Due to the perils of localisation Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits & Fleshy Souls is only now approaching its EU release, due in the region on 7th April. Level 5 - and to a degree Nintendo - plan to give the sequel and IP an extra push with a mobile release the week before.

Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble is heading to European phones and tablets on 30th March - the free-to-start game (released last year in Japan and North America) provides a simplistic tie-in where you battle and collect Yo-Kai.

Level 5 COO Yukari Hayakawa has been quoted as saying the following.

We're super excited to bring this fully localized version of Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble to Europe and Russia -- and to be able to share the Yo-kai story with the world at large.

2017 is set to be a great year for Yo-Kai Watch for Europe and Russia, as we look forward to the launch of Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble, as well as as well as Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on April 7th. The app has already been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in Japan, and has amassed more than 10 million players worldwide to date. With such fun characters and entertaining gameplay, we're confident that the localized European version will be a big hit as well.

Are any of you Europeans eagerly awaiting the 3DS sequel, and perhaps tempted to give the mobile game a try? Let us know in the comments.

[via licensing.biz]