Yokai Watch 2 announced, due out in Japan on July 10
posted on 04.11.14 at 07:55 AM EST by (@salromano)
Sequel to popular ghost capture game to debut in two versions.

Yokai Watch 2

Level-5 announced Yokai Watch 2 in this month’s issue of CoroCoro magazine.

The game, due out on July 10 in Japan, will ship in two versions: Yokai Watch 2: Ganso (Founder) and Yokai Watch 2: Honke (Head). Keita returns, and with the power of a mysterious ghost, travels back in time with his friends to the Sakura New Town of the Showa era. The key to the story is Keizo, a boy from the past who looks like Keita, and Dekanyan, a cat ghost with a secret. Yokai Watch 2 promises to reveal the mysterious origin of the Yokai Watch Keita receives in the first game, which allows him to see ghosts.

There will be new events, such as climbing the school flagpole to search for ghosts, as well as bicycle races. If you’ve already played the first game, you’ll be able to befriend special ghosts in the sequel.

As far as differences between versions go, the ultra rare silver “Jibanyan Medal Nyaiiin” Z Medal can only be obtained in the limited edition of Yokai Watch 2: Ganso. And the limited edition version of Yokai Watch 2: Honke is the only way to obtain the “Jibanyan Medal Komanyachi” Z Medal.

Thanks, Anime News Network.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Level-5 needs to get on localizing that first one.

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      It could be a 1 mil seller

    • OverlordZetta

      They’ve still got Danball Senki and Inazuma to do, this can wait.

    • Elvick

      But then Level-5 would be cool. They can’t allow that.

  • Zackasaur

    The only difference to the two versions is that each gets different content restricted…

    • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

      Doesn’t make it any different to what we see in Pokémon; also, L5 did this with their Inazuma series.

      • desponent

        Doesn’t make it alright. But whatever, let the suckers pay for it.

        • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

          I’m not saying it is, just stating another occurrence of it.

        • OverlordZetta

          Doesn’t make it wrong.

          The point isn’t to buy both, it’s to buy one and have a friend with the other who you trade with to give you the stuff you’re missing and vice versa.

          • desponent

            That’s subjective, I’m offering mine.

            You can still do that even if the game has the same content if they designed it right (i.e. route or making particular mon hard to get if you pick one choice over other, etc). This is cashgrab maneuver.

            • OverlordZetta

              Not really. If what you’re describing results in the same thing as what two versions does, all that would mean is some people buy the same game twice instead of buying two games once. It’s no more or less a cash grab – actually it might be more profitable for the company that way, since while they’ll make the same basic amount of money, there won’t be the cost of making two games.

          • Budgiecat

            thats one way to look at it

            Another would be the game unlocks characters and you just……trade what you have for what you dont have…

  • Budgiecat

    wow

    Could you imagine if S-E operated this way?

    “the World Ends with You 2 announced due Japan July 10″

    “Final Fantasy XVI announced. Due Japan Dec 18th”

    • MrFinalgamer

      “Final Fantasy XVI announced. Due Japan Dec 18th”

      seems legit.

    • Wolf Star

      Final Fantasy XV needs to be legit lol

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Not really a surprise. Though having two editions is a let down.

  • desponent

    Milk em dry

  • JoJo_718

    They should do a crossover between this and Ni No Kuni!