'Yo-Kai Watch' coming to America in November

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The hit Japanese game "Yo-Kai Watch" (via https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/j1m0iAajJd-khn-rPcQfGY5iu_YnV_Nm)

“Yo-Kai Watch” has taken Japan by storm, and it is continuing to become a success over the past months. The “Pokemon”- like game will test its luck in other parts of the globe as it is making its way to the United States this November.

It was announced today that “Yo-Kai Watch” will arrive in the U.S. on November 6 for the 3DS. The roleplaying game (RPG) lets players take on the role of a boy that is capable of seeing and interacting with Yo-kai, which are invisible. The Yo-Kai take on the form of almost everything to blend in with society. Their forms could range from everyday inanimate objects to animals.

Like “Pokemon” and “Digimon,” players can use the Yo-Kai to battle others. What makes the Yo-Kai different from the other two monsters is that they cannot be seen by anyone else aside from those with the ability to see Yo-Kai. However, Nintendo emphasises that the Yo-Kai "are not ghosts, monsters or creatures. Yo-Kai are, quite simply, Yo-Kai.”

Overall, there are more than 200 Yo-Kai within the game. They will be used to fight hostile Yo-Kai and help citizens solve troubles caused by mischievous Yo-Kai.

Gamespot reports that Nintendo originally revealed plans to release "Yo-Kai Watch" earlier this year. The game is developed by “Professor Layton” and “Ni No Kuni” studio Level-5. It was first launched in Japan back in 2013 and it was received greatly by the audience, so much so that it spawned a sequel, a line of toys, a manga and an anime series.

Disney, on the other hand, will launch the animated comedy "Yo-Kai" series. In Nintendo’s description of the show, it said that Yo-Kai "follows the hilarious misadventures of an average human boy and his involvement with the mischievous Yo-kai all around him. Our young hero obtains a special watch, empowering him to discover and summon Yo-kai, befriend them and then work together to solve everyday problems ... problems that are often caused by other troublemaking Yo-kai!"

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