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Yo-Kai Watch 4’s nebulous “2018” release in Japan has been shifted to a more specific “Winter” window. More excitingly, though, we have our first look at the game in action, with a sole screenshot showing the big leap in graphical quality from 3DS to Switch. Check them out, courtesy of 4Gamer:

Not only that but we have some artwork showing the three different worlds that’ll collide in the game’s story – the original from the first three games, the newer “Shadowside” sequel universe and finally the world of the fifth movie.


The west is still playing catch-up when it comes to Yo-Kai Watch releases – Busters, which first launched in Japan way back in 2015, is finally heading overseas this September, while we’ve heard no word on Yo-Kai Watch 3. Hopefully the release schedule will start picking up so we can catch up soon!

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.