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Yo-kai Watch 3 Travels To Japan In Summer 2016


Yo-kai Watch 3 will be released in Japan sometime during Summer 2016, Level 5 announced today. While that may seem like a long way off, keep in mind that there are a number of other Yo-kai Watch products being released in the interim.


The first of these is Yo-kai Watch Busters, a multiplayer game based on a side mode in Yo-kai Watch 2. Busters, like Yo-kai Watch 2, will be released in two versions, and will be available in Japan this Saturday.


Then there’s Yo-kai Watch: Three Kingdoms, which is being developed in collaboration with Koei Tecmo. There’s very little information available on this game, but one would assume it’s some sort of strategy RPG spin-off, similar to what Pokémon Conquest did a few years ago.


And of course, there’s the Western release of the first Yo-kai Watch. North America will get the game this Fall, with Nintendo handling publishing duties on the game, Viz publishing the manga, and Dentsu Entertainment the anime. You can watch a trailer for that game here.


Coming back to Yo-kai Watch 3, this is the first game in the series that will take place in the USA. Keita—or Nathan, as he’s called in the West—will be based out of a town named St. Peanutsburg. You can read more about that here.


Level 5 also have plans beyond Yo-kai Watch. Their next (hopefully) major I.P. will be Snack World, which they debuted earlier this year.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.