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Yo-Kai Watch 4 ++ Announced for PS4, Switch, Adds Online Co-op, New Maps and Characters

PS4 version of Yo-Kai Watch 4 includes new elements that will also be coming to Switch.

In early September, Level-5 announced they’re bringing Yo-Kai Watch 4 to PS4 following its Switch release. This is a surprising move as the Yo-Kai Watch series never ever left Nintendo handheld consoles until now.

We now got some additional details on this PS4 version of Yo-Kai Watch 4. It’s officially titled Yo-Kai Watch 4 ++, and it’ll release on December 5 in Japan. The Switch is getting it as well. If you already own Yo-Kai Watch 4 on Switch, you’ll be able to buy Yo-Kai Watch 4 ++’s content as DLC for 1500 Yen (tax excluded).

Yo-Kai Watch 4 ++ will be priced at 6,480 Yen (tax excluded) and will include new elements not found in the base game. It’ll also include a Chinese translation (both simplified and traditional Chinese).

First off, Yo-Kai Watch 4 ++ adds a coop multiplayer mode with up to four players. This can be played online or with friends nearby with their own Switches and game copy. The mode also features a brand-new boss.

Next, we’ve got some new locations to explore.

And lastly, we’ve got new characters and yokais.

First print copies of Yo-Kai Watch 4 ++ includes a badge and a DLC code to get S-Rank yokai Hyakki Hime.

The ++ part of Yo-Kai Watch 4 ++ is pronounced “pura pura”, referencing the Japanese onomatopoeia used to describe something moving eerily in the air, like a ghost.

Hopefully, this is the version of the game we’ll get from the start when it launches in the west. Yo-Kai Watch 4 was announced in the west but with no release estimate.

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.

Level-5 recently overhauled its whole development system to avoid its games getting massive delays again. One of these long-awaited games, the next Inazuma Eleven, was recently re-revealed as Inazuma Eleven Heroes Great Road, coming in Spring 2020 in Japan. It’ll also have a focus on Esports. You can read more about all that here.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07

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