New adventures await Nate and Katie when YO-KAI WATCH® 2 launches on Nintendo 3DS family systems on 7th April
2nd February, 2017 – Nate and his loyal companions, Jibanyan and Whisper, return as YO-KAI WATCH® 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH® 2: Fleshy Souls make their way to Europe and launch on Nintendo 3DS family systems on 7th April. With the first YO-KAI WATCH® game, developed by LEVEL-5 Inc., already proving to be a hit in Europe and selling faster than it did in Japan*, capturing the imaginations of children across the world, European players can look forward to its highly anticipated sequel. Prepare to travel through time and explore highly detailed environments, meet and befriend a collection of quirky and often mischievous Yo-kai, and discover the origins of the first ever Yo-kai Watch. And for the first time, players can bring their favourite Yo-kai online** to battle others in a number of modes.
One night, as Nate is fast asleep, two sinister Yo-kai peer through his bedroom window and wipe away all of his memories, as well as his Yo-kai Watch. The next day he stumbles across the Mysterious Memory Store where he’s reunited with his Yo-kai Watch, shortly followed by his hilarious Yo-kai pals, Jibanyan and Whisper, who fans will recognise from the hit TV cartoon series. Players can play as either Nate or Katie on a journey through time as they try to uncover the reasons behind the latest mysteries and disturbances in their hometown.
Each Yo-kai has its own unique personality, but they all love to create mischief, doing their best to hide from human eyes. With a little understanding, and with the right food, players can befriend mischievous Yo-kai – both old and new - as they take part in an epic adventure.
Along their journeys, players will encounter a special Yo-kai named Hovernyan, who shows them how to travel through time. Players can visit Springdale as it was 60 years ago, travel between different locations, and switch between the past and present in an instant, as they set out to discover the mysteries behind the Wicked Yo-kai. As players travel through time to uncover mysteries, they can take on over 80 exciting side quests which involve helping the local residents with their everyday problems. By helping townsfolk, players can discover new Yo-kai and receive useful rewards that will help them on their adventures.
For the first time, players can trade Yo-kai Medals online and create a team of their favourite Yo-kai to challenge faraway friends in a fully-featured multiplayer mode. Win or lose, players can earn Battle Points and use these to purchase items from the Official BP Shop that will help to power up and release imprisoned Yo-kai. This unique battle system encourages a friendly and fair multiplayer experience for players of all ages and abilities.
Each version of YO-KAI WATCH® 2 includes five exclusive and unique Yo-kai which can be traded locally and online, and whether a player joins the Bony or the Fleshy army depends on which version of YO-KAI WATCH® 2 he or she chooses. Players can participate in the Fleshy Souls and Bony Spirits rivalry by playing online, winning battles and earning points to help their chosen team emerge victorious in the weekly Bony vs Fleshy army battles.
The world of Yo-kai continues to grow as new video games, toys, and the TV series make their way throughout Europe this year too.
Join Nate and Katie alongside Yo-kai both familiar and new, and unravel mysteries when YO-KAI WATCH® 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH® 2: Fleshy Souls launch for Nintendo 3DS family systems on 7th April in Europe.
*Based on sales figures from the game’s first 38 weeks on sale in Europe and Japan.
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