Get a sneak peek and jump straight into the world of the YO-KAI WATCH® by checking out the playable demo available now through Nintendo eShop.

YO-KAI WATCH® has become, in less than two years, one of the most popular franchises in Japan with its line of exclusive Nintendo 3DS games, a top-rated TV show, and a toy line. This eagerly anticipated Japanese cultural phenomenon is now heading across the pond, as the videogame YO-KAI WATCH® makes its European debut on 29th April 2016.

Exclusively developed for Nintendo 3DS family systems by legendary Japanese video game developer LEVEL-5, Inc., creators of such hit franchises as Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven, YO-KAI WATCH® will immerse players in the detailed town of Springdale, with its shops, parks, bustling city streets, and serene forests, as they investigate, seek out and befriend mysterious Yo-kai that are causing all sorts of mischief for the local residents. A franchise about hundreds of sometimes cute, sometimes spooky, and usually mischievous Yo-kai that secretly inhabit our world, YO-KAI WATCH® blends charming characters, hundreds of quests, and a unique and involving battle system to offer a uniquely fun experience for all.

With over 10 million units in the series shipped to date, YO-KAI WATCH® for Nintendo 3DS family systems will soon be joined by the highly anticipated animated comedy series and fun toy range as part of a wider entertainment blitz in 2016. European fans eager to get a taste of what lies ahead can do so by downloading a playable YO-KAI WATCH® demo that is now available on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS family systems. Once downloaded players will be able to sample the unique adventure that is YO-KAI WATCH®. Players can make a start on exploring a section of the bustling Springdale, take on multiple quests from the beginning of the game’s story, befriend Yo-kai, and use the Nintendo 3DS touch screen to experience the game’s unique battle system.

From always feeling hungry to spending too much money or accidentally saying something mean, behind all these common problems there is very likely to be a mischievous Yo-kai to be found. These charming, funny, and sometimes outrageous characters can be found throughout Springdale and inhabiting a secret world of their own are making their way to Europe in YO-KAI WATCH® on 29th April for Nintendo 3DS family systems.