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Yo-Kai Watch

Do you care about Yo-Kai Watch's western launch?

I've been noticing a lot of downwards trends when it comes to the western rollout of Yo-Kai Watch, starting with its US release today. People don't seem to be paying as much attention to it when it comes to news in particular, and the ...

 
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Yo-Kai Watch

The Yo-Kai Watch anime will be available for free on YouTube starting this week

Level-5 has announced that they will be airing full episodes of the Yo-Kai Watch anime, for free, on their official YouTube channel. The show is currently airing on Disney XD on Monday nights, but if you're keen on waiting a month...

 
Yo-Kai Watch review
Over the course of the last month, I've gone from knowing next to nothing about Yo-Kai Watch to falling in love with it. My wife and I watch the localized version of the show, I have the theme song stuck in my head perpe...   read

Yo-kai Watch photo
Yo-kai Watch

This Yo-kai Watch TV spot explains what a yokai is

I'm enjoying the Yo-Kai Watch anime more than I thought I would. The dub is actually pretty good (it helps that the always talented Johnny Yong Bosch is voicing Nate), and the localization team kept in a lot of the spirit of the ...

 
Yo-Kai Watch photo
Yo-Kai Watch

Yo-Kai Watch is nearly here, see what it's all about

Thousands of people all across the western world have seen the cute pictures of Yo-Kai Watch's characters, heard that there's an anime, and most likely know that it's the work of Level-5. But a lot of people I've talked to strangely don't k...

 
$40, 10 songs photo
$40, 10 songs

Who's responsible? Ubisoft, Level-5 Yo-Kai Watch joint is barren

Ubisoft has earned Electronic Arts level hate as a publisher, but I am curious who bears responsibility in this meager Yo-Kai Watch offering. Level-5 has been going fucking ham on the seemingly Pokemon-popular Yo-Kai Watch. Even one of its ...

 
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Nintendo

Nintendo unveils new $99 Yo-Kai Watch 2DS bundle

Nintendo is heavily invested in Level-5's Yo-Kai Watch, which is interesting as it's basically Pokemon's biggest competitor. In addition to handling the overseas publishing, it's also launching a new 2DS bundle next month on November 6, cle...

 
Yo-Kai Watch photo
Yo-Kai Watch

Yo-Kai Watch demo confirmed by Nintendo, releases next week

Yesterday, Nintendo of America tweeted out that the Yo-Kai Watch demo would be available later in the evening, but as it turns out, it was a mistake. After deleting the tweet the company subsequently noted the new, presumably official ...

 
Yo-Kai Watch photo
Yo-Kai Watch

It looks like Nintendo is planning a Yo-Kai Watch demo

If you want to see what all the hubbub is about for Yo-Kai Watch, it looks like you don't have to spend any money. Given this Australian Classification listing, Nintendo, the publisher of the game outside of Japan, seems to be planning a de...

 
Yo-Kai Watch Busters photo
Yo-Kai Watch Busters

Yo-Kai Watch Busters is so popular that it's getting a third version

[Update: Level-5 has confirmed that it will be an update for the existing games.] Yo-Kai Watch is so popular in Japan that they can get away with the "multiple version" concept like every Pokémon game before it. It's so popular ...

 
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Level-5

Level-5 forms new company for world domination

Level-5 and Japan's top advertising firm Dentsu have formed a new company, Level-5 Abby. Located in Santa Monica, California, Level-5 Abby aims to bring Level-5's video games and anime to a global audience, promoting popular brands like Yo-...

 
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Pokemon

The Yo-Kai Watch anime debuts in October in the US

There are a number of reasons why Pokémon took off overseas (the games were pretty damn good for one), but there's no doubt that the massive success of the TV show and movie series have played their part. Now, Nintendo has decided to...

 
Yo-kai Watch photo
Yo-kai Watch

Yo-Kai Watch launches in the west in November on 3DS

The original Yo-Kai Watch was originally supposed to be released in 2016, but Nintendo bumped it up recently to "Holiday 2015." Now we have a firm release date courtesy of Nintendo of America -- November 6. Level-5's franchis...

 
Yo-kai Watch photo
Yo-kai Watch

Here's your first taste of the Yo-kai Watch Just Dance mashup

You've heard of the Yo-kai Watch Just Dance mashup, now you can see it in all its glory. In short, it's the wonderful art of Yo-kai mixed with the garish "humans" from Just Dance -- in other words, exactly what I expecte...

 
Yokai Watch x Just Dance photo
Yokai Watch x Just Dance

Yo-Kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version is a thing that is happening

For the love of money, Level-5 and Ubisoft are joining forces to put out Yo-Kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version, a crossover (for Wii U of all things) that's a sure-fire bet to sell millions.

 
Yo-Kai Watch photo
Yo-Kai Watch

Yo-Kai Watch Busters is selling like gangbusters

Yo-Kai Watch Busters, unsurprisingly, was the top-selling game in Japan the other week, notching over 693,000 physical sales in its debut, according to the latest data from Media Create. The Nintendo 3DS exclusive is the latest entry in Lev...

 
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Yo-Kai Watch 3

Yo-Kai Watch 3 is at least a year away

Yo-Kai Watch 3 is on its way to Japan next summer, Level-5 announced today. Ad interim, the publisher will be trying to take this already insanely popular franchise to the next level. That begins tomorrow with the anime's Season 2 premiere,...

 
Yo-kai Watch Busters photo
Yo-kai Watch Busters

Get a closer look at Yo-kai Watch Busters

As if the prospect of a Yo-Kai Watch Ghostbusters parody wasn't hilarious enough, you can now watch ghost cats suit up and fight giant monsters in the newest trailer for Yo-kai Watch Busters. I want it! It's due out in Japan on July 1...

 
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Nintendo at E3

Yo-Kai Watch bumped up to a 2015 release in the west

Nintendo revealed to the world a few months back that the first Yo-Kai Watch game from Level-5 would be localized all across the world, but only gave a nebulous "2016" release date for the US. Now we have a slightly less nebulous...

 
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Dragon Quest 3DS

Dragon Quest VIII is coming to Nintendo 3DS

Good lord, am I excited. Also, scared. Dragon Quest VIII is coming to Nintendo 3DS, which is potentially the best news ever or a harbinger of the apocalypse. You know, depending on whether Square Enix intends to localize the danged thing. C...

 
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Level-5

Level-5 is terminating Wonder Flick in September

Wonder Flick R will shut down on September 14, Level-5 just announced. Following the mobile RPG's reveal in 2013, Level-5 had some trouble getting the project off the ground. Unfortunately, the studio never managed to make good on its promi...

 
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SEXY LAYTON

Sexy Layton and Sexy Luke react to going mobile

The Japanese mobile game market is booming and studios are climbing aboard the money train. Take Level-5, for example. The next installments in the Professor Layton and Fantasy Life series are abandoning their homes on Nintendo platforms t...

 
Yo-Kai Watch photo
Yo-Kai Watch

This new Yo-Kai Watch game channels Ghostbusters

There was a bunch of news out of Level-5 this week, so you might have missed seeing Yo-Kai Watch Busters, an upcoming 3DS action game that's essentially a cutesy take on Ghostbusters through the lens of Japan. I mean, there's even a Stay P...

 
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The Snack World

Level-5's new IP, The Snack World, coming to 3DS

Along with its Yo-Kai Watch and Fantasy Life announcements, Level-5 also revealed a new IP known as The Snack World. It's going to be another mixed media project with manga, anime, and games being developed for 3DS and smartphones. The ann...

 
Fantasy Life 2 photo
Fantasy Life 2

Level-5 announces Fantasy Life 2... for smartphones

It's a dreadful time to be a Level-5 fan. Or maybe a great one. Dunno. I suppose that all depends on where you exist on this Venn diagram: Level-5 announced Fantasy Life 2 for smartphones today, which probably displeases you, unl...

 
Yo-Kai Watch 3 photo
Yo-Kai Watch 3

Yo-Kai Watch 3 announced, in addition to a Three Kingdoms crossover and Ghostbusters homage

Level-5 has big plans for the Yo-Kai Watch franchise beyond the localization of the first game in 2016. It's also gone and announced three more titles in the franchise last night, including Yo-Kai Watch 3, Yo-kai Watch: Three Kingdoms...

 
Yo-Kai Watch photo
Yo-Kai Watch

Yo-Kai Watch is coming west, thanks to Nintendo

In case you haven't been paying attention, Level-5's Yo-Kai Watch franchise has been rocking it over in Japan since 2013 with over seven million units in sales. Rumors of a localization have been brewing for over a year now, and now th...

 
Yo-Kai Watch photo
Yo-Kai Watch

Beard View: Yo-Kai Watch

I was worried about Yo-Kai Watch when it was first announced. Putting out a manga, anime and game series all in one fell swoop is no small financial undertaking. Given that Level-5 isn't a multi-billion dollar outfit, they had a lot to los...

 
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Level-5

Level-5's CEO is jacked up about the next project

Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino is pumped. After selling tons of copies of Yo-kai Watch in 2014 among a host of other successful IPs, 2015 is looking to be a good year for the developer. Recently, speaking to 4Gamer, he noted that he was particula...

 
Fantasy Life review
One of the biggest gripes I hear from friends interested in but hesitant to play Japanese role-playing games is that they're too "complicated." It's a sentiment I've never understood; several take great pains to be accessible...   read


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The Legacy Of Kain series needs a remastered collection cause Im too lazy to use Xpadder for proper controller

 
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Go to your Youtube library on the left side of the homepage, click on Liked videos, scroll down to the very first video you ever liked, and post it

 
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Overwatch is the Havent been this addicted to a game since World of

 
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Persona people: is 5, having never played one of the previous games, something I could jump into? In terms of narrative? I just love the look of it, super stylish!

 
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Civil War? Thats sooooooo last week #UK

 
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So Torch how was Gunbuster? It was Too short, a little too much nudity for my tastes, title mech wasnt in action until end of episode 4 of Action was great But that ending Good lord that

 
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Hot off the rumor mill: Naughty Dogs next project after Uncharted 4 is The Last of Us 2: A Fungus Among

 
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Its interesting to see that Spider-Man puts a lit cigarette out onto a Latino babys forehead in the opening scene of Civil

 
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Everyone talking about Overwatch, Uncharted 4, Civil War and Persona 5 and Im here wondering wheres my burrito?

 
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I know it probably is not that bad, but there seems to be quite a bit more dialogue in the R&C reboot than there should

 
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First day of Floral I hate

 
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Welp, thanks for nothing Atlus! Ill save my hype with the animation announcement and everything for when this game finally arrives in the Until then Im a prisoner of the

 
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Funny thing about my current Emerald run: for the first time Im not using the starter at I got Treeko because I dont really like any Gen 3 starter, but I got Shroomish and I like it Should have got other starter instead

 
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Power Ranger suits for the movie look like discount Iron Man and somehow worse than what we had back in the 1995 And who thought it was a good idea to give them boob armor? What is wrong with people?

 
Torchman

They dont make em like they used to

 
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