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New Yo-Kai Watch anime announced for Japan, Yo-Kai Watch 4 looking likely for Spring 2019 release

by rawmeatcowboy
12 February 2019
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Big things are coming for the Yo-Kai Watch franchise. While we know Yo-Kai Watch 4 is coming to Switch, that's not all Level-5 has been cooking up. We now know that a reboot for the Yo-Kai Watch anime is in the works, and it's going to be called...Yo-Kai Watch!. Here's all the info we have so far.

- will debut on Friday, April 5th at 6.25PM
- Nate returns as protagonist of the anime series
- he’s using a new type of watch called Yo-kai Watch Elder
- this reboot is going back to the series’ roots with a focus on Yo-kai-related gags
- Yo-kai will have their “regular” designs, and not those from Shadowside

As you might be able to guess, it's no coincidence that this anime is going to launch in Spring, as that's when Level-5 is hoping to get Yo-Kai Watch 4 out as well. This info comes from CoroCoro magazine, as they'll be running a special campaign for a handful of people to win a copy of the game. The issue with that campaign will launch on March 15th, 2019. Barring any further delays for Yo-Kai Watch 4, the game should indeed hit Japan sometime in Spring 2019.