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The Yo-kai Invasion Continues! Yo-kai Watch 2 Launches in Canada on Sept 30th!

VANCOUVER, B.C., May 16, 2016 – The Yo-kai phenomenon continues in 2016. Canada has seen the launches of the YO-KAI WATCH video game for Nintendo 3DS, a line of Hasbro toys and games, a top-rated animated series, and the mobile game sensation YO-KAI WATCH Wibble Wobble all in the last six months. The world of Yo-kai continues to grow as new video games, toys and shows make their way to Canada this year.

 

All things Yo-kai continue on Sept. 30 when YO-KAI WATCH 2 launches in Canada exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Already a huge hit in Japan, the sequel to the first smash hit, which is once again developed by LEVEL-5, offers the same deep RPG gameplay and wacky adventures as the first game. The new adventure also offers many new areas to explore outside of Springdale, more than 100 new Yo-kai, a new-and-improved in-game Yo-kai Watch, and even the ability to travel back in time! YO-KAI WATCH 2 will also launch with two versions, YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits and YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls, each featuring rare Yo-kai that can only be found in their respective games.

 

“After being such a massive sensation in Japan, it’s great to see Canada start to embrace the mischievous and lovable Yo-kai,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “We’re excited to continue bringing fun Yo-kai experiences to Canada this year.”

 

To expand the Yo-kai brand, Hasbro will add new items to their YO-KAI WATCH line this fall.  New toys include the YO-KAI WATCH MODEL ZERO, designed to look like the watch worn by Nate in Season 2 of the animated series.  The watch includes YO-MOTION TECHNOLOGY that brings Yo-kai characters to life in a new way. Fans can insert a YO-MOTION YO-KAI MEDAL into the watch and see a projected animation of that character.  Hasbro will also release a new series of collectible YO-MOTION YO-KAI MEDALS which are compatible with the new watch. Additionally, fans will be able to collect and trade their favourite YO-KAI WATCH characters in a new way with the YO-KAI WATCH Trading Card Game.

 

Also coming for YO-KAI WATCH fans is a new season of the YO-KAI WATCH animated television show. This season, join Nate, Whisper, and Jibanyan as they get the new Yo-kai Watch Model Zero. But just because he has a new watch, that doesn’t mean Nate’s life will get any easier. Season 2 has more Yo-kai, more miniseries, more episodes, and, most importantly, more laughs! Tune in to see how a whole new cast of Yo-kai interrupts Nate’s normal life in unexpected and hilarious ways. Fans who missed the first season can catch up before the second season starts by picking up the DVD of YO-KAI WATCH – Season 1 in stores late 2016 or by streaming the show on Netflix now. Fans can also catch the YO-KAI WATCH manga series from VIZ Media (Volume 5 debuts this month).

 

Finally, all of your favourite Yo-kai have wobbled into a hit mobile app called YO-KAI WATCH Wibble Wobble. This Top Ten app on the iTunes store brings the fun of Yo-kai characters into smart devices with a puzzle-game twist. With new events coming monthly, this game will continue to grow bigger and better.

 

The original YO-KAI WATCH video game introduced Canadians to the mysterious Yo-kai. In Japan, these invisible beings – not ghosts or spirits … just Yo-kai! – are steeped in folklore and based on common concerns that everyday citizens have. If a child misplaces homework or an adult can’t stop babbling at a work meeting, for instance, it’s probably the work of a troublesome Yo-kai.

 

For more information about YO-KAI WATCH, visit http://yo-kai-world.com. For more information about the first YO-KAI WATCH video game, visit http://yo-kai.nintendo.com/.

 

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/3ds.

 

About YO-KAI WATCH

YO-KAI WATCH is a cross-media universe, following the hilarious misadventures of an average human boy and his involvement with the mischievous Yo-kai (invisible beings that are the cause of life’s daily annoyances) all around him.  Our young hero obtains a special watch, empowering him to discover and summon the mysterious Yo-kai, befriend them and then work together to solve everyday problems… problems that are often caused by other trouble-making Yo-kai!  Discover the adventures of Nate and his Yo-kai companions via video game, animated comedy series, comics, toys and video on demand.  View full episodes on the official YO-KAI WATCH YouTube channel — www.youtube.com/c/YOKAIWATCH — and visit the official website at www.Yo-Kai-World.comOther links include: https://twitter.com/YokaiWatchNews, https://www.facebook.com/YokaiWatchOfficial and https://www.instagram.com/yokaiwatchofficial.

 

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.ca.

 

About LEVEL-5 abby Inc.: Multi-media entertainment company LEVEL-5 abby Inc. creates, produces and distributes highly engaging content for children, adults and game/anime fans worldwide. The company mission is to bring its universally themed popular game and animation content from Japan to fans globally, across all platforms and all devices. LEVEL-5 abby maintains a strong commitment to maintaining its position on the frontier where the newest technologies and great story telling intersect. The company’s tentpole franchises – YO-KAI WATCH™, Little Battler’s eXperience™ (LBX™) and SNACK WORLD™, the latter currently in production– are debuting before western audiences via multiple touch points, including animation, toys, comics, music, and live entertainment. As the company expands, LEVEL-5 abby will also develop original entertainment content designed specifically for Western and global markets. LEVEL-5 abby Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. To learn more, please visit www.level5.co.jp/abby

About Hasbro:

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and consumer product licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

Japanese Sensation YO-KAI WATCH Hits North American Shores on Nintendo 3DS!

VANCOUVER, B.C., November 5, 2015 – Do your socks go missing in the dryer? Are you constantly shopping for useless stuff? Or maybe you can’t stop spilling all of your secrets?  All of this could be caused by Yo-kai! Hundreds of these sometimes spooky, sometimes cute and usually mischievous Yo-kai secretly inhabit our world. They can’t be seen by the human eye, but they’re hiding everywhere! In YO-KAI WATCH, an original game from top Japanese entertainment company LEVEL-5 Inc. launching exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on November 6, you must explore the in-game world to find and befriend more than 200 of these Yo-kai, each with unique skills, strengths and personalities.

“After selling millions and becoming a cultural phenomenon in Japan, YO-KAI WATCH plans to make a big splash in Canada as part of a broad entertainment blitz of a video game, toys, a comic book and an animated comedy series,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s General Manager and Senior Director. “People will find it easy to love this charming game and its memorable characters.”

After selecting to play as a male or female character, you begin an adventure in an expansive world filled with hidden Yo-kai waiting to be discovered. As you explore the world, you will encounter Whisper, the self-proclaimed “Yo-kai Butler,” who entrusts you with a Yo-kai Watch. With this special watch, you’ll be able to see Yo-kai everywhere in town and even befriend them. Befriending new Yo-kai is not always easy, though – in many cases, you will need to battle with them and impress them during your battle. Once befriended, you’ll receive a Yo-kai medal as proof of your new friendship. Then you can summon your new friends with their Yo-kai Medals, form a team, and challenge troublemaking Yo-kai or solve the problems of people in need. Finding all the Yo-kai in the game (especially the rare ones) and seeing their inspired names and charming designs is all part of the fun. As you progress through the story and solve various mysteries around town, you’ll be able to befriend more than 200 Yo-kai in the game. You can summon up to six Yo-kai friends at a time to join your team at any time.

As you collect Yo-kai throughout the game, you can form teams of six Yo-kai at a time. Since each Yo-kai has different abilities, it will take strategy to form the right team and gain the upper hand when confronting particularly troublesome Yo-kai. By strategically initiating Soultimate Moves and purifying your friendly Yo-kai using the touch screen of the Nintendo 3DS system, you can gain the advantage in battle. You can even feed your Yo-kai food, beverages and medicine in battle to heal them. Your assistance and leadership in battle is crucial to success.

Be part of the newest cultural phenomenon and buy YO-KAI WATCH in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on November 6 at a suggested retail price of $49.99. If you want to try before you buy, a free demo of the game is now available to download in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. For people looking to get the game along with a Nintendo 2DS system, an amazing bundle is also available in stores onNovember 6 at a suggested retail price of $129.99. The bundle includes the Nintendo 2DS system and a pre-installed version of YO-KAI WATCH. For more information about the game, visit http://yo-kai.nintendo.com.

Alongside the video game, the YO-KAI WATCH animated TV show is being broadcast on Teletoon on Saturdays at 2 p.m., full episodes of which will be appearing on the Yo-kai Watch Official YouTube Channel on November 5. VIZ Media’s Perfect Square imprint has also made the original manga series available in Canada for the first time. Starting in December, Hasbro, Inc. will introduce an innovative YO-KAI WATCH product line featuring a system of play centered around the YO-KAI WATCH accessory and collectable medals, along with board games, plush and figures. Fans can pre-order the YO-KAI WATCH accessory at select* retailers in Canada starting on November 6.

The Nintendo 3DS family of systems feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visithttp://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/3ds.

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*Pre-order available at Toys R Us, Amazon and EB Games.  See your local store for details.

 

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 686 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.ca

New YO-KAI WATCH Nintendo 2DS Bundle Hits Stores on November 6!

New YO-KAI WATCH Nintendo 2DS Bundle Hits Stores on November 6

Nintendo has created an amazing Nintendo 2DS bundle to celebrate the launch of the YO-KAI WATCH game, which is produced by Japanese gaming company LEVEL-5 and has sold over 8 million in Japan alone. Starting November 6, people can buy a Nintendo 2DS system that comes with a pre-installed version of YO-KAI WATCH, all for a suggested retail price of just $129.99! Nintendo 2DS plays all compatible Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games in 2D. The system is designed to give first-time players an accessible entry point into the exciting world of Nintendo hand-held video games, and YO-KAI WATCH makes for a great pairing.

YO-KAI WATCH features hundreds of sometimes cute, sometimes spooky and usually mischievous Yo-kai that inhabit our world. Players must use their Yo-kai Watch to find Yo-kai, befriend them, and turn them into a team to battle other Yo-kai. More than 200 Yo-kai are hidden all around the world, and each Yo-kai has its own unique skills and characteristics.

For more information about YO-KAI WATCH, visit http://yo-kai.nintendo.com. For more information about Nintendo 2DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/2ds.

Like the Nintendo of Canada Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nintendoofcanada.

Follow Nintendo of Canada on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nintendocanada.