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Switch Exclusive Yo-Kai Watch 4 is Now Coming to PS4 Too

Level-5 announced Yo-Kai Watch is coming to PS4 for the first time ever.

September 12, 2019

Level 5 announced on the first day of Tokyo Game Show 2019 they’re porting Yo-Kai Watch 4 to PS4. The announcement was made with a trailer showing the game running on PS4:

While I haven’t imported Yo-kai Watch 4 myself, an acquaintance and fan of the series told me it’s the best Yo-Kai Watch game yet. The battle system, which changed into 3D action battle, is particularly well done as well.

Sadly, the initial release week sales of Yo-Kai Watch 4 in Japan was among the smallest launch for the series. It’s a bit tragic Level-5 improved the series so much but ended up plagued with delays, and in my opinion, milked it too much, making it less and less popular. Yo-Kai Watch was actually more popular than Pokemon in Japan in the early 2010’s.

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Perhaps Level-5 decided on this PS4 port to give the game a bigger chance. While Level-5 certainly decided on this port long ago, I’d guess it wasn’t decided right from the start of development, seeing Level-5 usually always released Yo-Kai Watch on Nintendo handhelds.

Yo-Kai Watch 4 released on Switch on June 2019 in Japan. The game was announced in the west but has no release date.

The first Yo-Kai Watch game is also getting an HD remaster on Switch. Level-5’s President Akihiro Hino also spoke about some upcoming projects in an interview, including a new unannounced Ni No Kuni game.

Tokyo Game Show 2019 is happening right now, from September 12 to 15. You can check out our schedule with time conversions here.

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Iyane Agossah
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Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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