Yo-Kai Watch!, the revamp of the Yo-Kai Watch anime series, kicked off its run in Japan on April 5th, 2019. Separate from that, Level-5 has shared the new intro and outro from the series. The intro song is a bit too slow for my tastes, but the outro still makes you want to bounce around!
Japanese retailer WonderGOO has shown off the preorder bonus for those who secure a copy of Yo-Kai Watch 4. Every preorder of the game will come with the above rubber pass case. Other retailers will provide their own unique preorder bonus items, which should be revealed soon.
These new Yo-kai Watch 4 were translated by Perfectly Nintendo...
Game - fourth world of the game is the Yo-makai, which is the place where Yo-kai live - based on the one from the latest Yo-kai Watch movie, Yo-kai Watch: Friends Forever - offers six playable characters, known as Watchers - all have their very own abilities (for example, they all have a different Yo-kai Watch), so you will have to switch from one character to the other in order to make use of them all, in and outside battle - characters: Shin, Touma, Keita / Nate, Natsume, Katie / Fumi-chan and Akinori - new feature known as ''Konkatsu'', which is a new way to befriend Yo-kai - new character/Yo-kai known as Konsaru can ''introduce'' you to various Yo-kai, provided you meet the requirements first
Toys - four toy types can be scanned into Yo-kai Watch 4: regular Yo-kai Ark, special-coloured Yo-kai Ark, Miracle Yo-kai Ark and Yoseiken / Ultimate Rare Ark - scanning those in-game allows you to get special keys, get rare / special items, or fight some especially strong bosses
Yo-Kai Watch is hitting Switch in Japan on June 6th, 2019, and various retailers are offering unique preorder bonuses. Check out the rundown below.
- Amazon Japan is offering a download code for the “Red Cat”
- the Level-5 Online Store- is offering a download code for the “Region White Silver Sword”
- basic retailer preorder bonus is a download code for the “Golden Gun”, Whisper artwork, or key cases
Wow, talk about advertising a bit early! Yo-Kai Watch 4 doesn't hit the Switch in Japan until June 6th, 2019, but Level-5 is already getting out there with a TV commercial. I guess they want a good shot at wooing back fans that may have ignored the franchise in recent years. Hopefully the wait until launch will be worth it!
The new Yo-Kai Watch anime, titled Yo-Kai Watch!, is set to debut on April 5th, 2019. This version of the series aims to take things back more towards the humor and lighthearted nature the anime debuted with.
Yo-Kai Watch 3 has gotten an update, which brings it to Version 1.1.0. The update takes up 103 blocks of space, and is available in both Europe and North America. Wondering what the update does? We have absolutely no idea, as no patch notes have been provided!
Level-5 is hoping that Yo-Kai Watch 4 is a rebirth for the franchise, and that's going to coincide with some cross-media projects. Here's what Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino had to share about the upcoming Yo-Kai Watch anime and more.
Yo-kai Watch! (with an exclamation point)
- will begin airing April 9th, 2019 in Japan
- this anime goes back to its roots with Keita being the main protagonist,
- will feature a more comedic touch than the original
- new Yo-Kai Watches appearing in this anime are the Yo-kai Watch Elder and Yo-kai Watch Arc
- these Watches seem to have some sort of keyhole gimmick
- because developing on the Switch took a long time to get used to, they were unable to coordinate the game with the anime
Yo-kai Academy: Can a Cat Become a Hero?
- next Yo-Kai Watch movie
- the story is about how the students gain the ability to fuse with onryos (evil spirits) in order to become Yo-kai Heroes
- the students will use the mysterious YSP Watches to transform
Level-5 held a press conference today, talking all sorts of details on the Yo-kai Watch franchise. The most imporant news is that the company confirmed that Yo-kai Watch 4: Bokura wa Onaji Sora o Miageteiru will release on June 6, 2019. In addition, Level-5 has released tons of new details on the game, which our friends over at Perfectly Nintendo translated...
About the title - as mentioned before, Yo-kai Watch 4 features several worlds
Keita / Nate’s world - game begins here - One day, Keita / Nate gets a mysterious key from the Crank-a-kai at Mount Wildwood Shrine - this guides him to a mysterious door that leads to 30 years in the future - main characters: Keita Amano / Nate Adams, Whisper and Jibanyan
Natsume’s world - Keita gets to meet Natsume, who is none other than his very own daughter - such a meeting should not be possible, if that world found beyond the mysterious door wasn’t from 30 years in the future - main characters: Natsume, Junior and Jibanyan (Shadowside)
Shin’s world - world from the 5th Yo-kai Watch movie - if Natsume’s world is from 30 years in the future, this world is actually from the past - it allows you to travel back in time once more, this time to Springdale in the 1960s - seemingly takes place in the winter, as the town seems to be covered in snow - main characters: Shin Shimomachi, Nekomata and Suu-san
Yo-kai world - fourth mysterious world is none other than the Yo-kai world (specifically “Yomakai”, which is the name of an individual area of the Yo-kai World) - main character from that world is Lord Enma
Graphics - full 3D (no overhead camera anymore), which allows you to see the world in a completely different light - character animations have also been improved
After a number of delays, Level-5 has finally locked in a Japanese release date for Yo-Kai Watch 4. The latest issue of CoroCoro states that the game will launch in Japan on June 6th, 2019. A limited amount of launch copies will include a special crystal Yo-kai Ark. No word on pricing or localization has been revealed at this time.