Nintendo of America announced earlier today that ‘Yo-kai Watch 2’ will become available for the Nintendo 3DS on September 30, 2016. Promising 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 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 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).
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.