Nintendo 3DS. The game was first released in Japan back in 2013 and soon became a big hit. The game revolves around a boy named Nathan Adams (think Ash Ketchum) who uses a magical watch that allows him to see ghosts, or Yo-Kai—in Japanese folklore ghosts are called Yōkai. If they choose, players can also play a female character, Katie Forester. As players explore, they can use friendly Yo-Kai to battle unfriendly Yo-Kai. Searching for friendly Yo-Kai and puzzle-solving are also part of the gameplay.
After the success of the 3DS game, a wave of spinoff media were created. Toy figures of varying sizes, a physical Yo-Kai watch, an episodic anime TV show, an animated film, and a manga comic have all been produced. Yo-kai Watch 2, a sequel to the first video game, has already been released in Japan and Yo-Kai Watch 3 is already planned for a summer 2016 release. The anime TV show was first released in North America back in October of 2015. Viewers can watch it on Disney XD weekdays at 5:00pm. A well-produced Yo-Kai Watch website can be found here.
|3DS game • Toys • Watch • Watch Closeup|
|3D virtual Yo-Kai characters and discs|
Anyone looking for Yo-Kai Watch games or toys can find it at Toys R Us, Target, and Amazon.com. I even spotted a Yo-Kai Watch stand-alone toy display over at Barnes and Noble the other day. Your quest to find all things Yo-Kai Watch should not be too difficult.
|Barnes & Noble display|
|Art my son created from the game guide|