The latest issue of CoroCoro Comic has revealed that Yo-Kai Watch 4, the first title in Level-5’s Yo-Kai Watch series to be on the Nintendo Switch, has been delayed to spring 2019 after originally planning to launch this winter.
The reasons for the delay are unknown. However, the fact that only off-screen gameplay footage from this year’s TGS was previously revealed and there was no official gameplay trailer released online made it likely that a delay would be announced.
All versions of the previous three mainline Yo-Kai Watch titles launched on Nintendo 3DS in Japan, while North America and Europe have now received both Yo-Kai Watch and all three versions of Yo-Kai Watch 2, with Yo-Kai Watch 3 planning to launch on February 8, 2019, in North America and winter in Europe.
It is currently unknown which versions of Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be released outside of Japan.
Yo-Kai Watch 4 will contain major gameplay changes, including human characters fighting alongside their Yo-Kai friends.
An action RPG spin-off series, Yo-Kai Watch Blasters, launched on September 7, 2018, in North America and Europe with Red Cat Corps and White Dog Squad versions, while the Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Moon Rabbit Crew update launched on September 27, 2018.
Yo-Kai Watch 4 will launch for Nintendo Switch in spring 2019 in Japan.