Yo-Kai Watch seemed like a bit of a gamble for Nintendo when they decided to bring the Japanese-centric franchise to North America and Europe last year, but the move seems to have paid off for them as today it was announced that Yo-Kai Watch 2 would be released on 3DS this Fall.
New to the sequel will be more than 100 new Yo-kai; a new, improved, in-game Yo-kai Watch (the titular device that the main protagonist uses), the ability to travel back in time, and more.
The original Yo-kai Watch had the benefit of launching without a new, mainline Pokemon game competing for attention, but this year will be a bit different due to the upcoming release of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon. Therefore, Nintendo is releasing Yo-kai Watch 2 a bit earlier than when they released the first installment last year, with a release date of September 30.
This will ultimately give the game a bit of breathing room both in retail stores and on the 3DS eShop before Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon land on November 18.
Speaking of the latter, if you haven't already, be sure to check out Jonathan's thoughts on the latest information on Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon.
Did you ever play the first Yo-Kai Watch? Are you looking forward to this one?