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Youkai Watch 2 Direct: full presentation + summary available

L~A

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Edit: presentation is available there, and here's the notes I took.

Youkai Watch 2 Direct - 4.7.2014

What is Youkai Watch?

- Youkai hidden everywhere
- Youkai have an effect on people, make them do weird stuff
- Explain battle system
- make a wheel turn
- use touch screen to launch special attacks
- use it to revive Youkai too
- can make friends with Youkai


- Fuse medals to make new Youkai

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Sakura New Town

- explore the town, like as a child
- lots of places to go to, like forest and more
- fun things to do
- do stuff like in real life (crossing roads by pressing button, etc...)


YW2 new stuff

- same town as first game
- can take a train to go to some places
- Seaside town, with boats and a beach
- countryside town, with rice fileds, a farm, a river and more
- can take the bus too
- can get stamps of the various places by train


New Youkai showcase

- Matenshi : looks angry
- Onigirizamurai: looks like an onigiri, very powerful
- Nechikaeru : frog, use water attack
- lots of new Youkai

Jibanyan, real star of the show :p

- KO in one hit

- Bike racing, new mini-game
- Youkai blocking the view to annoy you
- Fox procession, mimic their movement so as to avoid getting spotted
- Billboard with quests
- secret tunnel which leads to unexpected places, change every day
- Player get a box, never open it. Fart all the time if you open it.
- can climb to poles
- get a great view
- you're not the only one doing it
- old man farts then drop down


This town looks different > go back in the past

- New trailer
- Dekanyan, has a mystery
- character which looks just like Keita
- fight to "defend the world"

Internet play

- youkai watch busters, playable with 4 players
- defeat Youkai in action game

2 different versions, with original quests, rare items, and some special Youkai

- special Jibanyan medal in the packaging
- download version too get special Youkai (Robot versions of Jibanyan)
- played YW1? Get Buchinyan

New trailer

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(Click the pic to get the to ND page)

Time is 6PM JST, which is 11AM GMT+2, 10AM UK Time, 5AM EST, 2AM PST. It will be 26 minutes long.

Trailer for the Direct itself (a first) : YouTube

Of course, it's Japan-only, as the game hasn't been announced for the West (and the first one isn't even getting a release outside Japan... yet).
 

Nanashrew

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Only japan?

 

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Beat me again, L~A :p

Looking forward to these games. They seem a good step up from their predecessor and am excited to hear more information.
 

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For anybody who has played the original, just wondering, how long is the game? I'm thinking of buying it and then playing Youkai Watch 2 later this month. All my elementary students are CRAZY about this game.
 

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For anybody who has played the original, just wondering, how long is the game? I'm thinking of buying it and then playing Youkai Watch 2 later this month. All my elementary students are CRAZY about this game.

I didn't do many of the side-quests or post-game stuff, but I got done with it in about 30~35 hours, from memory.
 

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I am really curious to see how well this sells. The Media Create threads have been depressing, so it'll be nice to see a big debut. I hope it has similar legs to the first game.
Funds for Ni No Kuni 2.
 

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I am really curious to see how well this sells. The Media Create threads have been depressing, so it'll be nice to see a big debut. I hope it has similar legs to the first game.
Funds for Ni No Kuni 2.

It would be more believable if it went to fund Yokai Watch 3 though.^_^
 
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They probably don't need to. There's no other system that's capable of handling 1 million+ sales at the moment. Other than mobile, of course.

amiibo for this needs to happen tho

even if this never comes outside of Japan I just love when Japan has a hot IP fad going in gaming because we all know the non-mobile side needs the help
 

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Pleased Nintendo Directs are still a thing. I know Nintendo had an excellent E3, but I sorta missed them.
 

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I didn't do many of the side-quests or post-game stuff, but I got done with it in about 30~35 hours, from memory.
Okay, thanks! Sounds worth it, and perhaps the price of the original will drop at my local gaming store once Youkai Watch 2 comes out.
 

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I know it's not even been a month since E3, but I really want a new general, global Direct. :(

EDIT: You know what, I'd settle for a Hyrule Warriors Direct.
 

L~A

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Keita, Whisper, Jibanyan and Komasan are hosting? klsdjfklsd

They are? Oh sweet. Was wondering who was gonna host that one, since Iwata can't really do it (and besides, it's a 3rd-party game Direct). Too bad there's no Akihiro Hino... I like him.

I know it's not even been a month since E3, but I really want a new general, global Direct. :(

EDIT: You know what, I'd settle for a Hyrule Warriors Direct.

Hopefully, in early August :)

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I wonder if they're gonna advertise that Direct when the next episode of the anime airs on TV tomorrow. I also wonder if they have any special announcements... it's way too late for bundle or anything (besides, there's that Jibanyan 3DS XL coming out the same day).
 

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Is it confirmed that the game characters will host the Direct? In the case, given the franchise being quite aimed towards kids...a very good move I'd say :D
And it continues the recent traditions of Directs being different than last year's ones, more whimsical, more "magic", but still giving lots of infos about games, announcements and whatnot.

I find heavily interesting that they did a Teaser Trailer for the Direct. It's one of those things I wanted them to do in order to promote Directs better for the mass audience. This and actual banners at the top of YouTube page the day when the Direct happens. If you think about it, the Mega64 video was a teaser as well, so it's not properly the first time we see this. But it's good to see it happening again. I suppose next we'll get an Hyrule Warriors Direct (possibly broadcasted WW), and then a classic Direct, with infos on games and everything.
Hopefully, as "different" as the Smash Bros. Direct, which was the nearest to the old ones in terms of formula, but still different for other factors.

EDIT: Now that I think about it...I can't wait for Bayonetta 2 Direct. Maybe Bayonetta will host part of it as well :lol
 
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damn it I just realized I almost forgot I was going to stay up for 5am on this let me subscribe so I remember

I may never play this since localization would be years away since the first game did not come out in the west and I don't play my 3DS much

but I like Japan fads lol
 

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Is it just me or does the town look ridiculously warm and inviting? I wanna just hang around.