Yo-Kai Watch 1 Switch HD Remaster Announced in Japan

Level-5 announced Yo-Kai Watch 1 For Nintendo Switch, a remaster of the first 3DS released Yo-Kai Watch game.

Level-5 announced today Yo-Kai Watch 1 For Nintendo Switch, an HD remaster of the first Yo-Kai Watch. Yo-Kai Watch 1 For Nintendo Switch will launch on October 10 in Japan. Both the digital and the physical versions will be priced at 4980 yen plus tax.

Level-5 also opened up a website for Yo-Kai Watch 1 For Nintendo Switch, showing some screenshots. Yo-Kai Watch 1 first released in 2013 on Nintendo 3DS.

Yo-Kai Watch is a series which steadily improved with each episode. So Yo-Kai Watch 1 is technically one of the worst games in the series, but it’s still a good game nevertheless, and this remaster will definitely sell. I wouldn’t be surprised either if Level-5 will bring up other Switch HD Remasters like these. A Dragon Quest IX Switch remake was recently teased as well.

Level-5 actually teased Yo-Kai Watch 1 For Nintendo Switch in early July in one of the videos of Level-5’s Virtual YouTuber. I didn’t really have the time to cover it back then, and to be honest I can’t say I’m a huge Yo-kai Watch fan is the first place so I ended up letting it slip by. It’s a shame I’ve never really been in the series as Yo-Kai Watch 4 looks particularly good, and is actually pretty good from what I’ve heard from online friends.

Yo-Kai Watch 4 is out now in Japan on Switch. A western localization was announced early July at Anime Expo 2019. Yo-Kai Watch 1 For Nintendo Switch will probably come west at some point as well.

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