Here in North America, it was only just recently revealed that we'll be receiving not one, but two versions of the sequel to Yo-kai Watch through Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits & Fleshy Souls. Featuring time travel and over one hundred new Yo-kai, these look like they'll expand on the original in a satisfying way, though they're already old news over in Japan, which is due to get Yo-kai Watch 3 soon.
Level-5 revealed a few new details about the upcoming third game that are sure to get fans talking. For one, players will be able to create their own Jibanyan (the "Pikachu" of Yo-kai Watch) and adjust things like appearance and tribe to make it much more personal. Also, a new Zombie mode will be making its way in to replace Oni Hour, where players must survive a night battling against zombified versions of various Yo-kai. Most importantly, the newest game will be taking place partly in the US, so the developers have included a not-so-subtle reference to the X-files. Two partners, named Rounder and Squarely, will be routinely investigating the paranormal events that the Yo-kai create, recording them in "Y-files".
Obviously, it'll be quite a while before the west receives Yo-kai Watch 3 (2 hasn't even been announced for Europe yet), but it's interesting to see the changes and new features the developer will be adding to the new instalment.
What do you think? Do these new features seem interesting? When do you think Europe will receive Yo-kai Watch 2? Drop us a comment in the section below.
I decided to try the first game and was surprised at how charming it was (Was sort of expecting something close of a carbon copy of pokemon, but thankfully I was mistaken).
Can't wait to play the second entries, as it seems they removed or fixed the annoying stuff of the first one.
What about Nyanpachi? I'm interested in him being included, as Nyanpachi was my favorite miniseries in the anime by far.
Interesting indeed. I'll be keeping an eye out for further Yo-Kai Watch 3 news. As it stands, I'm also still looking forward to reading more about the localization of Yo-Kai Watch 2.
The zombified Yo-Kai on the far right looks like a perfect marriage between the Redeads from Ocarina of Time and Wind Waker.
Also, Zombie Jinmenken will be in my nightmares. Creeeepy.
Hey guys... something crazy has happened, it's been a whole day without an NX or Zelda article.
Those Zombie Yokai look too creepy to be very likeable
I want a zombie Jibanyan medal! It's so cute!
I like everything about Yo Kai Watch, but my lord... I despise the combat system. I wish it had more of a traditional RPG feel. I don't have a problem with unique combat, heck I absolutely love Earthbound's combat. My favorite Yo Kai is probably either Walkappa or Dimmy.
@Popplio Check the battle trailer for Yokai Watch 3, they're completely redoing the battle system.
...Is that zombie Yo-Kai on the right supposed to be Wiglin?
@Popplio I thought the combat system was... interesting. It definitely beats Pokemon's, though. I'm so sick of just selecting the same attacks on menus.
...What the heck? The green zombie looks like a ReDead from The Legend of Zelda! Are Japanese zombies always the same, or something...?
@Trinexx You're right!
@MitchVogel I personally love Pokemon's combat. It's iconic and easy to remember. In the boss fight with Sproink (I think... It's the pig in the hot tub), I lost due to the Yo Kai not getting their soultamite in time. It made me delete the game and head back to Pokemon.
People compare it with Xenoblade's combat, which I do agree, but something about Xenoblade feels right.
Slightly off-topic but the TV series seemed to abruptly end on Saturday in the UK. On Sunday Cartoon Network switched to episode 1 and my series link stopped picking up episodes.
Y-files... Zombies... I know the new YW is based on the USA, but it seems like the devellopers only watched american TV series for study the country XD
@Seacliff Thanks for the tip, I just checked the trailer and that seems more like a real battle system based on formations!
Can't wait to try it out even if we still miss a release date for the second game here in Europe.
Yikes these aren't cute at all 😱
Yea lets get Yo-Kai Watch 2 first then worry about 3...
Yokai-Watch just keeps getting weirder and weirder. Not bad, of course, but I don't think it will attract many new buyers in the West anytime soon...
The green zombie looks a lot like a Toon ReDead.
That zombie mode...
@LegendOfPokemon But the west loves zombies
Well Yokai Watch has been a breath of fresh air for me and since they fixed the randomness of the making friends with the yokai in the next games its gonna be even better.
@NyanyeWest The west used to love X-Files as well.
@westman98 The comeback series a few months ago did pretty well so I think it still has its fans
@Popplio lol the combat is one of my favorite parts of the game
i hope we get this one too lol the zombies look so cool
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