Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Yo-kai Watch 4 announced for Switch, releases 2018 In Japan

Level-5 appears to have announced that the latest entry of the yo-kai collecting series with Yo-kai Watch 4 will release for Nintendo Switch in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089.]

 While information remains light for the time being, it’s been confirmed for a 2018 release window. It’ll feature characters from the anime including Touma Tsukinami, Natsume Amano, Keisuke Amano, and Akinori Arihoshi.

Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino commented that “its content is getting a super high-grade power up, including some things that will surprise everyone.”


http://www.siliconera.com/2018/04/10/yo-kai-watch-4-announced-nintendo-switch/#XOdlb7FBJfD00dy2.99

 

 

Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino recently stated that all future main games from the company would be released for the Nintendo Switch – and it seems like he wasn’t kidding. Yo-kai Watch 4 has been announced in the latest edition of Famitsu, and it will be released exclusively for the Switch.

https://nintendoeverything.com/yo-kai-watch-4-announced-for-switch-releasing-2018-in-japan/

Last edited by Miyamotoo - on 10 April 2018

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Nice! This will be a great test for the future of the franchise. I'm sure Level 5 wants to capitalize on the ppoularity of the system, but considering the audience for YW in Japan is mostly children that may not be able to get a Switch this soon, it will be interesting to see.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

Alright, let's see if this franchise truly has a place among the big boys.



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Switch only? That's disappointing especially after they announced Inazuma Eleven for PS4.



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Yokai was in some pretty serious decline I think, we'll have to see if this continues that trend or not.



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Darwinianevolution said:
Nice! This will be a great test for the future of the franchise. I'm sure Level 5 wants to capitalize on the ppoularity of the system, but considering the audience for YW in Japan is mostly children that may not be able to get a Switch this soon, it will be interesting to see.

On the other hand, this could lead to quite a few upgrading from 3DS to Switch. Hardware sales will be interesting when the game launches.



Ka-pi96 said:
Switch only? That's disappointing especially after they announced Inazuma Eleven for PS4.

Don't Nintendo have a deal with Level 5 with this? I mean, Nintendo is the one publishing the games in NA and Europe, and considering it's a handheld series first and foremost, the jump to PS4 isn't probably of that much worth.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

Ka-pi96 said:
Switch only? That's disappointing especially after they announced Inazuma Eleven for PS4.

Looking at this series as a whole, I don't think we are actually missing out on anything of substance, no offense to the fans.



Darwinianevolution said:
Ka-pi96 said:
Switch only? That's disappointing especially after they announced Inazuma Eleven for PS4.

Don't Nintendo have a deal with Level 5 with this? I mean, Nintendo is the one publishing the games in NA and Europe, and considering it's a handheld series first and foremost, the jump to PS4 isn't probably of that much worth.

They have published Inazuma 11 as well. Ditto DQ games (from SE).

I think its somewhat surprising following Inazuma 11's move to multiple devices. But if they want to stick with Switch only then I am sure they have their reasons.



Level-5 will make sure that YW4 will release before Pokemon Switch.