The Yo-kai Watch franchise has been a major hit in Japan, and the first entry was successful enough in America to warrant the localization of Yo-kai Watch 2‘s two separate entries, Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls. Nintendo provided a fair bit of information on these entries during today’s Nintendo Direct, showing off the game’s setting, mechanics, and some version-exclusive Yo-kai.
You’ll be traveling into the past in these games and choosing sides in an ancient war between powerful Yo-kai factions, but you’ll also get a new Yo-kai Watch out of it that comes with brand new powers. The watch can now be used to fill up an enemy Yo-kai’s gauge, granting you bonuses like more damage against them or a better chance to befriend the creature. On the other hand, your Yo-kai partners can also be affected by the new watch, as once enough of them are powered up you can unleash a mighty “M Skill” against your foes.
Also on display was two specific Yo-kai that are exclusive to one version of the game: Arachnus, leader of the Bony Spirits faction, and Toadal Dude, leader of the Fleshy Souls. There are other exclusive Yo-kai, of course, and you can trade monsters between the versions to catch ’em a…er, collect ’em all? Sorry, I don’t know what this series’ catchphrase for this sort of thing is. But either way, for a limited time each version will also come with a special, physical medal that unlocks a unique move for Jibanyan.
Both versions of Yo-kai Watch 2 will launch on September 30th, and a demo will be available sometime in the middle of the month. Are you looking forward to these games? Which faction will you choose to side with? Let us know in the comments!
Source: Nintendo Direct