Yo-Kai Watch 4 Nintendo Switch Game Revealed in Video
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Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine revealed the Yōkai Watch 4 game for Nintendo Switch on Saturday in a video. The video features the original franchise protagonist Keita, Yo-kai Watch Shadowside: Oni-ō no Fukkatsu film protagonist and Keita's daughter Natsume, and the upcoming protagonist of the Eiga Yōkai Watch: Forever Friends film Shin. The video teases that the doors will open to these three worlds with the "Yo-kai Arks," the key-shaped items shown in the video.
Level 5 had opened a website earlier this month, stating that it will reveal its "Yōkai Watch 5th Anniversary Commemorative Title" during a livestream event on YouTube on June 27. The visuals for the announcement both feature two Yo-kai holding smartphones.
Level 5 announced the Yōkai Watch franchise in 2011 with a game, manga, and anime already planned. The first game launched in July 2013 and the first anime launched in January 2014. The franchise is Level 5's third cross-media project after Inazuma Eleven and Little Battlers eXperience.
Yōkai Watch 3 launched for Nintendo 3DS in two versions — Yōkai Watch 3: Sushi and Yōkai Watch 3: Tempura — in July 2016. The company later released a Yōkai Watch 3: Sukiyaki version in December 2016.
The latest television anime in the franchise, Yo-kai Watch: Shadowside, premiered in Japan in April. The fifth and latest film in the franchise, Eiga Yōkai Watch: Forever Friends, will open in Japan on December 14.