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Yo-kai Watch 2 Game Gets 3rd Version on December 13

posted on by Egan Loo
Shinuchi for 3DS add movie tie-in, exclusive bonus yo-kai, new quests, new enemies

The November issue of Shogakukan's Monthly CoroCoro Comic magazine is announcing on Wednesday that Level-5 will release a new version of its Yo-kai Watch 2 game project for Nintendo 3DS on December 13. Yo-kai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner) will feature a story tie-in to this December's movie, Yo-kai Watch: Tanjō no Himitsu da Nyan! (Yo-kai Watch: The Movie: It's the Secret of Birth, Meow!) It will include an exclusive bonus yo-kai (supernatural creatures): Jibakoma with an ultra-rare Z Medal (Buchinyan Medal) in the packaged retail edition, or Masked Nyaan in the download edition.

Yo-kai Watch 2: Shinuchi will also include four new elements:

  • Discover the new Nyan yo-kai Dark Nyan
  • Make friends with the five worst top-level kaima
  • Play new exclusive quests
  • Ultra powerful enemeies appear in Yo-kai Watch Busters

Players can transfer data from the previous two versions (Ganso and Honke). The new version will cost 4,968 yen (about US$46).

The story of the games and anime begins when Kēta discovers an old capsule toy vending machine in the forest. Kēta receives a mysterious watch and meets a ghost named Whisper. Whisper tells Kēta 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, Kēta explores his town for other yo-kai to battle or befriend.

Game developer Level-5 announced the Yo-kai Watch franchise in 2011 with a game, manga, and anime already planned. The franchise's first game for the Nintendo 3DS debuted in Japan last year, and the television anime premiered this past January. The manga has three volumes that have sold 1.5 million copies. The game sequel project Yo-kai Watch 2 debuted with Ganso and Honke versions this past July.

Dentsu Entertainment USA is offering the anime to broadcast and merchandising partners in the Americas.

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