Today, Level-5 updated the official website for Yo-kai Watch: Sukiyaki, revealing plenty of new details about this third version of Yo-kai Watch 3. First, we have the title of the new Opening song: “Banzai! Ai Zenkai!”, by King Cream Soda (the same group that has performed pretty much all the other openings for the series so far).
Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – New content
As mentioned previously, Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki will include extra story content, from the third movie (Yo-kai Watch: Sora Tobu Kujira to Sekai no Dai Bouken da Nyan). That includes Dai Youki Hogehole, a giant boss.
But that’s not all: this third version features special quests, only available for a limited time. In one of them, Fumi-chan appears; if you clear it that quest, you will be able befriend Mifu, the Yo-kai version of Fumi-chan.
Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – Busters T
Another new feature of Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (but also coming to Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura via a Software update): the Busters T(reasure) mode, with more or less the same gameplay as Yo-kai Watch Busters. One of the dungeons is called the Mountain of Gods, and you can access it after linking the other Yo-kai Watch 3 versions. If you manage to defeat the Legend Yo-kai found inside, then you will befriend them.
In Busters T mode, you go explore some dungeons in Single Player or Multiplayer (up to 4 players). Your goal is to get the treasure inside, but naturally, there are plenty of enemies defending it… no to mention traps. In other words, co-operating with the other players is key.
Each player (or Yo-kai if you’re playing on your own) should have their own role. Chosing the right Yo-kai is also key to make it out alive of the dungeons… with the treasure!
Here’s the various roles:
- Attacker (example: Yakyou): their focus is on attacking;
- Healer (example: Koalanyan): their focus is on support;
- Tank (example: Galandou): their focus is on attracting enemies’ attention, to defend teammates;
- Ranger (example: Saki no Bashi): their focus is on confuse enemies with a wide variety of special techniques. Some Yo-kai apparently know some very useful techniques.
And here’s how dungeon exploration goes:
- Step 1: you get ready at the camp. If you’re playing on your own, you can take up to three Yo-kai with you. Don’t forget to pick up the right items and pieces of equipment!
- Step 2: you chose the dungeon you want to head to, depending on the treasure you want to get. Naturally, the enemies and bosses are not the same, so that’s another thing to take into account when picking up a dungeon to explore. If you’re playing with other players, make sure you to take the time to discuss things with them first.
- Step 3: you head to the dungeon. Every dungeon has a different appearance and layout, with several levels. Naturally, the deeper you go, the tougher the enemies become!
- Step 4: proceed carefully inside the dungeon, while avoid traps and fighting off enemies. The layout of the dungeon changes every time you enter it, so you need to be prepared and adapt to every possible situation.
- Step 5: the treasure is always guarded by a powerful boss Yo-kai, in the deepest level of the dungeon. If you’re defeated, then you will lose everything you’ve collected on the way. If you feel like you cannot defeat the boss, then you can chose to go back to camp, so that you can keep what you’ve collected. Sometimes, it’s better to simply admit defeat, and retreat before it’s too late…
- Step 6: you’ve defeated the boss, and you can make your escape with all the precious loot you’ve collected. The treasure you’ve collected will remain a complete mystery to you until you’ve had it appraised at the camp. Who knows, you may end up with something truly fantastic!
As for the types of dungeons you can explore, there’s ancient pyramids, an old mansion, a space station, a cave, and more. There are also special Mystery Legend dungeon, that can only be opened with a Ruins Stone. Inside, there are special Mystery Legend Yo-kai that you can befriend, and which are only found in those special dungeons.
Here’s some Mystery Legend Yo-kai you can find:
- Reaction Dai Ou
Naturally, each version of the game (Sushi / Tempura / Sukiyaki) features its own exclusive dungeon. To explore those not available in your version, you have to play with other players who own a different version.
Enemies found in the dungeons include Yo-kai such as Bagelton, Manmamiira, or Otakaramodoki. As for bosses, we have:
- Chrono Ooman
- Super Tenchou
The treasure found in the dungeons is called “New Parts”, and they are special items you cannot find anywhere else. Some of them allow you to increase the rank of your Yo-kai, to easily befriend specific Yo-kai, and more.
But that’s not all: you can also find special collaboration items, as part of the on-going collaboration with Final Fantasy XIV.
Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – New Yo-kai
There will also be brand new Yo-kai, including Warunorin, a new Hero Yo-kai which is exclusive to Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki. It’s a treasure hunter, who is apparently linked to the other two Hero Yo-kai: Skyshariman (Sushi) / Saki-chan (Tempura).
Other new Yo-kai include:
- Nandaryuu Ou (from the Slippery Tribe): a Legend Yo-kai, said to be the greatest of all Dragon Yo-kai. It looks like he was even worshipped by humans in the very distant past;
- U(ltimate) Robonyan
- Saki no Bashi
- Mecha Kyubi
- Mecha Orochi
- Sunny Lettuce-san
- Ittan Sorry
- Wall Guy
- Gorgeous Taishi
As for new Legend Meriken Yo-kai (Meriken are the “american” Yo-kai), we have:
Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – Medals
Yo-kai Watch 3 introduces a new type of Yo-kai medal, equiped with a NFC chip. You can “charge” those medals with special energy, which can then be used to get special Yo-kai in the game. There will be two more “energies” to charge the medals with:
- Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – Dark energy, which can be used to try and get Yami no Youki
- ??? – Light energy, which can be used to try and get Hikari no Youki
Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki – Extras
Naturally, Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki will let you transfer your save data from Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura. You will be able to continue from where you left off in the story, but also transfer all the Yo-kai you’ve befriended. And if you link all three versions, there are even more bonuses to get.
Finally, here’s one more early purchase bonus for the physical version:
From launch, Level-5 will begin distributing Yo-kai Gachacoins, like they did following the release of Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura. The coins are exactly the same as during the first distribution:
- 1 Special coin (allows you to easily get a S-Rank Yo-kai)
- 1 Five Stars coin (increases your chances to get a S-Rank Yo-kai)
- 8 Gachacoins
They will be available until February 15th. Players who previously got them in Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura will be able to get them again.
Finally, the special Dokidoki coins are also making a comeback, and will be available from Tsutaya de DS hotspots until March 31st. You can get them to get rare Yo-kai.
Here’s plenty of screencaps from the official website:
Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (3DS) comes out on December 15th in Japan.