Back to the beginning
The Yo-Kai Watch games might have only been around for six years, but there are already more than a handful of entries in the series. Most recently, Yo-Kai Watch 4 was released in Japan on the Switch and ended up taking out the top spot in the local video game charts. This also happens to be the first time an entry has been...
No word on a launch date
During a panel at the 2019 Anime Expo, Level-5 announced Yo-Kai Watch 4 for Nintendo Switch would eventually be released in the west (thanks, HDKirin). Although this isn't the most surprising news, it's nice to know the Japanese developer and publisher hasn't forgotten about the fanbase within this region. Unfortunately,...
In cooperation with Bandai Namco
When Bandai Namco officially confirmed Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was coming to the Switch later this year, it also revealed this version of the game would run at 30fps and maintain a 720p resolution in both docked and handheld mode. Adding to the existing information about this upcoming release, it's now...
"Stay tuned for more details"
Level-5, the Japanese developer and publisher best known for Yo-Kai Watch, Professor Layton and the Inazuma Eleven series has announced it will be appearing at next month's Anime Expo in Los Angeles. It revealed this information over on the Layton series Twitter account and informed followers to "stay tuned for more...
Level-5's PS3 classic comes to Nintendo's console
As previously reported, Bandai Namco has now confirmed that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will be coming to your favourite handheld hybrid and it's got a release date: 20th September. You can check out the full reveal trailer above. While PS4 and PC will be receiving a 'Remaster' of the ori
Another JRPG masterpiece is on the way
Seems someone at Bandai-Namco is having a very, very bad day since most (if not all) their entire E3 2019 line-up has quickly and steadily leaked online for all to stumble upon. Among such titles is none other than acclaimed 2010 PlayStation 3 exclusive Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch which is gaining a...
A local release is on the way
Last month, we found out Level-5's video game and television series The Snack World was a little bit closer to a western release when the localisation company 3Beep revealed it was working with the Japanese developer and publisher on English translations. In the latest development, a rating has now appeared on the
Another sign it’s on the way
Following a rating by the Australian Classification Board in February and a listing on the G4F Localisation website in March, Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy - Deluxe Edition has now been spotte
It looks like Level-5's video game and television series The Snack World is still receiving a western release in the near future, with the help of the localisation company 3Beep. The company's website reveals the following information: 3Beep is working with Level-5 to create the English language versions of the television series and...
One other entry also being localised
Last time we heard about the 2007 DS title Professor Layton and the Curious Village, was when it was discovered the classic story-driven puzzle game by Level-5 was being ported across to Android and iOS. Now, according to a listing on the G4F Localisation website, Professor Layton’s original
Deluxe Edition rated by Australian Classification Board
After releasing on Switch in Japan last year, it seems a western launch of Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle And The Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX isn't too far off. Twitter user @lite_agent noticed that the Australian Board of Classification has given it an age rating, following
Yokai ain't afraid of no ghost, but indifference gives them the willies
It seems the Yo-Kai Watch bubble is bursting fast in the Land of the Rising Sun. In fact, it burst a while ago, but the game and its accompanying media and merch were so incredibly popular in Japan that residual interest keeps the whole shebang running on fumes. While the craze...
Exactly a week ago, Level-5 released a new trailer for its upcoming Switch game Yo-Kai Watch 4 at World Hobby Fair Winter 2019. This clip provided a glimpse of the world you'll be able to explore and the Yo-Kai you can expect to encounter in battle. If this wasn't enough to satisfy you, Level-5 has now uploaded a direct-feed...
Out this spring in Japan
After being delayed last October, the next installment in the Yo-Kai Watch video game franchise - Yo-Kai Watch 4 - arrives this spring in Japan. To help build hype, Level-5 has released a new trailer for the upcoming Switch release at World Hobby Fair 2019, currently taking place in Nagoya, Japan. The trailer stars Keita -...
Tough times ahead?
Another day, another rumour. This latest one is somewhat different and arguably more believable, as it's not about a specific game series making its way across to the Nintendo Switch and the source is a Japanese media outlet rather than a random listing by a distributor or retailer. The rumour stems from the delays of Yo-Kai...
What could it be?
The Japan-based developer and publisher Level-5 is best known by Nintendo fans for charming series like Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven and in more recent times Yo-Kai Watch. Originally established in 1998, the company is now 20-years old. In celebration of Level-5's 20th anniversary, Famitsu is teasing an interview with the...
Level-5 and GungHo Online Entertainment have just launched a Yo-Kai Watch game for iOS and Android smartphones in Japan. Yo-Kai Watch World is a location-based title not entirely unlike Pokémon GO, where famous Yo-Kai characters appear "in
Western audiences still waiting for the third game
During the month of April, it was announced the next installment in Level-5’s Yo-Kai Watch video game franchise would be released on the Nintendo Switch. Simply known as Yo-Kai Watch 4, the game was scheduled for Japan later this year. CoroCoro - a monthly Japanese manga magazine - has now...
Is a new 3DS localisation on the horizon?
It was way back in 2015 that we got news that the Yo-Kai Watch franchise was getting another spin-off in the form of Yo-Kai Watch Busters, but sadly the open-world brawler never made its way out of Japan. Well, if a tidbit of information is anything to go by, this 3DS gem could finally be getting localised...
Super high-grade power up
In what should come as a surprise to basically no-one, the next instalment in the Yo-Kai Watch series, simply known as Yo-Kai Watch 4 for the time being, will be coming to the Switch rather than the 3DS. This will be welcome news to many Nintendo gamers who only want to play games on the latest and greatest hardware. This...
He shoots, he scores
Level 5 has released new gameplay footage of its forthcoming Inazuma Eleven sequel, subtitled Balance of Ares. The franchise began life on the Nintendo DS before leaping over to the 3DS. Balance of Ares is coming to Switch, PlayStation 4 and smart devices this year in Japan, and will be accompanied by an anime series - the...
It's just for Japan, though
We've known for a little while that a port of The Snack World - a Japan-only RPG that's evolved into a multimedia hit brand with its own film and a line of super popular toys - will be getting a Nintendo Switch port, but now we finally have a date. Developer Level 5 has confirmed the game - called The Snack World...
The cross-media hit makes the leap from 3DS to Switch
When it comes to zany, oddball ideas, Japan's gaming industry has the market sewn up. Take The Snack World: Trejarers, a cutesy RPG boasting an unhealthy obsession with foodstuffs and smartphones, which has just been announced for Nintendo Switch in Japan. Swapping out a traditional fantasy...
It has been revealed that Yo-Kai Watch spin-off Yo-Kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbarayaa will be released in two versions this December. The October issue of Japanese publication CoroCoro has stated that Hihou Densetsu Banbarayaa will come in "Sword" and "Magnum" versions. Little information exists regarding exactly how...
Nintendo to publish in EU, daily puzzles to be added
Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy is a welcome return for the classic series formula, albeit we have a new protagonist and a focus on light-hearted storytelling and a push to keep the focus on puzzles. Already confirmed for the Fall season in North America,...