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pastro243 said:
Alkibiádēs said:
Another Japanese Switch exclusive, the list is growing. Many franchises that used to be PS exclusive are also coming to the Switch (and PC). Good to see Japanese developers are finally waking up after wasting many years on unpopular consoles.

These games were never on playstation 

Never said it was. Note the word "also" in that sentence.

And there were some forum users here who thought Yokai Watch was going multi-plat.



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sounds good, we'll see if switch can keep the franchise alive



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Alkibiádēs said:
pastro243 said:

These games were never on playstation 

Never said it was. Note the word "also" in that sentence.

And there were some forum users here who thought Yokai Watch was going multi-plat.

I never thought it would anyway. Always said there was an outside chance and hoped it would. 



If anyone knows or remembers, the first ever Yo-Kai Watch trailer back in 2011 before it revealed any platforms, showed the first ever footage of the game in HD;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNhdtGJdqNU

It looks pretty good, I'd be very happy if Yo-kai Watch 4 on the Switch looks anything like what I'm guessing is the original build for the game which may of meant to originally be for the PS3.



LipeJJ said:
Ljink96 said:
Another reason why I think Pokemon will be 2019. If Animal Crossing does come this year along with Smash, and Fire Emblem and now Yokai Watch 4, I don't know if there'll be enough hardware to go around. I still stand firm on the idea that Pokemon will be an early 2019 release in the same vein as Zelda: Breath of the Wild and experience a massive blowout within the release months, and ride the wave up until the holiday season. Makes sense for Level 5 and Nintendo.

I agree. I’ve been saying this... Pokémon is probably a March game or something due to the reasons you mentioned, and the fact that it probably needs time for polishing and adjusting performance.

Releasing in 2018 would be a waste and an overkill. Smash, Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem and now this are enough to help Switch reach 20m this year.

I don't see Pokemon releasing outside of any holiday period tbh Pokemon is the go gift for many and that's when the is the most hardware going around, it's too big of a global force to release at any other time I can see a 2019 Q4 release. If anything I can see a March release for Animal Crossing in 2019 with Pokemon in Q4 and Prime 4 in the summer



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wombat123 said:
Now I'm thinking Jibanyan is going to be in Smash Bros to represent Yo-kai Watch and Level-5.

Thay would be awesome! And I can really see Nintendo doing that. 



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OTBWY said:
twintail said:

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.

I remember our back and forth on this matter. Anyway, the reason I think they stuck with is because of the mobile aspect of the platform. It was logical to me because the previous iterations were 3DS exclusive.

I would certainly at least hope they have moved past their archaic combat system. Either way your point does stand.



Am I the only one baffled that this is the first serious effort from Japanese third parties yet? And no word yet from Capcom, Square Enix (sure, Octopath Traveler is amazing, but not a high budget / high profile game), Konami, Bandai Namco, etc.



routsounmanman said:
Am I the only one baffled that this is the first serious effort from Japanese third parties yet? And no word yet from Capcom, Square Enix (sure, Octopath Traveler is amazing, but not a high budget / high profile game), Konami, Bandai Namco, etc.

It's funny because while I agree fully, it's not like Square Enix is exactly doing great at supporting any system... and their smaller games have come to the Switch pretty quickly for the most part. Only one I think is ridiculous is Secret of Mana remake lol.



routsounmanman said:
Am I the only one baffled that this is the first serious effort from Japanese third parties yet? And no word yet from Capcom, Square Enix (sure, Octopath Traveler is amazing, but not a high budget / high profile game), Konami, Bandai Namco, etc.

From Wii U To Switch.... They probably still have their doubts



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