Level-5’s 3DS RPG is less than two years old but already a smash success.
Level-5’s Yo-Kai Watch series has managed to sell more than 7 million copies since the first game released in mid-2013. Considering this is a series which has been confined primarily to Japan and hasn’t even reached two years in age – along with being a new IP – that’s no small feat. Sales figures encompass digital and physical sales thus far.
Yo-Kai Watch has a Pokemon-type of gameplay bent to it as the player is tasked with hunting and befriending different “yo-kai” (Japanese for “ghosts). The 3DS touchscreen is used for several purposes, including navigation of the town looking for yo-kai and battling with enemy yo-kai. Like Pokemon, legendary yo-kai exist to befriend.
Yo-Kai Watch currently has two games with the third game to be revealed during Level-5’s Vision 2015 event in April. The first game will be heading to the West but there’s currently no release date. Would you be interested in playing it? Let us know in the comments.