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Like most Nintendo-published games, Yo-kai Watch 2 can now be pre-loaded from the North American 3DS eShop. You can purchase the game now and download most of its data. Then as soon as the game launches, you’ll only need a small update to begin playing.

Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits takes up 14,459 blocks / 1807.375 MB. Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls is nearly identical as expected at 14,457 blocks / 1807.125 MB.

Nintendo is releasing a Yo-kai Watch 2 demo on the North American 3DS eShop within the next couple of weeks. During this month’s Nintendo Direct, we heard that the download will be available during the middle of September.

The eShop is updating tomorrow, so many are anticipating that the demo is only about a day away. And if that wasn’t enough, a graphic on Nintendo’s homepage claims that it’s already out. We know that’s not true, but it should mean we’ll be seeing it extremely soon.

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Nintendo has now opened the full North American Yo-kai Watch 2 website. Access it here. It has a massive amount of information about the game, ranging from the story and Yo-kai to the gameplay itself.

Yo-kai Watch: The Movie is airing in the United States next month. The thing is, it’ll only be in theaters for just a single day. You’ll be able to watch the movie on October 15.

Tickets for Yo-kai Watch: The Movie can be purchased from Fathom Events here. The page will also tell you which theaters will be carrying it.

Watch a teaser for the upcoming film below.

Thanks to Lars for the tip.

Earlier today, Nintendo hosted a Yo-kai Watch 2 preview event at Siren Studios. Mark Ballas of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars was in attendance, as were plenty of kids. View some photos along with their descriptions below.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Mark Ballas of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and star of Jersey Boys on Broadway this fall and ‘Dance It Out’ founder Billy Blanks Jr., and kids interact with costume character Jibanyan at the YO-KAI WATCH 2 preview event on Sept. 8, 2016. The YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls games launch on Sept. 30 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Mark Ballas of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and star of Jersey Boys on Broadway this fall attends the YO-KAI WATCH 2 preview event on Sept. 8, 2016 at Siren Studios. The YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls games launch on Sept. 30 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Mark Ballas of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and star of Jersey Boys on Broadway this fall teaches attendees the YO-KAI WATCH Dance with costume character Jibanyan at the YO-KAI WATCH 2 preview event on Sept. 8, 2016. The YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls games launch on Sept. 30 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

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In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Luca C. and Logan C. from Anaheim, California play the latest YO-KAI WATCH 2 game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems at Siren Studios in Hollywood, California, on Sept. 8, 2016. The YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls games launch on Sept. 30.

Source: Nintendo PR

Update: Added two more videos.


AbdallahSmash026 has a brief video showing off-screen Yo-kai Watch 2 footage from PAX West. Have another look at the RPG below.

Forbes was given the opportunity to speak with Akihiro Hino, CEO of Level-5. The two sides talked about topics like the company’s cross-media push, avoiding market saturation, and the brand new project Megaton Musashi.

Head past the break for some excerpts from the piece. You can read the full article here.

Update: A Style Savvy bundle is also on the way. Here’s the packaging for both:



Nintendo of Europe had some news for Yo-Kai Watch fans today: first of all, a Yo-Kai Watch 2DS bundle will be released on October 7th. The bundle contains a blue Nintendo 2DS pre-installed with Yo-Kai Watch.

Also, Nintendo confirmed that both versions of Yo-Kai Watch 2, Fleshy Souls and Bony Spirits will arrive in Europe in Spring 2017. As with the first game, other regions will get to play the game several months earlier, so European Yo-Kai Watch fans will once again need to be patient.

Source: Nintendo PR

Level-5 has prepared yet another new commercial for its big 3DS RPG Yo-kai Watch 3. We’ve posted it below.

Yo-kai Watch 2 is only a couple of months away from its overseas debut. North America will have both versions – Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls – on September 30. While you wait, visit the teaser site here.

There’s actually quite a lot there even though the full site isn’t up yet. It has a trailer, several screenshots, details about Yo-kai Watch 2, and information on bonuses depending on which version you buy.