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, there's no word on when exactly the game will be localised.
At the same panel, a Japanese Yo-Kai Watch trailer featuring English subtitles was shown. Level-5 explained how the fourth mainline entry in the series would include content that requires players to have watched specific Yo-Kai Watch films to completely understand. The company hasn't confirmed if these films will be localised yet.
Yo-Kai Watch 3 for 3DS was released at the start of this year in North America and the end of last year in Europe, following its original Japanese release in 2016. The fourth game was released at the beginning of last month in Japan and took the top spot in on the local charts, despite lower than usual sales. We can only hope the fourth game doesn't take as long to localise this time around.
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