Today sees the launch of Japanese phenomenon, Yo-Kai Watch in Europe. The game is coming to the 3DS and will also be getting an animated series and a toy range later in 2016.
For those new to the series, Yo-Kai watch is a role playing game in which the lead character searches around a town called Springdale for critters known as Yo-Kai. The aim is to befriend the Yo-Kai with food and defeat them in battle to gain a medal which is used to summon them for your team. Yo-Kai can be levelled up and evolved and there are rare and legendary versions that can be summoned when certain parameters are met.
Yo-Kai is huge in Japan with 3 games in the main series selling over 10 million units and spinoffs, smartphone apps, a Manga, a TV show and a movie under its belt. The games have been met with critical acclaim and have been well received by fans so it’s exciting that it has now reached European shores.
The game is available from today on the Nintendo store and other retailers and a demo is available on the Nintendo e-store if you would like to try it out.
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