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News: CoroCoro Reveals Yo-Kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version For Wii U

CoroCoro Reveals Yo-Kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version For Wii U

A Level-5 & Ubisoft collaboration

After selling millions and becoming a cultural phenomenon in Japan, it has been revealed the popular Yo-Kai Watch series will receive a Just Dance spin-off. The latest issue of Japan’s CoroCoro Magazine explains Yo-Kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version is on the way to the Wii U courtesy of a surprising...

News: Nintendo Officially Confirms It's Distributing Yo-Kai Watch In The West, Omits Release Window Details

Nintendo Officially Confirms It's Distributing Yo-Kai Watch In The West, Omits Release Window Details

Game expected to arrive in 2016

We already knew that Yo-Kai Watch was coming to the west thanks to Hasbro's deal to create toys for the popular Japanese cross-over franchise, but it wasn't until today - and Level-5's Japanese Vision 2015 conference - that a publisher (Nintendo) and solid release window (2016) came to light. Nintend

News: The Snack World Is Level-5's Next Cross-Media Project, And It's Coming To Nintendo 3DS

The Snack World Is Level-5's Next Cross-Media Project, And It's Coming To Nintendo 3DS

Toys use NFC to interact with the game

As if announcing three new Yo-Kai Watch titles wasn't enough, Level-5 has today revealed its next big "cross-media" venture, The Snack World. A multimedia effort which will see Level-5 collaborate with Takara Tomy, TV Tokyo and CoroCoro Comics, The Snack World will cover movies, manga, toys and video games...

News: Level-5 Announces Yo-Kai Watch 3 For Nintendo 3DS, Action Takes Place In USA

Level-5 Announces Yo-Kai Watch 3 For Nintendo 3DS, Action Takes Place In USA

Third time's a charm

Level-5 has just revealed the third entry in its best-selling Yo-Kai Watch series, due to launch on the Nintendo 3DS. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will take place in North America, in keeping with the storyline of the ongoing anime series. A new character is introduced called Inaho Misora, who has her own Yo-kai named USApyon. Level-5 has...

News: Level-5 Confirms Yo-kai Watch Crossover With Koei Tecmo's Three Kingdoms 

Level-5 Confirms Yo-kai Watch Crossover With Koei Tecmo's Three Kingdoms 

Platforms still unclear

In an eye-raising development from the Level-5 Vision 2015 event in Japan, the company has confirmed yet another spin-off release for the Yo-kai Watch series, in addition to the 3DS-bound Yo-kai Watch Busters. Yo-kai Watch: Three Kingdoms has been announced as a collaboration with Koei Tecmo. Three Kingdoms is a series...

News: Yo-Kai Watch Busters Hitting 3DS This Year, Main Franchise Coming To The West In 2016

Yo-Kai Watch Busters Hitting 3DS This Year, Main Franchise Coming To The West In 2016

Busting makes me feel good

Level-5's Vision 2015 event is happening right now, and the company's CEO Akihiro Hino has just announced a new entry in its popular Yo-Kai Watch franchise. Yo-Kai Watch Busters is an 3DS action title based on a mini-game featured in Yo-Kai Watch 2. The title will come in two versions - Red Cat Troupe and White Dog Unit -...

News: Yo-kai Watch Localisation Creeps Closer With Anime Confirmation for Europe

Yo-kai Watch Localisation Creeps Closer With Anime Confirmation for Europe

The Level-5 franchise that's a phenomenon in Japan

Level-5 has enjoyed plenty of success as a company, with brands such as Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven, but Yo-kai Watch has been on another level entirely. Just recently the company announced that the IP has sold over seven million games on the 3DS, 200 million Yo-kai medal toys, 10 million...

Nintendo Direct: Yokai Watch 2 Gets Its Own Broadcast in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 Gets Its Own Broadcast in Japan

Play the 'figure out what's happening' game

Although it's said to be on the way to the West, we're yet to receive firm release details on Yokai Watch, the 3DS title from Level-5 that's enjoying continued success in Japan. That success has certainly been assisted by the accompanying anime series, with the brand as a whole capturing the imagination in...

News: Level-5's 3DS RPG Youkai Watch Has Now Sold One Million Copies In Japan

Level-5's 3DS RPG Youkai Watch Has Now Sold One Million Copies In Japan

Sales have doubled in the last two months alone

New reports suggest that Level-5's 3DS title Youkai Watch has shipped one million units in Japan. The game launched in July last year, but it wasn't until the transmission of the related anime TV show in January that sales began to spike; in February, Level-5 confirmed that it had delivered 500,000...

News: Level-5's President Discusses Professor Layton's Origins and Plans for More "Unique" Games in the Series

Level-5's President Discusses Professor Layton's Origins and Plans for More "Unique" Games in the Series

"We wanted to offer two intelligent characters"

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy has now arrived in stores around the world, bringing a close to the prequel trilogy and, it seems, the adventures of the iconic Professor Hershel Layton. It was a fantastic finale that was also tinged with sadness, as it closed the door on the top hat wearing...

News: Level-5 Wants to Know Whether You Want Yo-kai Watch in the West

Level-5 Wants to Know Whether You Want Yo-kai Watch in the West

Looking for some Likes

Not so long ago we reported that Level-5 had filed a trademark in the U.S. for Yo-kai Watch, prompting speculation that the 3DS title is on its way to the West. The company seems to be gearing up to make that a reality, as it's now posted a message on its Facebook page to gauge interest: Between the strong sales of the game...

News: Level-5 Trademarks Yo-kai Watch in the US

Level-5 Trademarks Yo-kai Watch in the US

Watch for monsters

You know youkai? Those strange creatures of Japanese folklore that sometimes masquerade as "raccoons" or "turtles" in certain localized games? Level-5 might be giving these monsters more of their due outside of Japan, if recent trademarks are any indication. According to Siliconera, Level-5 has trademarked "Yo-Kai Watch" in the...

News: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Finally Dated for North America

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy Finally Dated for North America

Mark out 28th February in your diaries

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy arrived in Europe recently, bringing a close to the series in its current form. Unfortunately North American gamers only had a vague 2014 release window, but during today's Nintendo Direct festivities it was confirmed that the 3DS title will finally arrive in the region...

News: WonderFlick Hits iOS and Android This Month, Cross-Platform Saves Should Support Wii U in 2014

WonderFlick Hits iOS and Android This Month, Cross-Platform Saves Should Support Wii U in 2014

In Japan, naturally

Earlier this year we told you about WonderFlick, a new RPG from Level-5 that will be coming to a host of platforms, including smartphones and the Wii U. The unique selling point of this title is an effort to directly correlate and connect progress on smartphones and consoles, with the developer aiming to go "beyond the...

Review: Inazuma Eleven 3 (3DS)

Inazuma Eleven 3 (3DS)

Hat-trick hero?

The Inazuma Eleven football / soccer RPG franchise is a major success in Japan, so much so that spin-offs and new releases are — at a minimum — arriving on an annual basis. Localisation to Europe has been a slower burn, and unfortunately non-existent in North America, so the arrival of Inazuma Eleven 3, the third title in the...