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Old 12-16-2014, 08:06 AM   #1
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Level-5 filed trademarks for “Jibanyan” and “Whisper” in the United States.
Jibanyan and Whisper are chief characters from Level-5’s currently Japan-only Yokai Watch series of 3DS games. The first one launched in Japan last July, with the sequel launched in two versions this July, and a third version this past weekend.
The trademarks were filed on December 9. They follow a trademark for “Yo-Kai Watch” video games in January, followed by clothing and accessories trademarks in May.
In August, Level-5 said it has plans to bring the series westward in 2015.

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Level 5 International America Teasing Yo-kai Watch And Little Battlers Experience. December 22, 2014 . 2:00pm

Level 5 International America are teasing fans via their Facebook page.




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Level 5 International America are teasing fans via their Facebook page—in this case with The Little Battlers Experience and Yo-kai Watch.

The message posted to their Facebook reads: “Happy holidays from all of us here at LEVEL-5 International America! Thank you all so much for making 2014 an awesome year. We’re hoping 2015 will be even better!”

The image you see above is embedded alongside the message and contains characters from the Yo-kai Watch and Little Battlers franchises. Level 5′s president, Akihiro Hino, has teased on multiple occasions that the company intends to bring Yo-kai Watch to the West in the past.

The Yo-kai Watch anime will be aired in North America and Europe, so it would make sense for the game to be debuted at the same time. Meanwhile, The Little Battlers anime has already made its way over to the West.

Up until now, Nintendo have published most of Level 5’s games in the West, so it should be interesting to see if they handle Yo-kai Watch and The Little Battlers—both of which are on the Nintendo 3DS—as well.

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Level 5 CEO Talks Up The Company’s Next Major Project Again. January 3, 2015 . 5:00pm

Akihiro Hino really believes in Level 5′s next big thing.




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President and CEO of Level-5, Akihiro Hino, recently talked about his ambitious plans for next year, as he and his company would like to make a hit title that surpasses Yo-kai Watch. He also shared a message for the fans in 4Gamer‘s end-of-year developer feature.

“Level-5 will continue taking on new challenges,” said Hino. “Soon, we’ll be ale to make an announcement for the new title that will follow Inazuma Eleven and Yo-kai Watch. Please keep an eye out!”

As previously reported, Hino once mentioned that he was interested in experimenting with comedy, which might be the theme for Level-5′s next project. Considering how Yo-kai Watch‘s comedic nature is what makes it a success among the younger and older audience in Japan, it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with next.

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Yo-kai Watch Is So Big Even The Yo-kai Watch Yo-kai Pad Is Sold Out Everywhere. January 19, 2015 . 1:43am

The biggest gaming success of 2014 is Yo-kai Watch 2 from Level-5. The series which has players catch Japanese ghouls is a humongous hit with kids and Level-5 made tons of Yo-kai Watch goods including a Yo-kai Watch Yo-kai Pad.


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The biggest gaming success of 2014 is Yo-kai Watch 2 from Level-5. The series which has players catch Japanese ghouls is a humongous hit with kids and Level-5 made tons of Yo-kai Watch goods including a Yo-kai Watch Yo-kai Pad. This isn’t a tablet, but a cute device that reads Yo-kai Medals.





The toy just came out in Japan on January 17 and it’s sold out everywhere. Inside Games reports the Yo-kai Watch Yo-kai Pad is being sold on Yahoo! Auctions and other sites above the retail price, somewhat similar to how rare amiibos are scalped on eBay.

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Yo-kai Watch 2 And Pokémon Made Up Nearly Half Of Japan’s Holiday Sales. January 19, 2015 . 12:00pm

During the end-of-year holiday period in Japan, videogame software sales amounted to 10.854 million units. 45% of that came from Yo-kai Watch 2 and Pokémon.


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During the end-of-year holiday period in Japan, videogame software sales amounted to 10.854 million units, reports Japanese sales tracker Media Create. All said and done, software sales were nearly identical to the same period the year prior—100.36% of 2013.

The relatively healthy software sales can be attributed primarily to the Nintendo 3DS, whose library contains popular games such as Yo-kai Watch 2 (2.447 million across all three versions) and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (2.591 million copies sold across two versions if the double pack was counted as two copies per one unit).

To put that in perspective, Yo-kai Watch 2 and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire accounted for nearly 45% of total Japanese software sales during the end-of-year holiday period.

Aside from the Nintendo 3DS, the Wii U was the only platform that saw an increase in software sales. In the case of Wii U, software sales were 112.95% of 2013. Unfortunately, Wii U software didn’t make up for the decrease in Wii software sales, and during Christmas week PlayStation software dropped to 41.30% of 2013, so ultimately it can be said that the 3DS was the only healthy platform in Japan during the end-of-year season.

Meanwhile, total hardware sales during the end-of-year season came to 1.74 million units. Unlike software sales, hardware decreased to 83.42% of the same period from 2013. Even the Nintendo 3DS decreased slightly to 93.96% of 2013, owing to the fact that most of its popular software sold to existing 3DS owners rather than new buyers.

Note: To calculate end-of-year sales, Media Create tracked the seven weeks from November 17th, 2014 – January 4th, 2015. All data above pertains to this period unless otherwise specified.

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Might Get A Yo-kai Watch Collaboration Soon. January 20, 2015 . 1:00am

Data miners have found already some interesting bits in the patch files, concerning the future of the game.


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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborns Patch 2.5 update will be available to play in a few hours, but players can currently download it ahead of time. In fact, some data miners have found already some interesting bits in the patch files, concerning the future of the game.



One of the discoveries are the two blackened-out images you see above, with one that has an icon for a cat-shaped minion along with a Fenrir mount. The next image shows a lion-like figure, with Gilgamesh’s green chicken.


Level-5 CEO and president, Akihiro Hino, is known for being a big MMORPG fan and he’s also a big fan of Final Fantasy XIV. He appeared in a Letter from the Producer stream a few months ago.
He also shared a look at the above image of Whisper in a what appears to be a Warlion form, which looks pretty similar to the other silhouette. A collaboration wasn’t announced at the time, but it looks like we may get one soon.

While Level-5 haven’t been involved with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, they have previously worked with Square Enix on Dragon Quest VIII and IX, so a collaboration between the two companies wouldn’t be anything unprecedented.

Here’s a look at some of the other images that were extracted from the Patch 2.5 data:







If you’re wondering about that picture with the ADS on it, the official Japanese blog just revealed that it’s one of the new mounts for Patch 2.5:





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Yo-kai Watch Trading Card Game Sells 100 Million Cards In Eight Months. February 5, 2015 . 3:01pm

The TCG is a two-player card game that just launched its fourth series of cards last week.


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Like Pokémon, the Yo-kai Watch series has its own trading card game and it has sold 100 million cards in just eight months, Yukan Ameba News reports. (Via: Anime News Network)

Titled Yo-kai Watch Toritsuki Card Battle, the TCG is a two-player card game that just launched its fourth series of cards last week, which brings new youkai from the recently released film in Japan.

These profits, in case you were wondering, are going back in part to Bandai Namco, who handle Yo-kai Watch merchandise in Japan. As detailed in a past report, Yo-kai Watch has been a more profitable merchandising machine than any of Bandai Namco’s own franchises of late.

In celebration of the trading card game’s success, Bandai Namco are holding a promotion where players that spend 900 yen or more on cards will get a first-edition “Jibakoma” card at select retailers.

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The back pages of the latest issue of CoroCoro Comic reveals Yo-Kai Watch 3 and a new game called Yo-Kai Watch Busters are in development.
Both games will be revealed in full in next month’s issue of the magazine, though there are already a few details out about Busters.
“Yo-Kai Watch Busters” was actually a game mode in Yo-Kai Watch 2. Unlike that game, Yo-Kai Watch Busters will be a standalone title and only come in a single release. Up to four players will be able to team up and take on boss yo-kai together.
The latest game in the series, Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shinuchi, launched for 3DS in Japan last December.
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Yo-kai Watch 3 And Yo-kai Watch Busters Revealed. March 12, 2015 . 5:40pm

Similar to its predecessor, Yo-kai Watch 2 has extremely well as expected, and it doesn’t look like Level-5 are slowing down on it anytime soon, as they revealed that Yo-kai Watch 3 is in the works.
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Similar to its predecessor, Yo-kai Watch 2 has sold extremely well, and it doesn’t look like Level-5 are slowing down anytime soon, as they revealed that Yo-kai Watch 3 is in the works, along with a new title of Yo-kai Watch Busters in this month’s issue of CoroCoro Comic. [Thanks, Otakomu.]

If the name Yo-kai Watch Busters sounds familiar to you, it was actually a multiplayer mode in Yo-kai Watch 2 that had you and others play as various yokai to take on powerful oni.

This Yo-kai Watch Busters will now be its own title, where up to four buddies can get together and take on yokai bosses. So far, it sounds like it could possibly be the series first Monster Hunter-style title.

More details on Yo-kai Watch 3 and Yo-kai Watch Busters will be revealed in next month’s issue of CoroCoro Comic.

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Level-5 To Reveal A Major Project, Fantasy Life 2, And A New Professor Layton Game. March 13, 2015 . 1:15am


Level 5 to reveal their next batch of major games in April.

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Level-5 president Akihiro Hino previously mentioned that 2015 will be the year they’ll create a hit game that’s even bigger than Yo-kai Watch, and it looks like we’re going to see its reveal on April 7th at their upcoming major “Level 5 Vision 2015: The Beginning” event. The official website tells us more.

According to the press release, the Level 5 Vision 2015: The Beginning will be a big event to announce the company’s “next generation major cross-media project” that is said to be a follow up of Yo-kai Watch in terms of popularity.

Since last year, Level-5 have been actively recruiting staff for a “major project,” and it very well sounds like it could be the comedy project that Hino previously talked about in an earlier interview.

In addition to the brand new title and Yo-kai Watch 3, Level-5 will make new announcements for Fantasy Life 2 and the seventh installment of the Professor Layton series, which they announced some time ago. The event is expected to have various talks, live music, and will be livestreamed online.

The report also mentions that Level 5 will reveal a major new collaboration title as well, along with more on the Yo-kai Watch brand, including their toys, anime, new music, and more, as part of their “2nd season plans” for the franchise.

The event will take place at the Tokyo Dome City Hall from 18:00 to 19:30 JPT, and there will be many other surprises they’ve yet to mention. Additionally, 500 lucky winners will be chosen to attend the event.

Read more stories about Fantasy Life 2 & Level-5 & Professor Layton & Yo-kai Watch 3 on Siliconera.
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Level-5 will live stream next week’s Level-5 Vision 2015 press conference via Ustream, the Yo-Kai Watch developer announced.
The event will see the announcements of Yo-Kai Watch‘s 2015 developments, starting with Yo-Kai Watch 3, as well as Fantasy Life 2, Layton 7, a new large-scale cross-media project, and other announcements. Level-5 also teased “announcements of big developments beyond games,” as well.
The event will begin on April 7 at 18:00 Japan time and run through to 19:30.

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Total shipments for all three versions of Yo-Kai Watch 2 (Ganso, Honke, and Shinuchi) have topped six million, publisher and developer Level-5 announced.
The number includes both retail shipments and download sales.
Yo-Kai Watch 2: Ganso and Honke launched for 3DS in Japan last July. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shinuchi followed in December.
Last week, Level-5 announced that total sales across the series topped seven million. This coming Tuesday, April 7, Level-5 will host its annual Level-5 Vision press conference (which will be live streamed), where it’s planning to announce its latest Yo-Kai Watch developments, including Yo-Kai Watch 3.

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, first teased in last month’s issue of CoroCoro Comic, will launch for 3DS in Japan in Akanekodan and Shiroinutai versions on July 11, Level-5 announced during its Level-5 Vision event today.
The game, which builds on the “Yo-Kai Watch Busters” mode introduced in Yo-Kai Watch 2, features online play, the ability to control all of its yo-kai, new yo-kai, over 25 bosses, and a story told from the perspective of yo-kai, rather than from the perspective of a human. It will also link somehow with Yo-Kai Watch 2.


Watch the debut trailer below.


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Yo-kai Watch Busters Will Also Come In Two Versions [Update: Trailer]. April 7, 2015 . 2:35am


The game, which comes in two versions of Red Cat Troupe and White Dog Unit, will have online multiplayer.

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Yo-kai Watch Busters is an upcoming action title based on the mini-game that was in Yo-kai Watch 2, where players got to play as various Yokai monsters to take out bosses. Level-5 shared more during their Vision 2015 event.

According to company CEO Akihiro Hino, the game was made after there was a lot of demand from fans asking for it to be its own game after they finished playing Yo-kai Watch 2

The game, which comes in two versions of Red Cat Troupe and White Dog Unit,will have online multiplayer, where friends will get to play with each other on 3DS.

Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Troupe and White Dog Unit will release in Japan on July 11, 2015 for Nintendo 3DS.

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Level-5 and Koei Tecmo are collaborating for a Yo-Kai Watch and Romance of the Three Kingdoms crossover game called Yo-Kai Sangokushi, Level-5 announced at its Level-5 Vision event today.
The large-scale collaboration project is produced by Koei Tecmo’s Kou Shibusawa.
Further details were not announced.
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Yo-kai Watch Gets A Three Kingdoms Collaboration Game With Koei Tecmo. April 7, 2015 . 2:40am


Level-5 and Koei Tecmo have announced a new collaboration title for the Yo-kai Watch series with Yo-kai Watch: Three Kingdoms.


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Level-5 and Koei Tecmo have announced a new collaboration title for the Yo-kai Watch series with Yo-kai Watch: Three Kingdoms.

While the two companies have only revealed the above image thus far, we imagine that the game will involve playing as Jibanyan and others in strategy game-style.

A platform or release date has yet to be announced, but Level-5 and Koei Tecmo will share more details in the near future.

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Level-5 announced Yo-Kai Watch 3 for 3DS during its Level-5 Vision press conference in Japan today.
The game brings players out of the Japan setting of Sakura New Town from previous games and to the new town of St. Peanutsburg in the United States of America.
In addition to Keita, a new heroine named Inaho Misora and a new yo-kai named USA-Pyon will also appear. The pair will also make their TV debut in the second season of the Yo-Kai Watch anime airing this July.
















A release date was not announced.
Watch the trailers for Yo-Kai Watch 3 and the second season of the anime below. Visit the official Yo-Kai Watch 3 website here.
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Yo-kai Watch’s Keita Amano Is Nathan Adams In The West. April 7, 2015 . 2:53am


Yo-kai Watch’s protagonist, Keita Amano, has a new name in the Western release of the franchise.

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Yo-kai Watch’s protagonist, Keita Amano, has a new name in the Western release of the franchise—Nathan Adams. The information was revealed by VIZ Media, who will publish the Yo-kai Watch manga in the West. Here’s their story summary:
Nathan Adams is just an average kid until the mysterious Whisper gives him a device that allows him to see what others cannot, Yo-kai of all shapes and forms! Now, armed with the Yo-kai Watch, Nathan, Whisper and their new invisible friends embark on an all new supernatural adventure!
The Yo-kai Watch manga will be published this September under VIZ’s Perfect Square imprint. It will be available exclusively via print on a bi-monthly basis.

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Yo-kai Watch 3 Takes Place In The USA [Update: Trailer]. April 7, 2015 . 3:09am

During the Level-5 Vision 2015 event, the company shared a first look at Yo-kai Watch 3.

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During the Level-5 Vision 2015 event, the company shared a first look at Yo-kai Watch 3, and it focuses on exploring faraway lands, which means getting to explore an America-like land for fans in Japan.

In addition to having a new protagonist alongside Keita Amano, or Nathan Adams, there’s a new protagonist named Inaho Misora, and her own Yokai named USApyon.

The game takes place in St. Peanutsburg, USA, as the main character’s father got transferred for work. You’ll meet brand new Yokai, and possibly more ghosts and spirits commonly known in the Western world.

Yo-kai Watch 3 is in development for Nintendo 3DS.

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Nintendo To Publish Yo-kai Watch In The West. April 7, 2015 . 2:29am

Now that the Yo-kai Watch series has found its success in Japan, Level-5 will aim to follow up with a similar level of success in the West.

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We’ve been waiting for more news regarding Yo-kai Watch’s localization outside of Japan for quite a while now, and Level-5 revealed more details during their Level-5 Vision 2015 event.

CEO Akihiro Hino said that now that the Yo-kai Watch series has found its success in Japan, Level-5 will aim to follow up with a similar level of success in the West, where Nintendo will publish the games. Meanwhile, Hasbro will handle the toys outside of Japan.

Level 5 shared a look at some clips of the Yo-kai Watch anime in its English dub, and talks with the folks from Hasbro who are enthusiastic to start their first step of sharing the series’ love in the West.

Yo-kai Watch will be released in North America in 2016, and following its launch in that territory, Hasbro and Level 5 will roll it out in other territories month-by-month, completing their global launch by the end of 2016.

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Nintendo will publish the original Yo-Kai Watch in the United States, Europe, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, the company announced.
The game centers on a young boy who gets a special watch that lets him befriend and help mischievous Yo-kai and later summon them to fight other Yo-kai. Players can overcome challenges and help various characters solve everyday problems with the help of these Yo-kai, which resemble anything from inanimate objects to mythical creatures.
The publisher clarifies that, while “youkai” translates to “ghost” or “spector,” Yo-kai “are not ghosts, monsters, or creatures.” Rather, “Yo-kai are, quite simply, Yo-kai. They cannot be seen by the human eye, but they are everywhere. Whether born from the soul of a deceased human, or an everyday object discovering its higher purpose, their personalities are distinctly humanlike.”
The game originally launched in Japan in July 2013. It’s since seen the release of a three-version sequel. And just this morning, developer Level-5 announced Yo-Kai Watch 3, Yo-Kai Watch Busters, and Yo-Kai Sangokushi.
A release date was not announced.

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Yo-Kai Watch will launch for 3DS in North America this holiday and in Europe next year, Nintendo announced.
The game first launched in Japan in July 2013 and has since sold millions and spawned a number of sequels and spin-offs. It stars the cute, sometimes spooky, and usually mischievous Yo-kai that inhibit our world. Players will use their Yo-kai Watch to find Yo-kai, then befriend them and turn them into a team to battle other Yo-kai.
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Find, befriend, and battle hundreds of Yo-Kai
After selling millions and being a cultural phenomenon in Japan, YO-KAI WATCH is coming to the United States for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The YO-KAI WATCH game is about hundreds of sometimes cute, sometimes spooky, and usually mischievous Yo-kai that inhabit our world. Yo-kai are not ghosts, monsters or creatures. Yo-kai are, quite simply, Yo-kai. They cannot be Find, befriend and battle hundreds of Yo-kai seen by the human eye, but they are everywhere. Whether born from the soul of a deceased human, or an everyday object discovering its higher purpose, their personalities are distinctly humanlike.
As you explore the world, use your Yo-kai Watch to find them, befriend them, and turn them into a team to battle other Yo-kai. Befriending new Yo-kai may not be so easy, though – in many cases, you will need to battle with them and impress them during your battle. Each Yo-kai has its own unique skills and strengths and you’ll use them to challenge the evil Yo-kai and help people in need of solving daily problems – like an argument with a friend or forgetting something important – which may be caused by mischievous Yo-kai hidden everywhere.
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With the power of the Yo-kai watch, find and befriend more than 200 hidden Yo-kai, found everywhere in the world, and call upon their powers when you need their help.
Assemble a team of six Yo-kai in your watch to defeat evil and help people.
Each Yo-kai has its own unique skills and strengths, so use strategy to assemble your team to address different problems and fight different evil Yo-kai.
Make your Yo-kai Watch more powerful and upgrade your Yo-kai as you play through the story.
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Yo-kai Watch Anime To Air On Disney XD; Here’s An English Trailer. June 24, 2015 . 8:25am


Disney XD is currently scheduled to air the first 26 episodes of Yo-kai Watch.
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The first Yo-kai Watch RPG is coming to North America this holiday, and the anime will make its debut in America this year as well. Dentsu Entertainment have announced that the series will air on Disney XD, and that the station is currently scheduled to air the first 26 episodes.

Dentsu also released an English trailer for the anime, which you can watch above, and in case you missed it, English-language footage of the Yo-kai Watch game can be found here.

In addition to the game and anime, other merchandise for Yo-kai Watch is coming over, too. As reported in the past, Viz Media will publish the Yo-kai Watch manga in North America, while Hasbro are handling the toys.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger To Meet With Yo-kai Watch’s Robonyan. July 1, 2015 . 1:29pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger will meet with Yo-kai Watch’s Robonyan to promote Terminator Genisys in Japan.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger will meet with Yo-kai Watch’s Robonyan to promote Terminator Genisys in Japan. Robonyan—who Western audiences will be familiar with soon enough—is one of several “nyan” characters in the game, and is a robot. (Thanks, Anime News Network)

“The Terminator T-800, who comes to protect [those in need] no matter what trouble they’re in, is still my hero,” said Level 5 CEO Akihiro Hino. “I never would’ve thought that Robonyan would be able to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger. I think [Robonyan]‘s also quite happy.”

Terminator Genisys premieres on July 1st, with a Japanese limited premiere taking place on July 6th, followed by a full release on July 10th.

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Level-5 and Ubisoft are teaming up in Japan for a special Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version, the latest issue of CoroCoro Comic reveals.





From left to right, you’ll see Just Dance characters dressed as Yo-kai Watch characters Kanchi, Keita, Fumi-chan, and Kuma doing the series’ infamous “gera gera po” dance. Up to four users can play together cooperatively or competitively.




A release date and price for Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version are not yet announced.
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Nintendo News has gone up with our first direct-feed look at Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version, Level-5’s newly announced collaboration with Ubisoft’s Just Dance for Wii U.





Yo-kai Watch Dance will feature a number of familiar songs from the Yo-kai Watc series, including “Gera Gera Po no Uta” and “Yo-kai Taisou Daiichi.” The characters dancing on screen are dressing like Yo-kai Watch‘s human characters, and Yo-kai dance with them, as well.


A release date for Yo-kai Watch Dance has not been announced.
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Yo-kai Watch Debuts In North America On November 6. August 19, 2015 . 11:47am


Nintendo set November 6 as the release date for Yo-kai Watch, the first game in Level-5’s mega popular monster catching game which reimagines Japanese folklore spirits.

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Nintendo set November 6 as the release date for Yo-kai Watch, the first game in Level-5’s mega popular monster catching game which reimagines Japanese folklore spirits. Players will be able to catch over 200 yo-kai in the game and bring six yo-kai with you in battles.
An animated series based on Yo-kai Watch will debut on Disney XD this fall and Viz will release the bi-monthly Yo-kai Watch manga on November 3. Hasbro is making Yo-Kai Watch toys, collectable medals, and games which will start appearing in January 2016.

The Yo-kai Watch series has been hugely successful in Japan. There’s a store in Tokyo that only sells Yo-kai Watch goods and a Just Dance spinoff game was recently announced for Wii U.

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Yo-Kai Watch And Super Smash Bros Win Big At Japan Game Awards 2015. September 18, 2015 . 2:15pm


The big winners are Yo-Kai Watch 2 Founder/Head and Super Smash Bros., each of them picking up multiple awards.
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The Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association announced the winners of the Japan Game Awards 2015 at Tokyo Game Show (thanks DualShockers).

The big winners are Yo-Kai Watch 2 Founder/Head and Super Smash Bros., each of them picking up multiple awards. While the full list of awards is below, there is still the “Future Divisions” award to be announced on September 20th for the most promising games announced during Tokyo Game Show.

Best Sales: Yo-kai Watch 2 Founder/Head
Global Award – Japan: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Global Award – Overseas: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Game Designers Award:
  • Ingress (Niantic)
Excellence Awards:
  • Bloodborne
  • Yo-kai Watch 2 Founder/Head
  • Destiny
  • Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Wii U
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
  • Dragon Quest Heroes
  • Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner
  • Mario Kart 8
Special Award:
  • Monster Strike
  • Minecraft
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award: Masahiro Sakurai
Grand Prize: Yo-kai Watch 2: Founder/Head/Headliner

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Yo-kai Watch Anime’s Latest English Trailer Shows Off More Spooky Friends. September 24, 2015 . 9:30am

The English dub anime based on the mega popular game series will start airing in North America in October.

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The upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Yo-Kai Watch will make its North American debut on November 6th. However, before that, we’ll get to check out the English dub anime in October. Here’s a look at the latest trailer for the show.




Yo-Kai Watch is a super-popular monster catching game by Level-5 that reimagines Japanese folklore spirits as Pokémon-like friends. The game features over 200 yo-kai, many of which will be introduced in the anime when it premieres on October 5th at 5pm ET/PT on Disney XD.

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Level-5’s New Subsidiary Aims To Globally Spread Their Games And Anime. October 1, 2015 . 4:20am

Level-5 and International advertising and public relations company Dentsu formed a new subsidiary that will aim to spread their content to game and anime fans around the world.

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Level-5 and International advertising and public relations company Dentsu formed a new subsidiary called Level-5 Abby Inc., which will create, produce, and distribute content for children and adults, game and anime fans around the world. The official website tells us more.

From the Level-5 press:
Multi-media entertainment company Level-5 abby Inc. creates, produces and distributes highly engaging content for children, adults and game/anime fans worldwide. The company’s mission is to bring its universally-themed popular game and animation content from Japan to fans globally, across all platforms and all devices. Level-5 abby makes a strong commitment to maintaining its position on the frontier where the newest technologies and great entertainment intersect.
The management team is led by Level-5 president and CEO Akihiro Hino and COO Yukari Hayakawa. You can read more about their profile and on Level-5 on the official page.

While we still don’t know what more to expect from Level-5, the Yo-kai Watch anime will begin airing on October 5th at 5pm ET/PT on Disney XD, and the Nintendo 3DS game which launches on November 6.

Level-5 also revealed their next major cross media project in Snack World, and with the announcement of Level-5 abby, there’s a good chance that we’ll see it in the West, especially if Yo-kai Watch does well.

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Yo-Kai Watch GameStop Pre-Orders Come With Jibanyan. October 5, 2015 . 11:30am

GameStop will offer Jibanyan pins to people who pre-order Level-5′s Yo-Kai Watch.
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GameStop has taken to Twitter to announce a pre-order promotion for Yo-Kai Watch, Level-5’s Pokemon style Nintendo 3DS game. Those who commit to purchasing the $39.99 JRPG at launch will receive a pin of Jibanyan, one of the game’s mascot characters and recruitable Yo-Kai.
Jibanyan is a fire-type cat Yo-Kai inspired by the mythological nekomata, a two-tailed cat. Jibanyan was an ordinary cat until he was unfortunately run over by a car. His spirit attempts to fight all cars as a form of revenge until he becomes part of the player’s party.

Yo-Kai Watch will be released on the Nintendo 3DS on November 6.

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Level-5, Marvelous, Bandai Namco, And Nippon Ichi, And More On Future Possibilities. October 6, 2015 . 10:55am

Yo-kai Watch on PlayStation, virtual reality Senran Kagura, open world God Eater, Mages collaboration with Kojima, Trails on PS4, or a new Marl Kingdom. Key developers talk about future possibilities.

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In summary of Dengeki PlayStation’s 600th issue edition Q&A session, here are some more quotes from various key developers of Level-5, Marvelous, Bandai Namco, Nippon Ichi, and more. [Thanks, Hachima.]

Nippon Ichi president Sohei Niikawa:

Q: Is it possible to have the revival of the Marl Kingdom series?
A: We still have fans asking about a revival till this day. I’m always thinking about how it’d be cool to revive the series in a way that’d fit the current times, or maybe even develop it as a new musical title.

Q: When is Makai Wars coming out? Poor Asagi!
A: Sure enough, we do need to release it.

Q: Why do you challenge new IPs on a regular basis?
A: I believe that it’s our duty to challenge new titles and build and heap up our history, even if it’s bits at a time. I’d like to gather with everyone and make the console market more exciting.


God Eater series producer Yusuke Tomizawa:

Q: Since Toukiden 2 is going to be an open world game, what are the chances of God Eater having the same?
A: I don’t really know at this point, but since the game design will be changing, I’d like to play and discuss it with the players.


Tekken series director and chief producer Katsuhiro Harada:

Q: Is Summer Lesson also enjoyable for girls?
A: The development team has girls that are enjoying it. Although, there are a lot of them that say they want to see a hot guy in it.

Q: Have you ever thought of doing other virtual reality titles aside from Summer Lesson?
A: I already have several plans for various genres hidden away. I’d really like to play one where we can get four people together under a kotatsu and play some mahjong.


Senran Kagura series producer Kenichiro Takaki:

Q: What are the chances of us ever getting a Kagura game that lets you play the way as seen in Senran Kagura: Estival Versusopening?
A: I’d like to make that happen sometime once the PlayStation 4 grows nicely.

Q: If you could make a virtual reality game, what kind of game would you make?
A: Something with super perverted surroundings. [Editor’s note: did you even need to ask Takaki?]


5pb. Mages. representative director Chiyomaru Shikura:

Q: When will we get more information on Anonymous;Code?
A: I believe we’ll have plenty of information by the end of the year.

Q: What happened with the collaboration title with Hideo Kojima?
A: Now that Metal Gear Solid V has released, I think it’s about time we formally start working on it.


Level-5 president and CEO Akihiro Hino:

Q: Are there any chances for Yo-kai Watch to ever appear on PlayStation Vita or PS4?
A: Yes there are. On top of having it evolve for various forms of entertainment, there will always be the possibility for the need of a new “field” for it.

Q: What ever happened to the “major title that will surpass White Knight Chornicles”?
A: We’re properly working on it. I believe that we’ll make an announcement when the time comes.


Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo:

Q: Will you guys release a Trails of Cold Steel 1 and 2 for PlayStation 4?
A: While I do have the desire to make those, we’re currently moving towards making new titles. I’d like to one day develop the Trails series for PlayStation 4, and have been thinking about a way to make it possible.

Q: I’d like to see the completion of the Trails series in my lifetime, but I’m not too certain I will. About how many more years until it’s complete?
A: I can’t say as far as how many years go, but after Trails of Cold Steel 2, I believe we’re at about 60 percent of the whole thing.


As an extra bonus, here’s a bit for director and scenario writer Taro Yoko, known for his work in the Drakengard and Nier series:

Q: We’re cheering you on!
A: Thank you. I will let him know.

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Try The Yo-Kai Watch Demo Next Week. October 13, 2015 . 8:37pm

People can try Yo-Kai Watch before buying it starting next week.
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Nintendo will be helping Nintendo 3DS owners prepare for Yo-Kai Watch, Level-5’s Pokemon-style JRPG, two weeks before its North American launch. The publisher took to Twitter to reveal a demo for the game will appear on October 22, when the Nintendo 3DS eShop updates. It did not mention how much content the demo will cover, if it will have save states that transfer over, or how many uses players will get before it deactivates.

In Yo-Kai Watch, players follow a young boy who learns that Yo-Kai exist in the world. Through the power of a special watch, he can connect with them and use them in battles. Rather than one-on-one fights, players can take three Yo-Kai allies into each attack to defeat those with ill intents. There are over 200 Yo-Kai in the game.

Yo-Kai Watch will come to the Nintendo 3DS on November 6. The Yo-Kai Watch anime is currently airing on Disney XD.

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