Yo-kai Watch World announced for mobile, out now in Japan

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    Level-5 Games is leveling its sights on the mobile market once more, specifically, the augmented reality type of mobile game. Announced through a company livestream was a new Yo-kai Watch game, which will require players to walk around places to find creatures and battle them so that you can befriend them and take them with you. There will be bosses, the ability to use your Yo-kai to find new items or friends. You can see a full version of the translated Japanese press release below. It's now currently available in Japan, though there's been no mention of a worldwide release at this time. However, despite the series failure to become as much of a phenomenon in the west as it is in Japan, with the popularity of Pokemon Go, it could be quite possible that we see an English release. GungHo Online Entertainment will be assisting with the game and its future development.

    :arrow: Japanese App Store
    :arrow: Google Play Japan Store

    :arrow: Official Site
     
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  1. Sonic Angel Knight

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    My only attention is the "BUMP OF CHICKEN" in the lower right corner of the thumbnail. :creep:
     
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  2. Axlfox

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    Inb4 people try to drag this down as a "pokemon GO ripoff" even tho it looks like its gonna be handled better.
     
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  3. Taleweaver

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    *looks at OP*

    IT'S AN INGRESS RIPOFF!!! :tpi:

    ;)
     
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  4. Xzi

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    They didn't really show any gameplay, so that's a big assumption. I've backed Temtem and Monster Crown, so I'm happy to see Pokemon-likes, but the problem with Yokai Watch for me has always been the terrible-looking creature designs.
     
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  5. anhminh

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    They was based on Japanese horror monsters so that could explain why.
     
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  6. RedoLane

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    Same band who composed Tales of the Abyss's intro :3
     
  7. Xzi

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    Yeah that makes sense. Still, almost none look frightening, almost all of them look goofy and awkward af.
     
  8. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I didn't know that, the name is just funny. :P
     
  9. SIX10

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    Translating horror monsters into a kids game does that.
     
  10. TheDarkGreninja

    TheDarkGreninja Toying with my mind

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    Is there any room for it in a pokemon GO dominated world?
     
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  12. Xzi

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    Precisely, it's not a good combo. Kids game or horror game, they should've picked one. Plenty of demand out there for a more adult-themed Pokemon game I'm sure, so the choice wasn't forced on them.
     
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  13. Glyptofane

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    They just killed the Yo-kai Watch Wibble Wobble app a few weeks ago while the Japanese version is still supported. I don't have much hope for this or even Yo-kai Watch 3 ever coming West for 3DS. They might give it another shot with Yo-kai Watch 4 on Switch, but typically, anything I love isn't long for this world.
     
  14. SquidgyBean

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    I just downloaded Yo kai watch world and played for abit. Looks really good and lots of features . Defiantly better than pokemon go. I would still be playing if I knew how to read Japanese. I hope they make it english
     
  15. Lycanroc

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    Hahahahah, no.
     
  16. deadman8555

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    How did you get it? Tried a VPN
     
  17. Axlfox

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    They did show quite a bit of gameplay during the press presentation stream on youtube tho, they even got Corocoro channel and even some popular jp youtubers to post gameplay videos of the game.

    As for your second point, that's purely a matter of opinion, I personally find the yokai designs to be absolutely adorable.
     
  18. Redhorse

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    There was a game very much.like this early- mid in the DSi' life time. It was a DL only g game. It had both a dark and a light version yellow graphics for the light and blue for the dark, but didn't.take off too well. That could be due to the many delays in release though.anyone remember it?
     
  19. SquidgyBean

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    There's an android app called Qooapp from Google. It has tons of games including the upcoming fantasy life online
     
  20. Redhorse

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    I wonder if there's any connection with 'Fantasy life' on 3ds ?/ level 5 , loved that game hated the music; cringe worthy.
     
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