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zeromcd73
(08-19-2014, 09:47 AM)
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http://www.zakzak.co.jp/economy/ecn-...1528003-n3.htm

Hino, president of level-5, says that Youkai Watch is being planned to be released in the west next year. They already have a toy company ready to support the series and think that the success of the series is guaranteed.

「妖怪ウォッチ」も、先輩格に続いての海外市場進出を視野に入れている。

「来年を目途に世界展開する予定。日本らしいファンタジーとしての魅力があると考えている。すでに海外の玩具メーカーなどから『絶対に成功する』とのお墨付きも 得ている」と日野氏。

"In regards too foreign markets, we have been taking a look at it in regards to Yokai Watch. We are in development planning to release it sometime next year. We think it has a big appeal as a very Japanese-ish fantasy story. We already have support from a foreign toy maker company saying that it will be a definite success."
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Orgen
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(08-19-2014, 09:49 AM)
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At least confirmed!

I'll jump with the second entry in 2016 :D
Dr Amazon MD
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(08-19-2014, 09:49 AM)
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YES! Best news I've heard all day!
Eolz
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(08-19-2014, 09:49 AM)
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Awesome! But will it be 1, 2 or 3? :p
upandaway
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(08-19-2014, 09:50 AM)
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Finally geez. What are the chances of them releasing 1&2 on one cart?
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(08-19-2014, 09:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Eolz

Awesome! But will it be 1, 2 or 3? :p

I wonder about that too.
Mihael Mello Keehl
(08-19-2014, 09:50 AM)
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Finally will be able to try this game.. Great news :)
FireSol
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(08-19-2014, 09:50 AM)
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By west they mean US only or EU can hope?
RalchAC
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(08-19-2014, 09:50 AM)
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Those are some really nice news. Would Nintendo or Namco be the publisher? Have they a contract ready for the anime series (distributor + TV channels) in the most important territories? It'd be really interesting to see if it can emulate Pokemon success in the West as it did in Japan.
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(08-19-2014, 09:51 AM)
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Woo! Some good news!
Zalman
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(08-19-2014, 09:51 AM)
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Pretty cool. I would like to give this a shot to see what all the fuss is about.
L~A
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(08-19-2014, 09:52 AM)
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It would be nice to point out where exactly in the interview Akihiro Hino says all that, and actually translate the excerpt. Thanks :)
kuroneko0509
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(08-19-2014, 09:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by FireSol

By west they mean US only or EU can hope?

knowing Level-5, pretty sure he refers to EU only like *cough*Inazuma Eleven*cough* many years ago... just kidding :p
chrono01
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(08-19-2014, 09:53 AM)
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OMG YES!!



This is incredible news. This is one title I was really hoping would be localized for NA, so I'm glad to see it officially confirmed. Of course, given its popularity, they'd be insane not to bring it over, but still...

I'll definitely pre-order/purchase this immediately.
ShogunDarius
(08-19-2014, 09:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by zeromcd73

http://www.zakzak.co.jp/economy/ecn-...1528003-n3.htm

Hino, president of level-5, says that Youkai Watch is being planned to be released in the west next year. They already have a toy company ready to support the series and think that the success of the series is guaranteed.

wonder what this means for the final 2 inazuma games?
upandaway
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(08-19-2014, 09:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by FireSol

By west they mean US only or EU can hope?

It's Level-5, they usually give EU a lot of support.
NamikazeBurst
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(08-19-2014, 09:53 AM)
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1 + 2 double pack would probably make a ton of people who are on the fence buy it. But this isn't going to happen, it will be 1 next year, and we will always be 2 behind Japan (if it is successful in the West).

On the other hand, this makes me happy! I will likely buy it day one.
cw_sasuke
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(08-19-2014, 09:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by FireSol

By west they mean US only or EU can hope?

Probably published by Nintendo like Layton before or Fantasy Life next month - so yeah US and Europe.
Mauricio_Magus
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(08-19-2014, 09:55 AM)
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That's some good news.
Skele7on
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(08-19-2014, 09:55 AM)
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Thank you !! OMG best start to a morning ever
ZeroX03
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(08-19-2014, 09:55 AM)
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I'm in to see what the fuss is about. Usually a sucker for these sorts of things.
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(08-19-2014, 09:56 AM)
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Sweeet, been interested since it exploded in popularity in Japan.
Hoping it's Yokai Watch 2 since I've heard that you don't really need to play the first but they will surely start with the first game anyway. For numbering reasons that may be for the best.
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(08-19-2014, 09:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by L~A

It would be nice to point out where exactly in the interview Akihiro Hino says all that, and actually translate the excerpt. Thanks :)

This part? (page 3)

「来年を目途に世界展開する予定。日本らしいファンタジーとしての魅力があると考えている。すでに海外の玩具メーカーなどから『絶対に成功する』とのお墨付きも 得ている」と日野氏。

OrbitalBeard
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(08-19-2014, 09:57 AM)
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Awesome news.

I wonder if they will release the first game or just jump to the sequel? I'm hoping we get both.
zeromcd73
(08-19-2014, 09:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by L~A

It would be nice to point out where exactly in the interview Akihiro Hino says all that, and actually translate the excerpt. Thanks :)

「妖怪ウォッチ」も、先輩格に続いての海外市場進出を視野に入れている。

「来年を目途に世界展開する予定。日本らしいファンタジーとしての魅力があると考えている。すでに海外の玩具メーカーなどから『絶対に成功する』とのお墨付きも 得ている」と日野氏。

"In regards too foreign markets, we have been taking a look at it in regards to Yokai Watch. We are in development planning to release it sometime next year. We think it has a big appeal as a very Japanese-ish fantasy story. We already have support from a foreign toy maker company saying that it will be a definite success."
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(08-19-2014, 10:00 AM)
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Yokay, then! That'll fill up their coffers. Wonder who's publishing it.
L~A
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(08-19-2014, 10:01 AM)
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^

Hopefully/Probably Nintendo. Their collaborations with Level-5 have all been successful so that'd be the most logical choice.

Originally Posted by zeromcd73

"In regards too foreign markets, we have been taking a look at it in regards to Yokai Watch. We think it has a big appeal as a very Japanese-ish fantasy story. We already have support from a foreign toy maker company saying that it will be a definite success."

Cheers!

Though I wouldn't take that as an actual announcement, this is definitely great news. Hopefully they'll be able to go all the way through!

I can't wait.
cw_sasuke
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(08-19-2014, 10:01 AM)
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I think we will get the 2nd game, because they retell the story of the first game at the beginning of it and they made a bunch of improvements to the game - being 2 games behind like with Inazuma 11 isnt a good thing at the end of a sytem life cycle. Hope they go for YW 2.
L~A
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(08-19-2014, 10:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by cw_sasuke

I think we will get the 2nd game, because they retell the story of the first game at the beginning of it and they made a bunch of improvements to the game - being 2 games behind like with Inazuma 11 isnt a good thing at the end of a sytem life cycle. Hope they go for YW 2.

They're not gonna skip the first one (they didn't do it for IE, why should YW be any different?), and neither should they.
zeromcd73
(08-19-2014, 10:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by L~A

^

Hopefully/Probably Nintendo. Their collaborations with Level-5 have all been successful so that'd be the most logical choice.



Cheers!

Though I wouldn't take that as an actual announcement, this is definitely great news. Hopefully they'll be able to go all the way through!

I can't wait.

It's just an interview and not an official announcement, so things could certainly fall through. I also added a bit more after you quoted me since I forgot a bit >.>
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(08-19-2014, 10:03 AM)
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I don't like the guaranteed part but I feel I could enjoy getting into the games of this series

I need a 3DS Player for my WiiU Nintendo
PotionBleue
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(08-19-2014, 10:04 AM)
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Any guess on what the toy company is?
KainXVIII
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(08-19-2014, 10:04 AM)
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Cool (but what about DQ7 localization? =( )
Hours Left
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(08-19-2014, 10:05 AM)
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:D

But which one? And next year???

D:
cw_sasuke
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(08-19-2014, 10:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by L~A

They're not gonna skip the first one (they didn't do it for IE, why should YW be any different?), and neither should they.

Well they didnt retold the story of the first in IE 2 and the first IE game is a longer game then YW1 - we will see, but i think they should release the most recent versions of the game if possible, especially if its the better game.

In many ways L5 has developed YW2 as a "first experience" to the Yokai Watch lore/world so them skipping the first experimental game wouldnt be that shocking to me. We will see.
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L~A
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(08-19-2014, 10:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by PotionBleue

Any guess on what the toy company is?

Probably Bandai, they're already taking care of the toys part in Japan.
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(08-19-2014, 10:08 AM)
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the 3ds's us library in 2015-2016 will be long-held off localizations, bravely second, majora's mask 3d, and codename steam. wouldn't be surprised if dragon quest vii was thrown into the mix for next year.

i hope there are more though. lots of stuff got stuck in japan. like a lot. like for reals.
Zulithe
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(08-19-2014, 10:10 AM)
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I'll take late over never. Can't wait.
zeromcd73
(08-19-2014, 10:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by L~A

Probably Bandai, they're already taking care of the toys part in Japan.

Hino said foreign toy maker in the interview, though.
Gloam
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(08-19-2014, 10:11 AM)
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Woo-hoo, excited for this one! Wonder if it can take off in the West given the subject matter.
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(08-19-2014, 10:12 AM)
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I bet Yokai Watch 3 comes out in Japan before YW1 comes out in the west.

I recently beat YW2 and it is an amazing game. I am still trying to make sense of the huge amount of post-game content. It is certainly something to look out for.
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(08-19-2014, 10:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Forkball

It is certainly something to look out for.

You might say that it's something to "watch" out for.

...

*hangs head down in shame*

I'll leave now.
Edge_Maverick
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(08-19-2014, 10:13 AM)
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Yeeeees!!! I'm so happy to hear this :)
ekim
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(08-19-2014, 10:15 AM)
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Is this the game that sold like hotcakes when it released in JP? Is there a appendant tv series and if yes, will this also come to the west?
ohlawd
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(08-19-2014, 10:16 AM)
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it's probably the first one

I'd rather get the second since impressions make it sound like it's an improvement over the first in every aspect

will buy both.
chrono01
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(08-19-2014, 10:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by ekim

Is this the game that sold like hotcakes when it released in JP? Is there a appendant tv series and if yes, will this also come to the west?

There's an anime series, although no confirmation as to whether we'll get that too.

As for the first question, yes. This is the title that forced many Japanese gamers to line up resulting is some incredibly long lines which, in-turn, sold many...many copies. Here's hoping they get the same success here.
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(08-19-2014, 10:18 AM)
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Good news. I want to play this pretty bad.
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(08-19-2014, 10:19 AM)
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Ha, nice. Very much looking forward to this!

It's going to be interesting to see if it catches on in the west, given that it's steeped in Japanese folklore and culture.
kubus
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(08-19-2014, 10:19 AM)
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WHAT
WHAT THE FUCK

You can't be making this shit up. I literally JUST finalized my order of Youkai Watch import on Nipponyasan and the very next thing I do is go from the "order confirmed" page to GAF and see this topic on the freaking top of the page.

ffffffffffffffffffffffff----
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(08-19-2014, 10:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by kubus

WHAT
WHAT THE FUCK

You can't be making this shit up. I literally JUST finalized my order of Youkai Watch import on Nipponyasan and the very next thing I do is go from the "order confirmed" page to GAF and see this topic on the freaking top of the page.

ffffffffffffffffffffffff----


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