CEO of developer LEVEL-5, Akihiro Hino, has revealed that the studio is engaged on a brand new recreation within the Yo-kai Watch franchise. Hino made the announcement whereas celebrating the tenth anniversary of the franchise, displaying off his personal assortment of Yo-kai Watch-related merchandise and video games, as caught by NoisyPixel.
“We’re steadily engaged on the subsequent installment which contains the move of the collection,” reads a tough translation of Hino’s celebratory message. “There’s nonetheless a while earlier than we will make an official announcement, however keep tuned!”
The final main recreation launch within the Yo-kai Watch franchise was Yo-kai Watch 4++, which was first unveiled again in 2019. The sport, as its identify may suggest, was basically an enhanced re-release of Yo-kai Watch 4 for the PS4. Yo-kai Watch 4, additionally launched again in 2019, was initially launched as a Japan-only recreation.
Whereas the franchise hasn’t grown to the heights of recognition of Pokemon within the west, Yo-kai Watch continues to be thought-about fairly profitable in Japan.
— 日野晃博 (@AkihiroHino) July 11, 2023