Yo-Kai Watch 2, which comes in two versions - Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls - is heading to North America at the end of September. The good news is that after the first entry suffered a delay of nearly five months before arriving in PAL territories, the sequel is going to be much closer behind.
Following the outing of ratings recently Nintendo Australia & New Zealand has confirmed that the games will arrive in those countries on 15th October, just two weeks after the North American release. The first series of the TV show is viewable on Netflix, while the expanded range of toys to tie into the new games will arrive in February 2017.
Oddly that trailer was shared in a press release but is unlisted on YouTube, with a name that suggests the announcement could have been planned for E3. We've also asked Nintendo UK with regards to a European release, and will update this article once we receive a reply.
In any case the gap between regions seems to be getting closed down this time around, which seems sensible as Level-5, Nintendo and various partners try to take the franchise to another level in the West.
Don't worry Europeans, you'll get it Summer 2017
Right on time to get owned by sun and moon.
What's the difference between the 2 versions? Different Yokai like in the pokemon games?
Also hoping the third one reaches overseas, seems like they revamped the battle system to something better.
Got to get the first one. I ended up feeling bored with the Pokemon franchise after Gen 5, so this might be a good replacement.
Me and my son love Yo-kai Watch. When you get into it, it's a fantastic game!
I now actually like it more than Pokemon.
Can't wait for the second game. Though, find it strange why only New Zealand and Australia are announced for October, while those two countries received the first game at the same time as the rest of Europe earlier this year.
Funny enough, i'm interested with the people 3D rendering and the scenery. Looks fantastic if for Story of Seasons game, but the Yokai design suddenly make me oh no.... the design almost ruined my hype. The Yokai design somewhat quirker than Pokemon, which in this case i feel uncomfort to see them.
@DekersHekers I hear you can wait since the the first game is somewhat retcond in the second one. Also the sequel is supposedly much better than the original.
@Mega_Yarn_Poochy In that case, I'll import it from Australia, just like I did with the first one.
@Jeronan I believe Australia & New Zealand actually got Yo-Kai Watch in December 2015 whereas in Europe we had to wait until April 2016.
@NyanyeWest You are correct Australia got it at the beginning of December. The EU can import from Australia and the games will work.
@Nin10doh Retconned? Wait what? I still kinda want to play the first game though.
But right now I've just gotten into the Etrian Odyssey series, so that'll take a while.
Aren't UK a separate entity now? It should be part of AUS and NZ english speaking country zone.
Loved the first one. Now I'm looking forward to the new one more the Pokémon.
Europeans can just import from Australia if they desire to have the game(s) sooner.
It is unlikely that they will contain alternative language options though (I'm assuming that the Australian versions of Yo-kai Watch are the U.S. games with a Europe region-lock).
@GoldenGamer88 What store did you get it from?
@Nin10doh Ordered from Play Asia. Took a few weeks to get here, though. Luckily, I didn't have to pick it up at customs like it was the case with my japanese copy of Tales of Zestiria.
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