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New Ni no Kuni coming to PS4 without famed animation house Studio Ghibli

I was just thinking recently about how quiet Level-5 has been with Ni no Kuni since 2013's Wrath of the White Witch and, well, there's that. During the PlayStation Experience, Namco Bandai (its international publisher) announced a follow u...   read

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Yo-Kai Watch

The tragic backstory of Yo-Kai Watch's Jibanyan is based on a real-life incident

Jibanyan, one of Yo-Kai Watch's most popular mascots, has quite a sad tale to tell when players meet him in the game. He was once the loving companion of his owner, a girl named Amy, before he got run over by a truck and turned into a Yo-Ka...   read

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Yo-Kai Watch

Yo-Kai Watch has shipped 10 million games worldwide

Oh my swirls! The Yo-Kai Watch series is a phenomenon in Japan, and it looks like it's still doing quite well. Level-5 is reporting that it has shipped 10 million units to date, which is an increase from March, when it topped seven mil...   read

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Level-5's Snack World is supposed to be the next Yo-Kai Watch craze

Although we already got a look at the English version of The Snack World earlier this year, it's getting ready to actually come to fruition soon. Snack is the latest "cross-media" project from the publisher, which will ...   read

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Level-5 CEO dishes on possibility of Wii U, NX games

Level-5 is no stranger to Nintendo platforms. While they got their start making fantastic games like Dark Cloud and Jeanne d'Arc, they shifted over to the DS with Professor Layton, and saw great success there for many years. But they h...   read

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Yo-Kai Watch tips

Quick tips for making friends in Yo-Kai Watch

Yo-Kai Watch recently released in the west earlier this month. I've been having a blast with it, but I've also been having some difficulties as well. So far I haven't been able to find any good guides to help walk me through some of the gam...   read

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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 ...   read

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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...   read

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Review: Yo-Kai Watch

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 perpetually, and I'm...   read

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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 ...   read

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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...   read

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$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 ...   read

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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...   read

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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 ...   read

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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...   read

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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 ...   read

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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-...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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Yokai Watch x Just Dance
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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.   read

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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...   read

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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,...   read

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Yo-kai Watch Busters
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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...   read

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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...   read

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