Level-5 has been a successful company for quite some time, but the viral success of Yo-kai Watch in Japan took it to another level. Though the company had previously dabbled with 'cross-media' franchises with the likes of Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven, the idea's been exploited to the full with the Pokémon challenger.
The next big venture, as many of you already know, is Snack World. The game for this is coming to smart devices in Japan in Spring next year, and 3DS in July, while there'll also be a TV show. Naturally NFC toys will also make an appearance, in the form of collectible weapons that are then unlocked in the game, for example.
In any case, an updated trailer for the franchise has been shared, and it's bonkers. Observe...
We want it in the West, just to see how the localisation teams bring the whole thing together.
my body is ready...
if they were smart they'd work on launching all their products worldwide at the same time. that helps with the hype, if it's successful in Japan a lot of western gamers will hear about it and be interested too.
the biggest reason Yokai Watch didn't do better here is because most gamers that were interested ended up forgetting about it or losing interest in how long it took to arrive.
That one guy has the Jabba the Hut thing going on.
... the bondage genies sold it for me
Looks nice, maybe somewhat witty but I can see especially the younger audience loving this, though some gags are aimed at adults too.
Wow! I'd forgotten about this. Been a long time since the last trailer. So we can expect this in 2020 on this side of the water, that's if it ever arrives.
What did I just see?
I want to hear what they're saying too.
That would explain it a bit.
Seems like a fun anime to watch.
@XxYoshiGamerxX Next year's best 3DS game I will save for the Jaras instead of the Switch.
Wtf did I just watch.
1) Inazuma Eleven slash Yokai-Watch art style.
2) Aardman-esque jittery movements.
3) LEGO Movie-esque simulated jittery movements.
4) Risqué humor as implied with the harem.
5) Toriyama-esque zaniness.
6) Miyazaki-ish fantasy world.
7) Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World-esque implementation of video game-inspired pop-up interfaces.
THIS IS GOLD, WHERE HAS THIS BEEN FOR ALL MY LIFE
Delightfully weird. I love the art style and animation of these cutscenes. The bit with the crystal sword breaking after its "awesomeness intro" made me literally laugh out loud.
Looks craziness. Was hoping for new game footage
@arojilla If I could understand Japanese I would probably agree.
Except Yoshi and Poochy's Woolley World. For 3ds. Yes, it exists.
Shut up and take my money.
@XxYoshiGamerxX Nah, I don't understand it, it's just that I've been following it since first announced (in fact I manage a Twitter feed and a Reddit sub both about this game) and have watched any pic and video. Not that there is much about it, but so far I love the whole concept, specially the keychains.
Um....a little bit of gay at the end.... (Blushed)
This looks great! I really wish I knew Japanese, but this is right up my alley. Game or Anime, I'm supporting this thing if it comes to the west.
I've been interested but I've also been waiting for solid gameplay videos. I think I caught one around about the last time a Snack World trailer dropped but I was hoping there would be something new to show by now.
@Anti-Matter Maybe a little bit.
Well, I really don't know what to make of this. It might end up being great.
Evil businessman? That's original.
Remind anybody else of Dokapon Kingdom, just in the style?
Yup. Especially those gay muscular guys... (Blushed)
Dokapon Kingdom also have too...
@FantasiaWHT exactly, that king really had dokapon feeling
Looks like Level5 are trying to out S&M Pokemon.
This looks really immature, wish they just would've made a proper fantasy life sequel.
.....the fat guy and the genies scare me.
@AlexSora89 I thought it had that Aardman aesthetic (or at the very least british kid's show)
Nevertheless, I'm intrigued
i like it.dont know why but i like it
And THAT was weird. ._. Especially the genies. Yeesh....
Considering it's a Level-5 property, I'll at least keep half an eye on it for the time being.
The heck did I just watch, Japan always have the best shows.
I'm loving the stop-motion style mouth movements. And the characters are cute.
@AlexSora89 I doubt we're going to see this on the italian TV like Yokai-watch and the other series based on Level-5's games XD.
High point: The blue jins. Lol!
Um, what was he doing at 1:00?
This game is so dirty
The robot at 1:16 reminds me of Jailbot from Superjail
Oh, it was a ..... sensual moaning.... (Ehem)
This game infused with (Ehem, ehem) a little bit of .... naughtiness.
Not the direction I was expecting but I'll likely get this still.
@Lilith93 I'm in the same boat.
Looking forward to learning more about this. The fact that Level 5 is doing this makes me optimistic about this game.
Same here, buddy.
A fellow Italian! Ciao, amico!
Level 5 might be the most daring developers going today. They took a game about Kaiju monsters and turned it into a slow, melancholy exploration of what it means to be a child with "Attack of the Friday Monsters." Now this. Whatever this is. I'm so happy Level 5 exists.
I don't know why, but I really love the slightly stop-motion look to the mouth movements. If that was deliberate "we're not even going to TRY lip-syncing" then I'm totally down with it.
@AlexSora89 Speak English or face morte! >:[
@Rect_Pola It looks like clay animation to me
@ogo79 Go back to your retirement home, old man
Still waiting on Yo-Kai Watch 2....
Jeez, calm down! Those were two words in a row! English still makes 99,99% of my language here!
Oh, wait. 'Twas a joke.
@ogo79 Have a Snickers bar you crusty old coot!
@Pod Reminds me of Pirates!, Chicken Run or that other English show with the dog
Gaming is great because you can have something fun to use, akin to an entire adventure, and it doesn't take up any space. I feel like too many toys to life ranges will just clutter after too long
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