With the announcement of Yo-Kai Watch 4 coming to the Nintendo Switch fans of the series who have been enjoying the series so far on 3DS were sure to be concerned. Thankfully though it seems Level-5 aren’t quite done with the little Nintendo handheld experience that could, rather then releasing the next title on both devices however we will instead be treated to two new spin offs. Get ready to fight giant enemies in Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps and Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: White Dog Squads.
In this latest game in the Yo-Kai Watch series, players can team up with up to three other friends either locally or online to fight towering Big Bosses, using skills and powerful Soultimate Moves. While previous Yo-Kai Watch games focused on turn-based battles, Yo-Kai Watch Blasters drops you into real-time skirmishes, in the first ever action RPG for the series. During these battles, you directly control your Yo-kai as you strategise with different skills and equipment to defeat huge bosses. By taking on various missions, players will embark on a journey to meet, befriend and battle more than 400 new and returning Yo-kai.
Training Yo-kai will also affect your team’s strength in battle. By training, you can create items and equipment to use on your personal Yo-kai team. By completing missions, more powerful and useful items can be earned. Each of the two versions of the game will also contain different Yo-kai, missions and bosses—something Pokemon fans would be familiar with. By trading between the two, you can collect all the Yo-kai!
Players will also be able to link their save data from Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits, Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls or Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters, to unlock one of three special Yo-kai to take into battle. Level-5 have also promised to keep the content coming, a free post-launch update to the game will add new side stories, Yo-kai, bosses and missions.
Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps and Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: White Dog Squads will be released exclusively for Nintendo 3DS family systems on 8th September this year.