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(Update) Fret not, Layton is gone, but Lady Layton lives on

[Update: It's set for a worldwide release on July 20 as "Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaire’s Conspiracy."] Level-5 hung up Layton's hat for a bit, but for a series that sold nearly 16 million copies over it...   read

 
 
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Snack World begins its quest for domination in April

Level 5 is riding high with Yo-Kai Watch, at least in Japan, where it made a killing for them in the gaming, anime, and toy industry. They're hoping to repeat that success with Snack World, a TV show based on a game that hasn't come out yet...   read

 
 

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Yo-Kai Watch 2 won't make it to Europe until April 7

Nintendo has left European Yo-Kai watch fans hanging with a late-as-heck release of Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls, and that wait will have to last a while longer yet. Both versions of the creature-collecting ...   read

 
 
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Ni No Kuni II is coming to PC this year

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is still slated for a PS4 release sometime this year, but Bandai Namco has just announced that PC owners will be able to get in on the action as well. It wasn't stated that they would be guaranteed to arrive ...   read

 
 
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Level-5 is holding a big sale on the 3DS eShop

Hey, remember the two "Guild" compilations that were released on the 3DS several years back? I do! I even have my own special folder for them. They were a great set of seven games that were originally released in Japan as two bundles, ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon are still going strong, but are dethroned for now

Pokémon Sun & Moon has been one of the top two selling games every week since it's release nearly five weeks ago. It slid into second place only in weeks where Final Fantasy XV and Yakuza 6 released, but then overt...   read

 
 
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The third Yo-Kai Watch movie beat out Star Wars at the Japanese box office

Yo-Kai Watch may have lost some steam in that it had a roughly 43% dropoff from the last film, but it still sold gangbusters at the box office over in Japan. Crunchyroll is reporting that the third Yo-Kai film sold roughly 608,033...   read

 
 
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These Yo-kai Watch toys almost make me want to go to McDonalds

In our latest episode of "only in Japan," McDonalds is running a new Happy Meal promotion with Yo-Kai Watch. You can see the toys on display below, in one of the longest running and most informative toy commercials I've ever seen -- really,...   read

 
 
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Catch up on Snack World, Level-5's latest attempt at world domination

Level-5 is once again trying its hand in a "cross-media" series, where they attempt to corner as many markets as possible to get people interested in something. They did that with Yo-Kai Watch, which enjoyed a hefty amount of sales in Japan...   read

 
 
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Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki claymation ads are kawaii as hell

How could you possibly make Jibanyan cosplaying Indiana Jones even more cute? Make it into a clay animation (or claymation) of course. These short but sweet TV spots kind of make me wish the whole game was a 3D clay-animated adventure....   read

 
 


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Yo-Kai Watch is getting a fourth movie in 2017

The US just recently aired the first Yo-Kai Watch film by way of Disney XD, but Level-5 is already planning a fourth movie! It's the IP that just won't stop in Japan, and although we don't exactly know what it entails, there will be an...   read

 
 
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My God, Indiana Jones Jibanyan is amazing

While things looked bleak for Yo-Kai Watch localizations just over a year ago, we've since gotten two main entries in that period in the west. Level-5 is pushing it hard overseas, and even though it hasn't reached Japan's level of success, ...   read

 
 
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Level-5 will support Nintendo Switch, but won't have anything at launch

We saw Level-5 pop up on that "supported developer" list when the Nintendo Switch was announced, but what level of support will we see? Come to find out, nothing at launch. Speaking to Vandal.net, Level-5's CEO Akihiro Hino noted, "We ...   read

 
 
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Yo-Kai Watch 3 completes seance, getting third version

Yo-kai Watch 3 Sushi and Tenpura are officially getting a younger brother called Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki that'll release on December 17 in Japan to line up with the release of the third Yo-kai Watch movie. The first two versions ...   read

 
 
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Review: Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls

Like Chris, I too fell in love with Yo-Kai Watch, though even before it launched here in America as I was playing an import copy before then.  While Chris seemed to enjoy the Bony Spirits a lot, I find myself torn about Flesh...   read

 
 
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Review: Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits

I completely fell in love with Yo-Kai Watch within days of the show's western launch. Level-5 has been welcome in my house since Dark Cloud back in 2000, but it has only honed its craft since then with the fantastic Ni no Kuni, Professor La...   read

 
 
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Ni no Kuni II is going to be yuuuuuuge

It's been a long time since we last heard anything about Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. Previously we found out beloved animation house Studio Ghibli will not be participating in this entry, however, a few Ghibli regulars are on board for...   read

 
 
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Forget Sun and Moon, are you Team Bony or Team Fleshy for Yokai Watch 2?

If you're one of the cool kids, you know and love Yokai Watch, but if you don't you should probably get in the know about the game that took Japan by swarm, has a cool anime with a ghost that sounds and looks like Jonathan Holmes, and a bun...   read

 
 
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Level-5 confirms Lady Layton localization for 2017

If all goes to plan, Level-5's recently-announced Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone's Conspiracy will be released in western territories sometime next year, the developer has confirmed. The Nintendo 3DS and mobile game, which is slated ...   read

 
 
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Level-5 announces Megaton Musashi

Level-5 is basically the king of "cross-media projects," and now they have another cool looking property to add to their pile. This one is Megaton Musashi, a mecha game that takes place after 90% of humankind is wiped out from an alien...   read

 
 
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Level-5 is betting big on Snack World, which will launch on mobile and 3DS next year

After sitting on the project for a year and some change, Level-5 has announced that The Snack World will finally be released next year in Japan in April on mobile, and July on 3DS. It's one of their "cross-media" franchises, which includes ...   read

 
 
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Lay Lady Layton; Or, first they came for the Ghostbusters and I said nothing

First they made the Ghostbusters into women and the problem is that they weren't, at first. And you laughed. Oh how you laughed (perhaps at the film itself, I don't know, I'm too poor to afford movie theatres). But this is what we're talki...   read

 
 
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New Level-5 trademarks include 'Lady Layton,' two more Yo-kai Watch games

Level-5 is on a roll, and it doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. They've filed a ton of new trademarks in Europe, including Lady Layton, Inazuma Eleven Ares, Megaton Musashi, Otme Hero, Yo-kai Daijiten, and Yo-kai Watch: Geraporh...   read

 
 
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Yo-Kai Watch's 'create-a-cat' feature is the cutest thing you'll see all day

Jibanyan is the mascot of Yo-Kai Watch for a reason -- people love cats, and they're the best. Level-5 is doubling down on the nyan too, as Yo-Kai Watch 3 will have a full on "My nyan" create-a-cat feature, which accommo...   read

 
 
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Yo-Kai Watch anime is back in August with double the episodes

Having enjoyed the first season of Yo-Kai Watch anime, I'm definitely down for more. And a lot more is coming, it seems, as Level-5 announced today that 50 episodes will be arriving on Disney XD, starting on August 1 at 12:30PM ET. The...   read

 
 



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