Wednesday, April 08, 2015

This Yokai Watch Busters trailer almost makes up for Fantasy Life 2 being a (barf) mobile title

In case you haven't already heard, during the Level-5 Vision 2015 event held in Japan a couple of days ago, the company that brought the world the Professor Layton series and a bunch of other intriguing games announced that the sequel to one of my favorite 3DS titles so far, Fantasy Life, is going to be released for ... Android and iOS.

Cue the "sad trombone" sound effect, right?

Thankfully, Level-5 also showed off a couple of games that actually will see the light of day on the 3DS. One of them is a spin-off of the company's super-popular Yokai Watch series that'll be called Yokai Watch Busters.

When Yokai Watch Busters was first revealed about a month ago, I responded to the news with a yawn. That was far from how I reacted to the game's initial trailer, though, which can be viewed above.

Since we now know that at least one of the three mainline Yokai Watch titles currently available in Japan will making its way across the pond to Europe and North America (with Nintendo's assistance, it seems) next year, I hope Yokai Watch Busters also will make the trek to our shores at some point.

What do all of you think about the news regarding Fantasy Life 2Yokai Watch's Western release, Yokai Watch Busters, or even Snack World and Layton 7? As always, share your thoughts in the comments section below.



Justin Difazzio said...

Baffled would be an understatement. I can't figure out how fans of the original games could have sent the message that THIS is what we wanted. I'll admit, Professor Layton seems fairly well-suited to mobile play, not that I'm happy to see that particular transition. But FANTASY LIFE?! That just makes NO sense to me. Oh well...I guess they just don't want our money. said...

I actually can see why they'd put a Fantasy Life game on mobile, Justin, but what I can't quite see is why they wouldn't put another one on 3DS, too. I mean, the game did pretty darn well in Japan, and I'm guessing it did "well enough" in Europe and North America, so why not give folks a sequel and put a spin-off or something on mobile? Sigh.

As for Layton moving to mobile, I lost interest in that series long ago, sadly, so it doesn't hurt me at all that we won't be seeing any more sequels on the 3DS.

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TheGameroomBlitz said...

There's a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man boss? Wow, this game is really wearing its inspirations on its sleeve. said...

Exactly. I can't say I mind, though, as I've always loved Ghostbusters (the original, of course).