Level-5 Releases New Trailer for Yo-Kai Watch 1 for Nintendo Switch

The first title in the monster befriending series comes to Nintendo Switch this fall.

Level-5 has released a new trailer for Yo-Kai Watch 1 for Nintendo Switch, a port of the first game in the Yo-Kai Watch series.

It is unknown if there will be any core gameplay changes or exclusive content in the port, but we do know that it will have enhanced HD graphics. Y

o-Kai Watch 1 for Nintendo Switch also works with Yo-kai Arc and DX Yo-Seiken toys, similar to the most recently released Yo-Kai Watch 4: We're Looking Up At The Same Sky. 

Previously, the Yo-Kai Watch series utilized the camera on the Nintendo 3DS to scan QR codes found on the back of Yo-Kai Watch medal toys and through various other means.

It is currently unknown if Yo-Kai Watch 1 for Nintendo Switch will see release outside of Japan, but since the western localization for Yo-Kai Watch 4 was announced recently, it's definitely possible. Yo-Kai Watch 3 was a combined version of all three Japanese versions of the third game in the main series.

Yo-Kai Watch 1 for Nintendo Switch launches in Japan on October 10, 2019. Players who purchase the game will also receive a code to befriend McKraken, the final boss of Yo-Kai Watch, in Yo-Kai Watch 4.


Writer pursuing a career in Games & Entertainment media. Specialties include coverage of non-Pokémon monster taming RPGs, event coverage, indie game coverage, and coverage of various Japanese games.

Published Aug. 9th 2019

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