Beware: The Yo-Kai Are Everywhere

Yo-Kai are invisible entities that influence your actions. Some are rather harmless, but many are mischievous and like to play pranks on you. You’ll need to solve other people’s issues by capturing them and putting a stop to their games. Yo-Kai Watch, a new RPG adventure from Level 5 and Nintendo comes out November 6 for the 3DS and 2DS. Try it out for yourself by downloading the free demo from the eShop.

Are you ready for the biggest phenomenon in Japan to finally make its way here to the U.S.? YO-KAI WATCH, coming exclusively to the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Friday, Nov. 6, is sure to be a fun one for kids to enjoy playing for years to come.

So what are these Yo-kai, you ask?

Yo-kai cannot be seen by the human eye, but hide everywhere! It’s why you feel the urge to bust out in a dance in the middle of the classroom or why some mornings you simply can’t pry yourself out of bed. Hundreds of these spooky, sometimes cute and usually mischievous Yo-kai secretly inhabit our world.

Let us introduce you to three of the 200 amazing Yo-kai characters you’ll grow to love once you pick up the game and start to play:


Jibanyan is a slacker cat who saps your energy. When he’s not lying around eating chocolate bars, Jibanyan likes to practice his fighting moves on passing trucks – usually with painful results!
Walkappa makes you want to go for a swim – or jump in a lake! Most kappas stay in the water, but this one is a landlubber. He keeps a bottle of water to pour on his head to stay wet, though.


Ever revealed a secret without realizing it? It might be the work of Tattletell, a mischievous Yo-kai who takes the form of an elderly woman.


All these characters above are a part of the free demo currently available to download in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try for yourself!

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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