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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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Expect some Level-5 announcements at the Vision event on July 27

Level 5 is a damn good company, and they have quite a few things in the pipeline. In addition to building their Yo-Kai Watch empire, they also have Fantasy Life 2, Snack World, and Ni No Kuni 2 to work on. We'll probably end up getting more...   read

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Level-5 finally reveals North American Yo-Kai Watch sales

After months of being in limbo, Level-5 has finally spilled the beans on sales for the first Yo-Kai Watch game. According to CEO Akihiro Hino, they amounted to 400,000 units to date, which pales in respect to the 1.4 million copies they pus...   read

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Yo-Kai Watch 3

Mulder and Scully are straight-up in Yo-Kai Watch 3

It looks like Level-5 had a lot of fun creating Yo-Kai Watch 3, which takes place in both Japan and the US. That includes the blatant X-Files reference in the form of the "Y-File" investigators Marder and Kakurii, which looks to be a full, ...   read

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Yo-Kai Watch 3 will have over 600 creatures

Yo-kai Watch 3 will arrive in two flavors when it hits Japan on June 16 -- Sushi and Tempura (for reference, that's two different 3DS versions) -- and will be set in America. You can take a look at the new battle system below, as ...   read

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Nintendo confirms Yo-Kai Watch 2 localization

Fantastic and unexpected news came across my desk this morning -- Nintendo has informed Destructoid that Yo-Kai Watch 2 is coming to the 3DS on September 30 in the US (Europe is still TBA). While Japan is gearing up for the release of ...   read

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Yo-Kai Watch 3 has two protagonists, here's more details

Level-5 recently shared some brand new info regarding Yo-Kai Watch 3, including a trailer and some other tidbits. For starters it will sport two main characters -- Keita (Nate in the west) has moved to the US as a result of his Dad's career...   read

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Yo-Kai Watch 3

Yo-Kai Watch 3 launches in Japan in July with two versions, is set in America

According to CoroCoro, Yo-Kai Watch 3 will arrive in Japan on June 16. It's set for the 3DS platform once again, and will come in Sushi and Tempura varieties, just like Pokemon Red and Blue. As a note, Yo-Kai Watch 2 end...   read

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That Yo-Kai Watch Three Kingdoms spinoff is adorable

There's probably zero chance of this coming west anytime soon (we don't even have the sequel or the other pair of Buster spinoffs), but Yo-Kai Sangokushi looks amazing. It's an amalgam of the cast of the series proper and the tact...   read

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Yo-Kai Watch is coming to Europe in April

After months of radio silence, Nintendo has announced that Yo-Kai Watch is coming to Europe on April 29. Evidently this delay was to gear up for a huge marketing push, as well as an anime release, which will start slightly before the l...   read

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Yo-Kai Sangokushi, that Three Kingdoms mashup, looks rad

Yo-Kai Watch is going to have another spinoff on its hands in Japan this April in the form of Sangokushi, an SRPG that apes the Three Kingdoms era. In this surprisingly detailed new trailer we're getting a look at some gameplay, ...   read

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Yo-Kai Watch is getting yet another spinoff with Yo-Kai Sangokushi

Despite the fact that we don't really have a whole lot of info regarding the franchise's fate in the west, Yo-Kai Watch continues its domination in Japan. In addition to three core entries and multiple spinoffs, Yo-Kai S...   read

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Dark Cloud 2

Dark Cloud 2 is coming to PS4 next week

According to the latest PlayStation Blogcast, Dark Cloud 2 (or Dark Chronicle in Japan and Europe) will be joining the PlayStation 4's steadily growing list of PS2 emulations on January 19. They already released the first Dark Cloud on PS4,...   read

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Level-5 will announce a sequel to a 'very popular series' in 2016

As part of 4Gamer's end of the year interview blitz, they managed to briefly talk to Level-5 president Akihiro Hino, who, among other Japanese developers, promised big things for 2016. According to Hino, "all kinds of new titles" will be an...   read

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Review: Dark Cloud (PS4)

Before Level-5 was creating its Yo-Kai Watch Empire and dazzling Nintendo fans with Professor Layton, it was creating amazing RPGs in the early 2000s. Among classics like Dragon Quest VIII, Jeanne d'Arc, and Rogue Galaxy, its very...   read

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Yo-Kai Watch

A third Yo-Kai Watch movie is coming next year

When I was in Japan, Yo-Kai Watch was everywhere. Ads, merchandise, and even general chatter from locals was abound, and that massive impact doesn't seem to be slowing down at all for Level-5. It has just announced a third film, which ...   read

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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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