Yo-Kai Watch 2

With all the good press and attention that the Pokémon franchise has been getting lately, it's easy to forget that Yo-Kai Watch is due to receive its sequel later this month. The Yo-Kai Watch series has always felt like second fiddle to Pokémon, but the original 3DS release was really quite good. It may not seem like Yo-Kai Watch will ever quite reach Pokémon levels of popularity, but that doesn't mean that this franchise will forever live in the shadow of its competitor.

For those of you who are interested, the pre-load of Yo-Kai Watch 2 can now be downloaded off of the eShop in North America. Either version costs as much as a typical retail 3DS game; Bony Spirits takes up 14,459 Blocks, while Fleshy Souls will be 14,457 Blocks. Whichever version you choose, it unlocks at midnight on the 30th.

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