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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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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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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 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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