Yo-Kai Watch 4 - New screens and art, plus details on characters, story, and battle mechanics

Time for a new wave of info on the upcoming Yo-Kai Watch 4. Check out details below on story, characters, and battle mechanics.

Keita and company will be overwhelmed by tons of yo-kai from Yo-kai Watch: Shadowside that they have never seen before. Even yo-kai with the same names as Jibanyan, Whisper, and Komasan will appear with completely different and more terrifying appearances.

Multiple Worlds Cross Over

As depicted in the illustration above, multiple worlds will cross over in Yo-kai Watch 4. Keita will even fight against Shadowside‘s Mitsumata Nozuchi during the game. For more details, play this fight for yourself at World Hobby Fair Winter 2019.

—Shadowside’s Mitsumata Nozuchi appears!
—Is Keita absorbing Mitsumata Nozuchi’s eye!?

Humans Aren’t the Only Playable Characters

While previously revealed screenshots have shown human characters such as Touma and Keita participating in battle, humans are not the only playable characters—you can freely switch over to your party’s yo-kai as well. Skillfully switch between characters in battle to deal with the situation at hand.

—Will Noko’s good luck help him win this fight!?
—Watch out! Mitsumata Nozuchi’s fossilization beam will turn you to stone!

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RUMOR - Level-5 saw mass exodus of employees, leading to project delays

Yo-Kai Watch 4 and Inazuma Eleven Ares are both very big titles for Level-5, and both saw major delays in their releases. Level-5's president Akihiro Hino explained some reasoning for the delays in both games over the last few months, but a new report states that there might be more to it than he's letting on.

Rumor is that Level-5 actually saw a ton of employees leave in recent months, leaving them without enough manpower to tackle the projects. Obviously without enough staff, you can't get projects out the door as expected. No reason for the mass exodus of employees was given.

Megaton Musashi - Jump Festa 2019 trailer (direct-feed)

We shared an off-screen version of this trailer a few days back, but now Level-5 has put out a direct-feed version of the game. We still don't know what platforms the game will launch for, but Switch should be a likely candidate.

Level-5 explains Inazuma Eleven Ares delay, now slated for May 2019, if not later

As promised, Level-5 president and CEO Akihiro Hino has explained why Inazuma Eleven Ares has been delayed. He did so in a 15-minute presentation you can see above. If you just want the details from this video, check out the recap below.

- Level-5 was trying to develop Inazuma Eleven Ares alongside World Cup 2018
- preparations took some time and development started later than planned
- the goal was to release the game in July 2018, but there was an unintended miscalculation
- but due to a lack of time it was decided to enlist the help of a third-party
- the external development team chosen didn't have enough people to develop something on the scale of Inazuma Eleven
- Level-5 tried to rebuild the game by adding a large number of its own staff to the project
- the company realized that a good product could not be made with this dev system, they teamed up with a new company
- they are working on it as a new project
- the team is working hard to create something good
- it will take some more time and they ask people to wait a little bit more
- it is very likely it will not release before May 2019
- this is not 100 percent settled, as the schedule is still being worked out
- there's a good chance this game will include Orion no Kokuin anime content either in the final product or through DLC
- the game may end up getting a different name

Along with the presentation, Level-5 released a batch of screens and art for the game, which you can see in the gallery below.

Layton Mystery Agency ~Katrielle’s Mystery Files~ - Ep. 38 promo video

I'm not about to say that I ever really know what's going on in this episode promos for Layton Mystery Agency ~Katrielle’s Mystery Files~, but this one is really crazy. I don't have a clue as to what's going on, but I bet Katrielle does!

Inazuma Eleven Ares broadcast coming Dec. 25th, 2018, reason for the game's delay to be revealed

Inazuma Eleven Ares has suffered a pair of big delays. The game was originally set to launch in Summer 2018, then was bumped to Fall 2018, and now is scheduled for a Winter 2018 release, which actually means a release in 2019. What is the reason for the delays? Looks like we'll be finding out on Christmas day.

Akihiro Hino, Level-5’s CEO, has said that there will be a special Inazuma Eleven Ares broadcast on Dec. 25th, 2018. During that broadcast, we'll find out the reason the game has suffered delays. Hino also stated that Level-5 is doing their best to get the game out as soon as possible.

Megaton Musashi - Jump Festa 2019 off-screen trailer

We're still not sure what platforms Megaton Musashi is coming to, so we don't want to go into information overload when the game isn't even hitting Switch. The title was originally slated for release on 3DS years ago, but obviously that's no longer happening. Switch is very likely, but until we get confirmation, we'll hold back on giving you the full rundown of info.

Yo-Kai Watch 4 - new battle system screens and details shared

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The official website for Yo-Kai Watch 4 has been updated with some new info to go along with a feature in the latest CoroCoro Magazine. This time we're taking a look at the battle system, with new details summarized below.

- take part in battles directly, alongside your Yo-kai
- markers on the ground indicate where enemy attacks will land
- human characters taking part in battle are called “Watchers”
- Watchers use the full powers of the Yo-kai Watch to battle various enemies
- Nate from the original Yo-kai Watch trilogy is one of the Watchers in the game
- he battles alongside some familiar Yo-kai