Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Jul 162018

With Yo-Kai Watch 4 unveiled for the Switch and 3DS support winding down, some fans have wondered if Level-5 will skip Yo-Kai Watch 3 in the west.

Since they’re even localizing the spin-offs, that seems unlikely.

Localization of the Yo-Kai Watch Busters games was rumored for a while, and it finally became official near the end of June.

Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps and Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: White Dog Squad for the 3DS will be out on September 7.

(The Busters -> Blasters localization change seems to be to avoid copyright trouble with Ghostbusters, as was the redesign of a particular yo-kai.)

The third “version,” Moon Rabbit Team, was actually a post-launch update rather than a separate game. Since the official announcement says “a free post-launch update to the game will add additional side stories, Yo-kai, bosses and missions,” it sounds like that will also be localized.

Unlike the main series, these are action spin-offs where you fight yo-kai in a beat ’em up combat style, either alone or with friends. It’s basically the Blasters mini-game expanded into a full game with new features.

With Blasters on the way in September, everyone is wondering what this means for the rest of the series. Personally, I think Yo-Kai Watch 3 is coming next. If they were only going to localize one more 3DS title, why would they pick the spin-off?

I think they’ll localize Yo-Kai Watch 3 soon and then follow that with 4 (which looks fantastic so far). And since Yo-Kai Watch 4 isn’t even out in Japan yet, maybe we’ll start to catch up!

Speaking of catching up, I need to play Yo-Kai Watch 2…

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