Youkai Watch 3 - What we know so far
I decided to put all the info we got so far in one post!
As Level-5 already mentioned in their livestream last year, the story follows Keita to the USA. Since Keita’s father has to move to USA for work reasons they all decide to go together.
The new city’s name is called セントピーナッツバーグ/St. Peanutsburgh. Here’s the residential area:
And here’s Keita’s new house
Another location, the Johnson Space Center is also shown on the website. This place is of great importance to USA-Pyon (as has been already shown in the anime/manga).
While Keita is in America, the new heroine, Inaho, will have a very detective-like story at Sakura New Town!
So it seems like in this game instead of choosing one of the two you’ll be playing both of them? It has still yet to be confirmed but seems likely.
Also, at that event it was confirmed that this game will be receiving multiple updates!
Instead of being updates to correct errors, they will offer new challenges and have already been labeled has “big type updates”.
When it comes to new youkais, the February issue of Corocoro released some new ones (some of them previously appeared in the anime), and this month’s issue had some pretty interesting information about the games!
First of all, the game release date was revealed to be 16 July 2016 (Japan).
The game will come in two versions: Sushi and Tempura.
- Physical version comes with Tom-nyan’s medal
- E-Shop digital version exclusive: Tenkoma
- Physical version comes with KK Brothers’ medal
- E-Shop digital version exlusive: Sushijiba
Also, seems like KK Brothers will be Sushi exclusive while Tom-nyan will be Tempura’s.
The KK Brothers are K-Komaa (on the left) and K-jiiro (on the right); the two brothers are said to be hitchhiking their way through USA!
Pictured on the right we see Tom-nyan, it’s said to be an American cat youkai and it might become Jibanyan’s rival?!
So far no more version exclusive youkais have been revealed.
There’s also a new battle system!
It’s called “Tactical medal board”, and seems like you can place as many as 9 youkais at the same time on the battlefield!
It seems like this new battle system will replace the old one, but nothing is confirmed! (the new system was hidden when the first trailer was released)
And that’s it for now! More new information to come in next month’s Corocoro!