News Yōkai Watch 2 3DS Games Previewed in Videos
posted on 2014-06-23 15:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
The town, battles, and yōkai (supernatural Japanese entities) have all been upgraded, and the game's playable area has expanded. Yōkai Watch 2 "finally" introduces new yōkai such as Hitotsu-me Kozō (One-Eyed Monk Disciple) and Mito-Men (Seal Men).
Yōkai Watch 2 will reveal the secret origin of the mysterious Yōkai Watch that gave the franchise its name. Keita and company will travel back in time to Sakura New Town in the Showa era, thanks to the power of a mysterious yōkai. The keys to the story will be Keizō, a boy from the past who looks like Keita, and Dekanyan, a cat yōkai with an amazing secret.
Yōkai Watch 2 will have new events such as climbing the school flagpole to better find yōkai, and bicycle races. If players have already gone through the first Yōkai Watch game, they can make friends with special yōkai in Yōkai Watch 2.
Yōkai Watch 2 will ship for the Nintendo 3DS in two versions on July 10. Limited edition of Yōkai Watch 2: Ganso (Founder) will be the only way to obtain the ultra rare silver "Jibanyan Medal Nyaiiin" Z Medal, while the limited-edition Yōkai Watch 2: Honke (Head) will be the only way to obtain the ultra rare "Jibanyan Medal Komanyachi" Z Medal.
The story of the first game began when Keita discovers an old capsule toy vending machine in the forest. Keita receives a mysterious watch and meets a ghost butler named Whisper. Whisper tells Keita that the watch allows him to see supernatural creatures — both good and evil — that he could not see before in everyday life. With Whisper and his other companion Jibanyan, Keita explores his town for other ghosts to battle.
Level-5 announced the Yokai Watch franchise in 2011 with a game, manga, and anime already planned. The first game for the Nintendo 3DS was released in Japan last July. The television anime then premiered in January and has since regularly ranked within the top ten highest-rated anime in Japan.