5 posts tagged youkai watch
Yo-kai Watch trademarked in the U.S. ⊟
Ohhhhh, another TinyCast prediction that might be coming true. We now know that Level-5 has registered a trademark for Youkai Watch, thanks to Siliconera’s keen eye. If you forgot about this one, it’s that spirit-themed Pokemon-style RPG for 3DS that’s found some success in Japan — there are already plans for a sequel.
We typically don’t report trademark news, but his one actually releasing seems likely! Level-5 has made some other interesting moves lately, registering Inazuma Eleven in the States (which briefly appeared on Nintendo of America’s release calendar) and receiving a classification for Weapon Shop de Omasse in Australia (the last Guild game not released in the West!).
The GIF from Japan’s Youkai Watch anime, by the way, comes from Pena.
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New Youkai Watch (Ghost Watch) trailer. The combat here seems to be some kind of mix of traditional RPG and See ‘n Say – fascinating! I’m glad they’re doing something different with those mechanics, even if I don’t quite get it yet.
First 3DS shots of Youkai Watch (Ghost Watch), Level-5’s spirit-collecting/fighting game. These screens looks completely different, both in style and perspective, from the gameplay images briefly shown for the title last year.
Maybe that’s because it’s a handheld game for now, and there are console versions still coming with that look shown before? After all, that’s the route Level-5 took with Ni no Kuni. You can see more 3DS shots on the newly opened Youkai Watch Japanese website.
Then again, Level-5 has also completely overhauled a game’s visual style in the past — see Fantasy Life.
Remember Youkai Watch, that curious Pokemon-esque Level-5 game with ghosts? I was down for it when the developer showed off this anime-heavy trailer a year ago, but I figured it’d be a home console-only release.
Not so, according to CoroCoro Comic! The Japanese magazine says it will be a 3DS game, though I wouldn’t be surprised if it also releases for home consoles, and the portable treatment is similar to how E.X. Troopers/Ni no Kuni is handled. Which is alright, to me, so long as the games makes it way here eventually.
Buy: Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL consoles
See also: More imports
Trailer for Youkai Watch (Ghost Watch), a promising new “cross-media franchise” (games/anime/manga) from Level-5. I am sooo hyped for this. Check out the ghost cat! The ghost kappa! The ghost old-lady-beard thing!
The publisher hasn’t revealed an expected release date or even a platform for this yet — maybe PS3, PS Vita, Wii U, or…. 3DS? Checking out the seven seconds of game footage around 1:14, it looks maybe too advanced for a handheld? There’s always hope that, like Ni no Kuni, there will be a portable version, at least (and, hopefully, unlike Ni no Kuni, that one would released outside of Japan.).
See also: More media from Level-5 Vision 2011