LET’S PLAY: Yokai Watch Demo (3DS)


Last week Nintendo of Europe released a playable demo of the Yokai Watch onto the Nintendo 3DS eShop and as the game is such a ‘turning point’ for Anime and Nintendo fans so I thought it be a good idea to play the first 15 minutes of the demo to highlight what it has to offer.

In this playable demo of Yokai Watch players will find themselves taking control of Nathan Adams, and his Yokai Sidekick Whisper, as they explore a limited area of the town and help people in need who are suffering from Yokai affected troubles. The challenge here is to find and defeat three different Yokai placed around the map, two of which can be spotted on the map straight away while another can only be found once talking to people in the town.

In addition to this players will be able to use the ‘search’ function in selective spots around the town to find Yokai that are hiding away. Once a Yokai is found a fight will take place and just like a dungeon-crawler styled RPG players will use other Yokai – around eight are available in the demo – to defeat the other Yokai on screen. This is where the game gets a little tricky; as opposed to attacking the enemies players will need to select a yokai (using the bottem screen) and then attack but in order to perform the attack you need to use the bottom and perform a required action. It is a bit fiddlely but it uses the bottem screen to a nice affect; as you shall see in our gameplay video.

Anyone with a Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS can download the Yokai Watch from the Nintendo eShop and the demo itself will come with 30 uses; unlikely the Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX Demo which only came with one.

Yokai Watch will be available on the Nintendo 3DS from the 29th April 2016.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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