Look Out, America! Yo-Kai Are Coming!

Look Out, America! Yo-Kai Are Coming!

It’s T minus three days until the launch of YO-KAI WATCH for Nintendo 3DS and we at Nintendo can’t wait to bring this Japanese video game sensation to the U.S.!

Last week, we introduced you to three Yo-kai out of the more than 200 characters playable in the game. Now, we’re going to take a look further into what makes a Yo-kai tick.

In Japanese culture, there are common references to invisible forms that are all around us … and cause us to do things that are embarrassing … or frustrating … or just outright silly. And when this happens, and you ask yourself “why?”… the answer is simple – “Yo-kai is Why!” Two years ago, this concept was made into a video game called YO-KAI WATCH.

The central idea of the game is that if you’re equipped with the right kind of wristwatch – the Yo-kai Watch – you can see all those Yo-kai that otherwise are invisible. You can work to make friends with them and then use these new friends to defeat other mischievous Yo-kai.

The personalities of these Yo-kai are so distinct and different that you’ll have fun meeting and befriending each one throughout the game.

Here are a couple more introductions to bring you further into the world of Yo-kai:

Look Out, America! Yo-Kai Are Coming!

Awwwww. Shmoopie can overcome you with the power of cuteness. This Yo-kai is cute enough to melt anyone’s heart – and boy does he know it! Shmoopie can be quite the schemer, so look out!

Look Out, America! Yo-Kai Are Coming!

Getting the winter season sniffles? It might be because of Snotsolong. Snotsolong gives you a runny nose that never stops. A crane Yo-kai with an insanely runny nose, Snotsolong’s snot is so heavy he can’t even fly! He likes to share his miserable cold with everyone.

Don’t forget to check out the free demo currently available to download in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. You’ll want to be first in line when this phenomenon hits stores on Friday, Nov. 6!

Related: Be a Part of the YO-KAI WATCH Sensation When the Game Hits U.S. Shores

Source: Press Release