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Yokai Watch 2 is Getting a Third Version this Winter

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This month’s issue of CoroCoro magazine has revealed a third version for Level-5’s Yokai Watch 2.

The Ganso and Honke versions have been available since this past July, but a third version dubbed “Shinuchi” has been confirmed. The subtitle translates to Headliner, and it will cost 4,968 yen.

Beginning on December 13th, Japanese fans will be able to nab the game, and it also comes with a Buchinyan medal. Jibakoma will make an appearance in the game, but only if you scan in a QR code with your 3DS. If you get the digital version, you’ll get a Masked Nyan in place of the medal collectible.

The new features coming withYokai Watch 2: Shinuchi include:

  • A new ghost in the form of Dark Nyan
  • The ability to befriend the five Kaima ghost leaders
  • Lots of new quests
  • Various new boss monsters via the Yokai Watch Busters mode

Lastly, if you already own Ganso or Honke, your save data will be transferable to Shinuchi.

Level-5 is localizing Yokai Watch, although we still don’t have confirmation whether or not westerners are getting the original game or the twin sequels.

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3 comments
  1. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 10, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Of course. The same thing happened with Inazuma Eleven 3 which had a third version come out matching with the timing of their movie, Level-5 are doing it a little earlier but with it being their best selling games in Japan with favourites like Layton slowing down to an end, why not?

    I might get this version, but I will definitely curse it. There are probably some games that thought they could catch a break from the Smash Hunter Pokemon Watch assault which have outselling most games for a year straight to be frank.

  2. Zet
    Zet
    October 10, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I would really hope that Level-5 is sensible and knows that bringing over the most updated version of the game would be much preferred. Sort of like Gamefreak did all those years ago by making Japan Blue be split into two.

  3. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 10, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Judging from Level 5’s treatment of Inazuma Eleven in the UK, they will bring them all around but with the same pace as they did in Japan.

    Inazuma Eleven 3’s two primary versions.

    … A wait of a few months.

    An announcement of IE3’s third version inspired by a movie and it gets localised.

    I don’t think they will break up this version in the same way that Pokemon was first handled.