It’s been just over two years since Level-5 and co-developer NHN PlayArt launched the deceptively enjoyable matching game Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble (Free) on the App Store, and unfortunately that’s just about the end of the line for this one. Level-5 have announced that they’ll be shutting down Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble on May 31st. As our world of video games becomes more and more about “games as a service" these types of scenarios are bound to happen. For its part, the popularity of the game itself didn’t seem to be a problem, as Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble has a pretty dedicated fan base, but I think this is a case of the monetization not being aggressive enough to earn enough money to keep things going.
As you may recall, we really enjoyed Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble in our review as it used a surprisingly strategic matching mechanic and featured a couple of hundred or so characters to collect. Unfortunately, a game just being a good game isn’t quite enough sometimes. If you are a Yo-Kai Watch fan who somehow hasn’t checked out Wibble Wobble before, you can still download the game for free but all IAP has been disabled. You’ll still have a couple of months to play it before it goes bye-bye for good. If you’re a current player that’s already been enjoying the game for the past couple of years, well, my heart goes out to you. Nothing sucks worse than losing the ability to play a game you love.