This is a role-playing game in which players help a young boy regain his lost memories. As players traverse around a city, they can identify and interact with ghost-like creatures (Yo-Kai) and use them in turn-based combat against other creatures. Yo-Kai can use various attacks (e.g., punches, sword slashes, magic spells) to drain opponents’ life meters; colorful light effects, smacking/zapping sounds, and depleting hit points indicate damage during battles. A handful of sequences also depict violent acts: a cat hit by a truck; a child beaten up by bullies.
The game includes several depictions and references to bodily functions: a Yo-Kai called Snotsolong with mucous dripping from its nose; Yo-Kai (Cuttincheez and Cheeksqueek) with buttocks for heads that use flatulence-like attacks; dialogue that states, “It smells a little like my farts. . .” and “I mean, if it were my farts that had made this smoke. . . You’d have been knocked out!”
Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls will be released on the 30th of September in the North American region. If you are interested, you can preorder the two 3DS games with the following links on Amazon: Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls.