Nintendo of America announced during its Nintendo Direct presentation on Thursday that it will release Level-5’s Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters (Yo-kai Watch 2: Shinuchi) Nintendo 3DS game in North America. The game is slated for this fall.
Level-5 announced the Yo-kai Watch franchise in 2011 with a game, manga, and anime already planned. The first game for the Nintendo 3DS shipped in Japan in July 2013. The first two editions of the Yo-kai Watch 2 games shipped in Japan in July 2014 under the titles Ganso (Founder) and Honke (Head), and the “definitive edition” Shinuchi (Headliner) shipped in December 2014. The first two Yo-kai Watch 3 games, whose stories are set in the United States, shipped in Japan last July, with a third version in December.
The first game launched in the United States in 2015. Nintendo released the first two editions of the second game under the titles Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls on September 30 in North America and April 7 in Europe.