Yo-kai Watch World (Japanese: 妖怪ウォッチワールド Yōkai Wocchi Wārudo) is an augmented reality, location-based adventure game developed by Level-5 and GungHo Online Entertainment. It was announced and released on iOS and Android smartphones on June 27, 2018, in Japan.
The gameplay is similar to that of Pokémon Go, where the player goes out and tries to find Yo-kai to battle and befriend. Players can encounter different events whilst roaming in the real world and can send out different Yo-kai for combat. The game is developed using Unity and works using Google Maps services.
The game was announced during a Japanese live stream on June 27, 2018.
GungHo revealed an upcoming collaboration with their game, Puzzles and Dragons.
- Many exclusive variants of existing Yo-kai exist within this game.
- Despite the name of the game, Yo-kai in Yo-kai Watch World can only be found when the player’s location is somewhere in Japan.