Yo-kai Watch is the smash hit that overtook Pokémon in Japan a few years ago if anything you might recognize their furry mascot Jibanyan or ghostly butler Whisper. The games are centered in a world where mysterious creatures known as YoKai have come to inhabit the human realm and cause everyday problems like forgetting your car keys. The first game along with its anime and quite a bit of merchandise finally leapt its way across the sea to the West last year and according to Nintendo, it did better than they ever expected. Now, one year later Yo-Kai Watch 2 the game that broke into popularity in Japan is finally getting a western release this week.
So, what do you expect this game brings to the table for the sequel? Well, there are two versions this time around similar to the Pokémon games that have differing Yo-Kai and each version comes with a collectible metal. These games are titled Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits. They both include the much-desired addition of a battle system to challenge your friends with, as well as the massively popular Yo-kai Blasters mini-game. Street Pass is also a great feature being added in to help find more Yo-kai when you pass by other players. In fact, this weekend is specifically dedicated to Yo-kai and Nintendo Zones will give you passes so you can collect even more.
On the single player side of things, there are of course tons more Yo-kai to collect totaling 350 new and returning Yokai. The game is also much more expansive and includes a train system that will take you to many new locations in the Yo-kai universe. There is also the inclusion of classic Yo-kai that you have to collect by travelling into the past. There are also new types of mini games like Bike Races to find within the game to add in extra missions. The story is also an all new line focusing on the creation of the original Yo-kai Watch and giving the series a much-needed lore boost in backstory!
If you have had Yo-kai Watch one don’t forget to use your save data to unlock Komasan, Noko, or Buchinyan!