Nintendo has rolled back the curtain further on Level 5’s Yo-Kai Watch.
Details are still fairly scarce, but we do know that the game has you befriending Yo-Kai, or Japanese for spirits. Players will be able to control either a male or female character, and help save the town of Springdale.
Yo-Kai Watch is offering several 3DS features. First, players need to search for mo Yo-Kai in the world by using the Yo-Kai lens, an after befriending several different Yo-Kai, you can store them in the titular Yo-Kai Watch for use in battle. Players befriend Yo-Kai by giving them a food that they like before beginning battle, and after defeating the Yo-Kai it approaches the player character, allowing it to be summoned at will.
As players befriend more and more Yo-Kai, you can aid them in battle by using the touch-screen and stylus to give them a boost in power. From tracing to spinning, to tapping and even blowing into the screen, Level 5 has found a way to make Yo-Kai Watch a unique experience on the 3DS.
Yo-Kai Watch certainly has a “Pokémon ” vibe attached to it, it looks like Level 5 is doing their best to differentiate themselves from the Nintendo franchise.