Yo-Kai Watch 2 Coming to North America on September 30; Launching with Two Versions

on May 16, 2016 11:45 AM

The Japanese sensation Yo-Kai Watch came to the shores of the USA last fall to great success and a whole new fanbase, and now the game’s sequel Yo-Kai Watch 2 will officially be bringing its colorful cast of ghosts and apparitions to North America in September this year.

Nintendo announced today that the sequel Yo-Kai Watch 2 is confirmed for release in the US, with the sequel to arrive on September 30th, 2016 for 3DS. Much like Nintendo has done with the Pokemon series, Yo-Kai Watch 2 will launch in two versions – Fleshy Souls and Bony Spirits – that will allow players to collect rare Yo-Kai that are only available in each version.

Each version of Yo-Kai Watch 2 will provide various new areas to explore, while over 100 new Yo-Kai will also be added for players to collect and befriend along their journey.

In addition to the game’s launch, Nintendo also confirmed that Hasbro will extend the company’s line of toys based on the game to include new items and figures from the upcoming sequel, while a second season of the anime will debut on Disney XD this summer. The first season of the show is available to stream through Netflix now, while a home video release will come later this year.

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