What's next for the Yo-Kai Watch series? It may not be anywhere near as popular as it was a few years back, but it still has millions of fans the world over. You think Level-5 is going to let the franchise disappear? Of course they aren't, and it seems CoroCoro is going to have the scoop on what's next.
The latest issue of CoroCoro is teasing a “shocking scoop” related to Yo-Kai Watch for the May issue, which will be released on April 15th. CoroCoro has been a part of Yo-Kai Watch reveals in the past, showcasing new games that launch later the same year in Japan. Are we going to see that happen once again? We'll have to wait until April 15th to find out!
We found out that The Snack World: Trejarers Gold was coming to Switch quite recently, and today we get to see the game in action. The title is set to launch April 12th, 2018 in Japan. No word on a localization at this time.
We've been talking about this game for so long, and yet, this is the very first gameplay trailer! Can't believe Level-5 has been teasing this one as long as they have. Just glad all the teasing ended with a Switch confirmation a few weeks back!
Yo-Kai Watch Busters 2 - Version 1.4
- includes a free Five-Star Coin
- 33 pieces (x3) of Yuki no Tsubu
- scroll for Hyakki-hime (Damona) if unclaimed with the previous updates
- includes bug fixes
Downbeat in 15. pic.twitter.com/Nq2EyqQJYv— william anderson (@Wm_K_Anderson) February 16, 2018
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.
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.
Takara Tomy Arts already released a series of NFC figurines for The Snack World Trejarers, but now we see that 4 more are on the way. The set above is due out Feb. 24th for ¥1,598 a piece. They will be compatible with both the Nintendo 3DS and Switch versions of the game.
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.