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Yo-kai Watch 4 announced for Switch

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Jason Nason

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 two Yo-Kai Watch titles were published by Nintendo for the 3DS in the west, but the third title has yet to he released in North America. It’s more than likely we’ll see Yo-Kai Watch 3 in North America for the holidays this year, and a Switch iteration next year.


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

Posted on October 5, 2016 by Jason Nason

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 be in select theatres in for one day only, and only in the United States. The film will be released in a limited engagement on Saturday, October 15th.

The film, based on the hit show which airs in Canada on Teletoon, follows Nate Adams and his Yo-kai friends, Whisper and Jibanyan, as they’re transported to the past to help Nate’s grandfather, Nathaniel, battle evil Yo-kai and invent the Yo-kai Watch. The film also introduces a new Yo-kai — Hovernyan, a floating blue cat who is Nathaniel’s heroic companion.

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Yo-Kai Watch trading card game quietly released last month?

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Jason Nason

So today at my local Wal-Mart I happened upon booster packs for the Yo-Kai Watch collectible trading card game. I was taken by surprise as there has been virtually no news about the game aside from a very brief mention during a Nintendo Direct many months ago. And with the second game(s) coming to the Nintendo 3DS in less than two weeks I was a bit surprised that this release flew under the radar for me.

And it seems like it has for the rest of the internet.

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

Posted on September 3, 2016 by Jason Nason

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 to do.

The sequels to that game, and yes I did use the plural of the word, are set to hit the Nintendo 3DS later this month. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls arrive on September 30th.

In the new adventure you’ll travel to the past to witness the origin of the Yo-kai Watch and put an end to an age-old war between two Yo-kai factions! You will discover the Yo-kai Watch Model Zero, which gives players two new tactics that make for more strategic battles.

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Final Fantasy XIV and Yo-Kai Watch crossover this Summer

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Jason Nason

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 part of the collaborative effort with Final Fantasy XIV, Chocobo and Moogle will also appear as “Chocobonyan” and “Mooglenyan” in Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi and Yo-Kai Watch 3: Tempura which will launch in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS.

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

Posted on May 16, 2016 by Jason Nason

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 Yo-kai Watch and even the ability to travel back in time! Yo-Kai Watch 2 will also launch with two versions, Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls, each featuring original Yo-kai that can only be found in their respective games.

“After being such a massive sensation in Japan, it’s great to see the U.S. start to embrace the mischievous and lovable Yo-kai,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “We’re excited to continue bringing fun Yo-kai experiences stateside this year.”

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Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble Now Available

Posted on March 25, 2016 by Jason Nason

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 Yukari Hayakawa, COO of LEVEL-5 abby. “Just last December In Japan, the 2nd YO-KAI WATCH movie beat Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens at the box office! The Japanese version of the game, also released last year, was rated 4.5 out of 5 stars and has amassed more than 6 million players. We’re confident that the localized version will be a big hit as well.”

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Yo-Kai Watch Wobbles West onto Mobile this March

Posted on March 5, 2016 by Jason Nason

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 mobile game at this point, but it’s sure to have a charm all its own.

Check out the trailer below.

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3DS Update adds French to Yo-Kai Watch

Posted on February 28, 2016 by Jason Nason

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 as this is a large update and takes 4,032 blocks on your SD card. The full English version of Yo-Kai Watch is 6,638 blocks.

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Yo-Kai Watch Demo and Canadian Tour Announced

Posted on October 16, 2015 by Jason Nason

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 the way, and an anime, which just started in North America. That can be seen on Teletoon in Canada.

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