Nintendo announced today that starting November 6, customers can pick up a red 2DS pre-installed with a copy of Yo-Kai Watch for the low price of $99.99. The game itself is releasing the same day for $39.99, so in essence it’s like you’re getting the 2DS for $59.99, not a bad deal at all. For those itching to try out Yo-Kai Watch, a free demo will go up on the 3DS e-shop on October 22.
Yo-Kai Watch has been a sensational hit series in Japan, which has spawned a cartoon, toys, and countless tie-ins. Some are calling it the next Pokémon as it shares a similar concept (gotta collect’em all) of battling and learning each enemy’s weaknesses and strengths. In the past month the Yo-Kai Watch cartoon has begun airing in the U.S. and early next year the toys will start to trickle into stores. Time will tell if this Level 5 developed game can ignite the western market like it has in its home country. The press release is below:
Nintendo has created an amazing Nintendo 2DS bundle to celebrate the launch of the YO-KAI WATCH game, which is produced by Japanese gaming company LEVEL-5 and has sold over 8 million in Japan alone. Starting Nov. 6, people can buy a Nintendo 2DS system that comes with a pre-installed version of YO-KAI WATCH, all for a suggested retail price of just $99.99! Nintendo 2DS plays all compatible Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games in 2D. The system is designed to give first-time players an accessible entry point into the exciting world of Nintendo hand-held video games, and YO-KAI WATCH makes for a great pairing.
YO-KAI WATCH features hundreds of sometimes cute, sometimes spooky and usually mischievous Yo-kai that inhabit our world. Players must use their Yo-kai Watch to find Yo-kai, befriend them, and turn them into a team to battle other Yo-kai. More than 200 Yo-kai are hidden all around the world, and each Yo-kai has its own unique skills and characteristics.
Related Link: Yo-Kai Watch Homepage