There is plenty of hype for the upcoming “Yo-Kai Watch” video game, which many people have called the biggest rival to “Pokemon” in Japan. To help hype up the game even more, Nintendo have unveiled a new “Yo-Kai Watch” 2DS bundle for $99.99.
Polygon reported that the bundle would launch on Nov. 6, coinciding with the release date of the popular 3DS games. Fans picking this up shouldn’t worry, as the 2DS can play 3DS games, though it won’t have the same 3D capabilities as the 3DS, nor will it be able to play games exclusive to the “new” 3DS.
Developed by Level 5, “Yo-Kai Watch” has been around for quite some time in Japan, but this is the first time that the rest of the world will experience the supposed phenomenon. Like its main rival “Pokemon,” “Yo-Kai Watch” also has an animated series a number of toys and other merchandise that shows just how popular the series has gotten.
The concept of “Yo-Kai Watch” bears similarities to not only “Pokemon,” but “Persona” as well. Players control a character who owns a special watch that allows him to see these spirits called “Yo-Kai.” Once spotted, players can battle them, capture them and raise them.
While the series will be making its debut to the rest of the world, it’s already made a huge impact in Japan. According to Pocket Gamer, the first game has already sold more than eight million copies.
Furthermore, “Yo-Kai Watch” has already had two other games in Japan, not including the numerous spinoff titles that have come out of the series. While there aren’t as much games as the “Pokemon” franchise, fans should keep in mind that “Yo-Kai Watch” is fairly new to the video game scene and is already pretty successful in its short life so far.
“Yo-Kai Watch” is a month away from making its worldwide debut on the Nintendo 3DS. Fans have already gotten a taste of the series through the anime, which debuted on Oct. 5, so it will be interesting to see if those who liked the show will buy the game, or the new 2DS bundle.