More hope for Yo-Kai Watch Busters localization surfaces

The tweet above comes from composer William K. Anderson. What on earth does any of that have to do with the world of Yo-Kai Watch? If you zoom in on the pic, you can see song titles like “Don’t Stop Tomato Red” and “Space Dance.” Those songs happen to be a part of Yo-Kai Watch Busters!

Earlier today we heard that Yo-Kai Watch Busters was coming to South Korea, which many took as a sign of localization for NA/EU. Now with the tweet above, things are looking even more likely.

Yo-kai Watch Busters seeing release in South Korea

Nintendo Korea has confirmed that the two versions of Yo-kai Watch Busters are set for release in South Korea. The pair of titles is due out April 19th, 2018. It's interesting to see the games announced for South Korea, but we haven't heard any mention of localization for NA or EU. Perhaps this is the first glimpse at that happening in the near future.

Yo-kai Watch: Shadow Side anime revealed, game coming to unspecified platforms

The Yokai Watch series continues to expand with a new anime in Japan, subtitled Shadow Side. The show will air on TV Tokyo, starting April 18th, 2018. Things will kick off with a one-hour episode, and the show itself is set 30 years after the events of the most recent movie.

UPDATE - We now know that a game is in the works as well that ties into this anime. No platforms for the game were mentioned.

Yo-Kai Watch Busters 2 gets Version 1.3 update

Level-5 has pushed out an update for Yo-Kai Watch Busters 2, bringing the game up to Version 1.3. The update extends the campaign to obtain Hyakka Hime (Damona), and also includes a five star coin. Along with that, a number of unspecified bugs have been fixed.

Yo-Kai Watch toys in McDonald's Happy Meals until Jan. 28th, 2018

Is Yo-Kai Watch still popular over on Disney XD? I don't know if people are still watching. The episodes used to play all the time, but it seems a lot harder to find the episodes nowadays.

Level-5 might be teasing Yo-Kai Watch 3 localization (UPDATE)

In the tweet above, it seems like Level-5 might be teasing a localization of Yo-Kai Watch 3. If you look down in the bottom left-hand corner, you can see the ears of Usapyon, a Yo-kai introduced in Yo-kai Watch 3. Certainly seems like a bit of a tease for what's to come!

UPDATE - It seems Usapyon appeared in a Yo-Kai Watch Busters update. He was also part of Wibble Wobble. We didn't get Busters in the states, but we did get Wibble Wobble. Still, his sneaky appearance in the tweet leads us to believe something is up.

Yo-Kai Watch Busters 2 - Version 1.2 available

Yo-Kai Watch Busters 2 has received an update, bringing the game up to Version 1.2. This update includes a 5 Star Coin, as well as Blizzaria.

Yo-kai Watch Busters 2 - more first-week sales data

- sold roughly 200,000 copies
- “Sword” version was slightly more popular at 100,118 units sold
- “Magnum” version sold 95,794 copies
- together, the game sold through about 45% of the initial shipment
- the original Yo-Kai Watch Busters sold 703,000 copies in its first week / 2,308,000 units total

Another round of Yo-Kai Watch toys hit Happy Meals in Japan - promo videos

Yo-Kai Watch has cooled off considerably in Japan, but with a new game coming out, it seems McDonald's is keen to try and capitalize on brand recognition. It'll be interesting to see if the latest game helps bring back any of the franchise's former spark.