Yo-Kai Watch 2 Launches in the US on Sept. 30th

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    The Yo-kai phenomenon continues in 2016. The U.S. has seen the launches of the YO-KAI WATCH video game for Nintendo 3DS, a line of Hasbro toys and games, a top-rated animated series that airs on Disney XD and the mobile game sensation YO-KAI WATCH Wibble Wobble all in the last six months. The world of Yo-kai continues to grow as new video games, toys and shows make their way stateside this year.

    All things Yo-kai continue on Sept. 30 when YO-KAI WATCH 2 launches in the U.S. exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Already a huge hit in Japan, the sequel to the first smash hit, which is once again developed by LEVEL-5, offers the same deep RPG gameplay and wacky adventures as the first game. The new adventure also offers many new areas to explore outside of Springdale, more than 100 new Yo-kai, a new-and-improved in-game Yo-kai Watch and even the ability to travel back in time! YO-KAI WATCH 2 will also launch with two versions, YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls, each featuring rare Yo-kai that can only be found in their respective games.

    To expand the Yo-kai brand, Hasbro will add new items to its YO-KAI WATCH line this fall. New toys include the YO-KAI WATCH MODEL ZERO, designed to look like the watch worn by Nate in Season 2 of the animated series. The watch includes YO-MOTION TECHNOLOGY that brings Yo-kai characters to life in a new way. Fans can insert a YO-MOTION YO-KAI MEDAL into the watch and see a projected animation of that character. Hasbro will also release a new series of collectible YO-MOTION YO-KAI MEDALS, which are compatible with the new watch, as well as custom YO-KAI WATCH accessories, large plush toys and electronic figures. Additionally, fans will be able to collect and trade their favorite YO-KAI WATCHcharacters in a new way with the YO-KAI WATCH Trading Card Game.

    Disney XD has acquired a second season of the YO-KAI WATCH animated TV show, which will premiere this summer. This season, join Nate, Whisper and Jibanyan as they get the new Yo-kai Watch Model Zero. But just because he has a new watch, that doesn’t mean Nate’s life will get any easier. Season 2 has more Yo-kai, more miniseries, more episodes and, most importantly, more laughs! Tune in to see how a new cast of Yo-kai interrupts Nate’s normal life in unexpected and hilarious ways. Fans who missed the first season can catch up before the second season starts by picking up the DVD of YO-KAI WATCH – Season 1 in stores late 2016 or by streaming the show on Netflix now. Fans can also catch the YO-KAI WATCH manga series from VIZ Media (Volume 5 debuts this month).

    Finally, all of your favorite Yo-kai have wobbled into a hit mobile app called YO-KAI WATCH Wibble Wobble. This Top Ten app on the iTunes store brings the fun of Yo-kai characters into smart devices with a puzzle-game twist. With new events coming monthly, this game will continue to grow bigger and better.

    The original YO-KAI WATCH video game introduced people in the U.S. to the mysterious Yo-kai. In Japan, these invisible beings – not ghosts or spirits… just Yo-kai! – are steeped in folklore and based on common concerns that everyday citizens have. If a child misplaces homework or an adult can’t stop babbling at a work meeting, for instance, it’s probably the work of a troublesome Yo-kai.

    :arrow:Yo-Kai Watch 2 Official Site
     


  2. BurningDesire

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    *Still has to play the first one* I'll definitely pick this up!
     
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    I can't wait to review this one :tpi:
     
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    It feels like the first one just came out.
     
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    it did here in Germany and EU i think xD
     
  6. dimmidice

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    woohoo, that's great news! the second one has a lot of improvements over the first i hear :D
     
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    there is another game coming that same day
    is a a good idea to go up against "that" game
     
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    Which game is that?
     
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    ffxv
     
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    that would be FFXV
     
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    I guess this is related to their cross promotion?
     
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    lol get money bitch.

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    The first one sucked, my 3 year old daughter loves the series though, still waiting for them to release more than the first 24 episodes.
     
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    I loved the first YW game, I put two 60+ hour runs into it. Fantastic news the sequel is getting localised!

    I heard you can trade Yo-Kai in the the second game, S rank team before the first chapter, anyone? :D
     
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    There is a "phenomenon"? I guess I wouldn't know since I didn't play the first one or watch TV. Shit, I remember just a few months ago, Nintendo seemed to be shilling the first one pretty hard.
     
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    Awesome. I liked the first one, felt like a quest driven, episodic ghost pokemon game. The only thing that really got my nerves was the recruitment system. It seemed like total malarky whether a yo-kai would join you or not. I would feed the one I wanted with their favorite treat, and the yo-kai next to it would want to join me. Very odd. I hope the second one has a better map system too. I found myself consulting online maps to find streets or alleyways.
     
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    So Yo-Kai is popular!? I've seen nobody around me interested in it at all.
     
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    Do traded Yokaimons evolve? :tpi:
     
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    i was hoping Yokai Watch would die out. Oh well, might as well be an excuse to actually try it out
     
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    Surprised as the first one did not sell that well in the west. Still always good news! I was also worried this would remain in japan forever.