Yo-Kai Watch is one hell of a divisive franchise: You’re either unaware of it, or a die-hard fan. It’s quite rare to find someone who sits in-between. Not only has it taken over it’s country of birth, Japan, but it has now captivated the hearts and minds of many people from around the entire world. Despite the fact that many Western audiences negatively compared it to pioneering franchise Pokemon, the Nintendo 3DS video game and all it’s merchandise sold incredibly well in Western regions, especially SnapThirty’s home of Australia. Alongside great reviews, and even better sales, the Yo-Kai Watch Anime series, which airs on free-to-air TV, has also been quite well-received.
Fans across the world still cannot get enough of Yo-Kai Watch, and being an audience dedicated to this franchise, many know that Japan is up to it’s third main Yo-Kai Watch game, not to mention it’s off-shoots. This is why Nintendo are excited to announce that Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls will be released across Australia and New Zealand on the 15th of October this year. Following up on the game’s release is the second line of Yo-Kai Watch merchandise which is set for a release in the early days of February 2017.
If you’re keen to get your hands on new Yo-Kai Watch merchandise right now, local retailers across Australia have already begun selling the second wave of Yo-Kai Watch medal blind bags; the first of the new products to see the light of day. Alongside all of this, the second season of the Anime series is also set to air around the same time as the merchandise’s release.
We know you absolutely cannot wait to get your hands on the new Yo-Kai Watch game, and we at SnapThirty feel the exact same way. Take solace knowing that the game now has a confirmed release date across Australia and New Zealand, and enjoy all the updates regarding new merchandise that’s sure to be revealed as we crawl ever closer to the game’s release.