It’s no understatement to say that Level-5 want the next edition of Yo-Kai Watch to be a huge success in the United States as it is in Japan. US publication US Gamer recently had the chance to sit down and interview Level-5 president Akihito Hino about his feelings regarding the franchise and its lower than expected sales in North America. Hino remains optimistic and believes that Yo-Kai Watch 2 will be the game that captures the west’s heart. You can read the full extensive interview, right here.
Indeed, Hino hopes Yo-Kai Watch’s Japanese origins will ultimately be what pushes the series over the top. “The entire game is something that no one [in the U.S.] can create. It’s unique to the market, which is a big differentiation. People perceive this as a fantasy that they’ve never seen before,and we think we do have a good position for the audience to perceive a unique and attractive game series.”
As for whether it’s on the verge of becoming a sensation in the U.S., we’ll know soon enough.