Yo-kai Watch 2’s First Trailer Spooks Us With New Japanese Folklore Monsters

By Sato . April 15, 2014 . 12:12am


With Yo-kai Watch’s popularity in Japan, it comes as no surprise that the release of its sequel, which will come in two versions, will be sooner than expected. Level-5 gives us a first look at Yo-kai Watch 2: Founder and Yo-kai Watch 2: Head with this trailer.


Everything from the town players explore to the battles and even the yokai will be powered up in Yo-kai Watch 2. This time, there will be more areas to explore, which will expand as you progress through the story.


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In addition to the popular yokai Jibanyan and the 200 yokai of the first game, there will be plenty of new monsters based on Japanese folklore. Level-5 introduced the neck-stretching Rokurokubi (middle right), Kasa-obake (top left) that is said to be what old umbrellas transform into over time, and more.


The story in Yo-kai Watch 2 will also reveal the creation of the Yokai Watch, an item that allows users to see and communicate with the yokai. There will also be some sort of time slip going on, where you’ll be visiting Sakura New Town in the past.


Yo-kai Watch 2: Founder and Yo-kai Watch 2: Head will be released on July 10, 2014 for Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Audie Bakerson

    Well guess that shows WHEN in the Showa era it is (very late).

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    • JMaster3000

      Go and import it, ohh wait….

      • Anthony Hadow

        yeah oh wait you may not be able to read it and its not region free

  • Zoozbuh

    This game looks super cute! Almost like it’s targeted at really young kids. But I’m sure it wouldn’t be that popular in Japan without some sort of universal appeal (ala Pokemon), so I’m still excited in the event it gets released in English! xD

  • Namuro

    That looks great! I haven’t played the first one yet (because of MonHun and all…), but at this rate, I might have to just get the game, if there’s still no sign of localization.

    Just one thing, though… Why the h*ll did they make the Zashiki-warashi a bug-catching boy! I want a cute lil’ Zashiki-warashi girl! *Boo hoo hoo~*

    • Level-5 teased it on Twitter and asked if we wanted Yokai Watch :p. It’s basically confirmed, wait for a Nintendo Direct or E3.

      • Namuro

        It had better be… Or the world shall feel my wrath…

  • Makes me think of Pocky and Rocky

  • Cool, but what about the first one being released in the west? ._.

  • Zenthos

    I love the architecture art, like when your going through the train or climbing up that flagpole. It gives it a strong sense of depth that makes wherever you go in the game, an adventure.

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