Nintendo has announced that they will be releasing Yo-Kai Watch 2, the next entry in their wildly popular series, on the same day as another important game. The game will be released in two different versions a la Pokemon: Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls. Just like Pokemon, certain unique Yo-Kai will only be attainable through their respective version.
While it is a sequel, the entry shares a lot of similar gameplay elements as the original, along with over 100 new Yo-Kai to recruit, new areas to explore, and the ability to travel through time. Nintendo has also shared details on the expansion to the Hasbro toy line and the Yo-Kai Watch TV show:
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 WATCH characters 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).
Yo-Kai Watch 2 will arrive as a Nintendo 3DS exclusive in North America on September 30th. Nintendo has not shared any details about a European release. The game will be released in Japan on July 16th.