Yo-Kai Watch Blasters Gets Late Localization, Launches This Fall

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

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Yo-Kai Watch as a franchise is not done with the west as Yo-Kai Watch Blasters launches in North America and Europe this fall. Specifically the localized release of 2015’s Yo-Kai Watch Busters, it comes in two versions: Red Cat Squad and White Dog Squad.

Yo-Kai Watch Blasters takes a different tact from the series’ normal turn-based RPG gameplay. Spun off from the extra multiplayer mode in Yo-Kai Watch 2, Blasters is a co-op, top-down action-RPG, where up to four players take down towering Big Bosses using their skills and Soultimate Moves.

With a major new game bringing Yo-Kai Watch back to the forefront of western 3DS owners, the anime also returns from its long hiatus on July 3rd with its third season on Disney XD. Season 3 not only returns Nate, Jibanyan, and Whisper for further adventures, but also introduces the major new Yo-Kai Usapyon and human co-star Hailey Anne. The series ended its successful run in Japan earlier this year, with the successor series Yo-Kai Watch Shadowside currently on the air on TV Tokyo and a 5th movie due in Japanese theaters this December, Yo-Kai Watch: Forever Friends.

Despite not having the success it did a few years ago, Yo-Kai Watch continues to be quite the force for creator Level-5. Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat and White Dog Corps launch in North America and Europe on September 7th, 2018.

About Alex Irish

When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise is Pokémon, full-stop, but his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4. He attended the first-ever IGN House Party and is a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.