localized version of YO-KAI WATCH Wibble Wobble to the United States, Canada, and Australia – and to be able to share the Yo-kai story with the world at large,” says...

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Yo-Kai Watch Wobbles West onto Mobile this March

With Nintendo set to launch their first mobile game Miitomo this month, Level 5 is set to do the same thing in North America this month as well with a YO-KAI WATCH mobile game coming this March. YO-KAI WATCH wobbles its way into a new puzzle game soon to be available on mobile devices! Now, mischievous Yo-kai have transformed into bite-sized Yo-kai called ‘Wib Wob’ and they’re bouncing your way! Not much more is known about the...

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3DS Update adds French to Yo-Kai Watch

Nintendo has added an update to add French language to Yo-Kai Watch. Once you’ve downloaded the latest Nintendo 3DS system update you can download a software update to play the game in French. The change isn’t immediately noticeable and requires that you change your system language to French. In this update to Yo-Kai Watch, which updates the game to Version 1.2, the text AND all of the voiceovers in the game will change to French. Warning though...

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Nintendo Releasing Yo-Kai Watch 2DS Bundle

Nintendo has created a Nintendo 2DS bundle to celebrate the launch of the YO-KAI WATCH game, which is produced by Japanese gaming company LEVEL-5. Starting November 6th, gamers will be able to buy a Nintendo 2DS system that comes with a pre-installed version of YO-KAI WATCH,. The bundle will retail for $99.99 ($129.99 in Canada).

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Yo-Kai Watch Demo and Canadian Tour Announced

Yo-kai Watch was a cultural phenomenon in Japan, selling millions of games. The game has spawned a sequel, there is a third 3DS game on the way in 2016, there are spinoff iOS and Android apps, a Just Dance special edition for the Wii U, and there is a spin-off game called Yo-Kai Watch Busters coming for the 3DS. There are also three manga adaptations, a crossover game with Koei Tecmo’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms on...

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Embark in the Fantasy Life this October

Players will embark on an adventure this October on the Nintendo 3DS. Developed by Level 5, Fantasy Life will enable players to craft, cast, battle and role-play. The innovative Life system lets players change to one of 12 Life classes at virtually any time to access different abilities. The huge fantasy landscape is filled with dark paladins, slick pirate captains and others who share a taste for the unknown.

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February 20th Nintendo Download

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) – Rated: E – $49.99 It’s on Like Donkey Kong on Wii U! Help Donkey Kong and his friends save their home and banana hoard from marauding Vikings in the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game from Retro Studios. All the challenging ground-pounding, barrel-blasting, side-scrolling mine cart action from the Donkey Kong Country series is back along with a bushel of new game play elements and features. Game will be released...

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