Yo-kai Watch 1 for Nintendo Switch (JP) is an upcoming remaster of Yo-kai Watch for the Nintendo 3DS which is set to launch on October 10, 2019 in Japan with a launch price of 4,980 Yen on the Nintendo Switch.
On July 29, 2019, the official Level-5 Twitter account made a tweet announcing the game and it's release date (October 10, 2019), along with the tweet was a link to a section on the official Yo-kai Watch Japanese website detailing more details about the game.
Later on August 7, 2019, the official Level-5 YouTube account uploaded a video titled "【PV】『妖怪ウォッチ1 for Nintendo Switch』PV1" (which translates to [PV] “Youkai Watch 1 for Nintendo Switch” PV1), the video featured the Japanese voice of Nathan "Nate" Adams talking about the game, the video was reposted as a tweet on the official Level-5 Twitter account 3 days later on August 10, 2019.
Differences from Yo-kai Watch (2013)
- The game features enhanced graphics.
- If a Nintendo Switch owns both Yo-kai Watch 1 for Nintendo Switch and Yo-kai Watch 4, somehow the player will unlock Yōmakai Gichō Ikakamone Sōkamone (or Chairman McKraken in English), the final boss of Yo-kai Watch as a Yo-kai to use in battle in Yo-kai Watch 4.
- The game allows the player to scan in Yōkai Āku's (or Yo-kai Ark in English) to unlock unknown rewards.
- Rare medals have been changed from being golden to normal silver with a capital r in the top right corner and legendary Yo-kai now have the golden medals.