Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters, the Pokemon-esque 'third edition' is coming this year


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Both Jed and I liked the recently released Yo-Kai Watch 2Fleshy Soulsand Bony Spiritsrespectively, but just like Pokemon, a third game has risen from the ashes like a phoenix. It’s called Psychic Specters, and will function just like the Crystal or Emerald variants have for Nintendo’s famous pocket monster series.

Sporting a “fall” release date, it’ll sport new Yo-kai creatures, new quests, and another area. There’s also the opportunity to befriend bosses and play an enhanced edition of the co-op Blasters mode.

I’m kind of torn on this one, because while I adore the series (and the show/movies), this is a really bold move. Yo-Kai Watchisn’t as big in the west, so by releasing a third version of the same iteration, they risk pissing their fanbase off. When Pokemon did it in the second generation of its life-cycle, it was already an international phenomenon that swept the US.

On the other hand, this is the perfect chance for someone to jump in. The sequel basically renders the storyline of the original as defunct, so you can just grab this definitive edition and still get the complete experience up to this point. In the meantime we’re still waiting for Yo-Kai Watch 3, which takes place in the US and Japan.