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Yo-Kai Watch 4 is the newest title in the Yo-Kai Watch franchise. It's due to release in Japan on Nintendo Switch June 2019.

In the game you can play as Nate, Katie, Natsume (Nate and Katie's daughter who earlier appeared in Yo-kai Watch: Shadowside), and Shin (who appeared earlier in Yo-kai Watch: Forever Friends) in three different eras. There are also stated to be other characters that can be played as.

Yo-Kai Watch 4 contains various differences from the previous games. It features an improved battle system where humans can fight alongside yo-kai and several new Tribes, amongst other changes.


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Yo-Kai Watch 4 provides examples of:

  • Art Evolution: The game features less stylized, more realistically proportioned character designs for humans.
  • The Bus Came Back: After getting shafted in the third game, Katie returns as a fully playable character, albeit not as an alternative to Nate like in the first two games.
  • Costume Evolution: Nate has switched out of his previous red jacket with an orange version of his original shirt underneath it. Now he wears an open red shirt that has a white star on its sleeve, a blue undershirt, and brown sneakers.
  • Feelies: The Japanese release of the game comes with two Arks that can be used to unlock the Triple Nyan Claw.
  • Opposites Attract: Ray O'Light (an energetic sun yo-kai) and Dridzelda (a gloomy rain yo-kai) had a daughter together.
  • Serial Escalation: The game is a grand journey that goes beyond the time and space of the world the protagonists live in. It features three different eras as well (1950s, 2010s, and 2040s).
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  • Spiritual Successor: With Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. Due to switching to a pure Action RPG approach, this game will likely be the closest Ni No Kuni 1 sequel fans will get due to its combat system, given what little of the gameplay has been seen so far.
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