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Level-5 has issued a new batch of screenshots for the Switch version of Yo-kai Watch 1. Take a look at the various screenshots below.

Level-5 has let loose on the debut trailer for the upcoming remaster of Yo-kai Watch 1 on Switch.

The video shows the updated graphic for the game on the new system. Those interested can view the footage below.

Level-5 has posted the boxart for the new Switch version of Yo-kai Watch 1. Get a look at the packaging image above.

In Japan, Yo-kai Watch 1 launches for Switch on October 10.

It was recently made known that Level-5 will be bringing the original Yo-kai Watch to Switch. The company has officially confirmed the news, and has revealed an October 10 release date for Japan. Pricing is set at 4,980 yen.

Unlike the 3DS original, Yo-kai Watch 1 for Switch will feature full HD graphics. It will also work with the Yo-kai Art and DX Yo-Seiken toys.

Here are the first screenshots from the Switch version:

The original Yo-kai Watch has been announced for Switch in a bit of a strange way. Level-5’s virtual YouTuber, known as Reto-chain, revealed the news regarding the re-release of the 3DS game.

In Reto-chan’s latest video, the Switch Lite is mentioned. She then announces the port after stating that Ni no Kuni and Yo-kai Watch 1 will be playable upon the system’s date of release of September 20. Further information was not shared.


In the United States, Yo-kai Watch toys can currently be found inside McDonald’s Happy Meals. AbdallahSmash026 posted an unboxing video – which we have below – showing a closer look.

Yo-kai Watch toys are now showing up in McDonald’s Happy Meals across the United States. Eight toys can be found in total, including watches, masks, and more.

You’ll have until January 28 to secure the different toys. After that, McDonald’s will be retiring them.

Here’s the official news about the new Yo-kai Watch toys:


This week, Nikkei published a new interview with Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino. It included talk pertaining to topics such as The Snack World and Inazuma Eleven, but also the state of the Yo-kai Watch franchise.

Nikkei pointed out that Yo-kai Watch 3 has sold over two million sales across three entries – Sushi, Tempura, and Sukiyaki. Hino noted that he can’t deny it has fallen much compared to the times of Yo-kai Watch 2, which launched in Japan three years ago. Sales of related products are also accompanying it – think toys, etc.

This information comes from Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima…

This graph shows Nintendo 3DS hardware and software sell-through in Japan from April 2016 through the final week of the calendar year, divided by quarters and compared year-on-year. In looking back on the life-to-date performance of Nintendo 3DS, hardware spread through the Japanese market first before the U.S. and European markets. For the first two quarters, both hardware and software maintained lower trends than the previous year, but for the third quarter, which also includes the holiday period, the release of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon drove software sales higher than the previous year, and hardware sales did not lose momentum.

Note: Nintendo 3DS hardware includes the New 3DS, Nintendo 3DS, the New Nintendo 3DS XL, the Nintendo 3DS, the Nintendo 3DS XL and the Nintendo 2DS systems.

Note: Due to the calendar differences, FY16Q3 contains one more week than FY17Q3. Note: FY = Fiscal year (April through March of the following year)

A new Yo-kai Watch comic series is on the way from IDW Publishing. In April, the series will kick off from writer Eric M. Esquivel, illustrator Tina Franscisco, and colorist Dono Sanchez Almara.

Here’s a brief description of the comic:

“The hit anime, manga and toy sensation from Japan comes to North American comics! Join Nate and his Yo-Kai, Whisper, as they battle against ill-intentioned Yo-Kai causing terrible trouble in their hometown!”

Yo-kai Watch’s new comic will have 32 full-color pages for its first issue. It’ll retail for $3.99.

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