Youkai Watch’s Latest Trailer Shows Town Exploration, Ghost Hunting

By Sato . June 18, 2013 . 4:20pm

After recently announcing that Youkai Watch is set to have an anime air in 2014 and a manga series this December, Level-5 also revealed the latest trailer showing off a bunch of the game’s features.



As previously reported, in Youkai Watch, you’ll be playing as either Keita Amano or Fumika Kodama, who have the ability to interact with the many Japanese folklore monsters dwelling in Sakura New Town. Above is a look at Youkai Watch’s latest trailer that shows what it’s like to live everyday life in Sakura New Town, with the ability to scope out youkai monsters wherever you go.



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You’ll get to freely explore the many areas of the town and look for youkai practically everywhere you go, thanks to the Youkai Watch device that allows you to see them, unlike ordinary folks. You’ll have to look in every nook and cranny for some of these monsters, as they tend to hide in strange places such as underneath cars or on top of power lines.



In addition to going ghost hunting, you’ll also get to spend some time looking for bugs or going fishing in Sakura New Town.



The trailer also gives us a glimpse at the game’s touchscreen heavy battle system, that will involve actions such as smashing, tickling and hitting the youkai. As an extra bonus, Youkai Watch has a feature that allows you to use your 3DS camera to spot out any youkai that may be creeping around you.


You can check out our earlier report for a closer look at the characters and youkai, along with some features.


Youkai Watch is slated for release on July 11th for Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Anna Scruton

    Gosh darn it! I want to see gameplay for the FeMC!

    • Guilherme Matheus Silva

      Yeah! Every trailer only shows Keita as the MC!

      • Göran Isacson

        Really? Man, that’s a shame.

    • The reason (I believe) they show him is because he is the actual main character for the upcoming manga and anime, and the game, like Pokémon, won’t have much difference on the plot (just superficial) regardless of the MC’s gender.

      • Guest

        But I’m still curious about animated cutscenes :P

        • Steven Higgins

          The cutscenes will likely be exactly the same except Fumika will be standing were Keta is.

  • Shane Guidaboni

    What is that American branch of Level 5’s doing these days anyway? I hope to see this and Fantasy Life in N.America in the future.

    • Guest

      An iOS game localization :/

    • Zeether

      Not doing anything worthwhile, outside of the Guild games. I’m not happy with them.

      • Shane Guidaboni

        >< Then why did they set up this American branch if they're not going to localize the games we want. C'mon Level-5!

  • Guilherme Matheus Silva

    I’m really curious about this Battle System! Seems simple, yet hard to understand…

  • Göran Isacson

    I like the ghosts voice, but I wonder what those touch-screen “minigames” were. If they’re supposed to power up your own yokai, attack other yokai, be the trigger mechanisms for special attacks or what.

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