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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2016: Day 2 — YO-KAI WATCH 2 & Monster Hunter Generations

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Two games with large Japanese fanbases that we don't understand.

Do you think KoopaTV's staff are well-versed in Japanese culture?

Well, read on to see how Ludwig, Rawk, and Vortexica are baffled and bored by LEVEL-5's YO-KAI WATCH 2 and CAPCOM's Monster Hunster Generations. Only on Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2016!

Nintendork 13 13 3:38 pm
    Special guest.
    Trailer first.
    From Level 5.
    Yo-kai Watch 2!
    Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls.

 RawkHawk2010 3:39 pm
    "Travel back in time to 60 years ago!"

 RawkHawk2010 3:40 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 3:40 pm
    Oh woah we're not synced

 RawkHawk2010 3:40 pm
    To 1956?

 Nintendork 13 13 3:40 pm
    You're way ahead.
    Available 9/30/2016

 RawkHawk2010 3:40 pm
    Refresh yo.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:40 pm
    The dude is there.
    Who is he?
    Not wearing any ribbons.
    But he has a weird wristgear.

 RawkHawk2010 3:40 pm
    Why are we going back to 1956?

 Nintendork 13 13 3:40 pm
    WHAT'S THE GUY'S NAME? 3:40 pm
    Didn't the first game, like, just come out?

 RawkHawk2010 3:41 pm
    Is it so Yokai can fight Jim Crow laws? 3:41 pm
    There's already a sequel?

 Nintendork 13 13 3:41 pm
    There was a large gap between Japan's release and America's. 3:41 pm
    Ahhh, that makes sense.

 RawkHawk2010 3:41 pm
    did americans even buy the first one

 Nintendork 13 13 3:41 pm
    So was it not localised yet?
    Well there's a cartoon and everything.
    So I assume so.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:42 pm
    You can fact-check. 3:42 pm
    I think it sold about 400,000 units IIRC.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:42 pm
    There you go.
    To be honest I had no idea "Yo-Kai Watch" meant an actual watch.
    Like, clock-watch.

Real Life YO-KAI Watch arm wear
The titular YO-KAI WATCH itself, model 0.

 RawkHawk2010 3:43 pm
    I did.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:43 pm
    I thought it was Watch like, sentry.

 RawkHawk2010 3:43 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 3:43 pm
    Sam asking Japanese dude to explain for the Americans.
    Well Sam said "some of our viewers"

 RawkHawk2010 3:43 pm
    I don't like the designs of these dudes.
    These Yokais.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:43 pm
    which the translator translated as "Americans"

 RawkHawk2010 3:44 pm
    There was a Yokai in the trailer that was just an overweight human.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:44 pm
    "Yo-kai are not monsters, creatures, or ghosts. They kinda are like ghosts, but they each have their own personality and charm."
    It's out September 30 and not localised?

 RawkHawk2010 3:44 pm are ghosts.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:44 pm
    "We're still developing the English-language version of this game."

 RawkHawk2010 3:45 pm
    is that the thing from Uprising

 Nintendork 13 13 3:45 pm

 RawkHawk2010 3:45 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 3:45 pm
    Inanimate objects with female legs is probably a weird Japanese trope.
    Yo-Kai Watch 1 has a 3DS eShop demo.

 RawkHawk2010 3:46 pm
    I'm gonna call it Mimicutie since I'll never learn these things' names.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:46 pm
    I just never played it because the game requires the L and R buttons and I downloaded it on my old 3DS.
    I guess there's Yo-kai Amie.
    Rubbing and touching them.
    Sam talking about always doing something during battle.
    (Like you're always doing something in Mari0 Party Star Rush?)

 RawkHawk2010 3:47 pm
    Treehousers are obsessed with this point.
    I assume they hate All-Star Rest Areas.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:48 pm
    They really like this blue cat in a cape.

 RawkHawk2010 3:48 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 3:48 pm
    But I guess it's not named in America yet.

 RawkHawk2010 3:48 pm
    "Nate" is the dude's name.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:48 pm
    So I dunno what to print-screen or how to name stuff.

 RawkHawk2010 3:48 pm
    When they mentioned "Nate's grandfather" I thought they were talking about Bihldorff's.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:48 pm
    Sam thinks the original Japanese is hilarious.

 RawkHawk2010 3:49 pm
    Where even is Bihldorff?

 Nintendork 13 13 3:49 pm
    I dunno. Probably working.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:50 pm
    I was gonna ask you what's happening, but I know you wouldn't know.
    Who's talking now?

 RawkHawk2010 3:51 pm
    I wouldn't? 3:51 pm
    Speaking of these Yo-kai designs.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:51 pm
    Of course you wouldn't.
    >_> 3:51 pm

 RawkHawk2010 3:51 pm
    I knew the watch was a watch. 3:51 pm
    That makes me glad there's no Pokemon based on flatulence.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:51 pm

 RawkHawk2010 3:52 pm
    "Anton ‏@buizel009  May 2
    @NintendoUK And people say Gen V Pokémon are stupid"

 Nintendork 13 13 3:52 pm

YO-KAI WATCH 2 mirror glass
Uh...rawr? Maybe it's not a mirror, since this isn't showing my lovely face.

 RawkHawk2010 3:52 pm
    ...No idea.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:53 pm
    "one of the most funnest parts of development"

 RawkHawk2010 3:54 pm
    I don't like this game. 3:54 pm
    "Let's have a Yo-kai based on farting!"
    "Great! Build the design around that!"

 RawkHawk2010 3:54 pm
    Did we have more fun watching Star Rush?
    I think we did.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:54 pm
    The only person I know who plays it is Samantha Lienhard.
    Maybe she'll leave a comment.
    Yeah I liked Star Rush more.
    Which is really bad.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:55 pm
    I liked Breath of the Wild more than anything else shown today, too.
    By far.

 RawkHawk2010 3:55 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 3:56 pm
    Maybe Nintendo should've only had one game after all.
    Yo-Kai Watch had an open world, and Yo-Kai Watch 2 wants to expand on that with TIME TRAVEL.

 RawkHawk2010 3:56 pm
    Well we're only saying that now that we've seen the alternative.

 Nintendork 13 13 3:57 pm
    Something about Japanese mythology.
    Every kid in Japan knows about the Yo-kai.
    (Well, what about US?)

 RawkHawk2010 3:58 pm
    they keep using the term "Yokai-Watch Original Yokai"
    That's almost as clunky as "Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan."

 Nintendork 13 13 3:59 pm
    Does that mean it's a Yo-kai that first appeared in Yo-Kai Watch 1, or a Yo-Kai Level 5 made up for the game and not from Japanese mythology?

 RawkHawk2010 3:59 pm
    no idea

 Nintendork 13 13 4:00 pm
    See, I KNEW asking you is fruitless. 4:00 pm
    Both of those seem equally plausible.

 Nintendork 13 13 4:01 pm
    I published that.
    KoopaTV has over 5000 comments now.
    (Our staff hasn't made a comment on our own site since June 12.) 4:01 pm
    Yay for us.

 Nintendork 13 13 4:01 pm
    Oh, they have a new mode.
    Did they say four player co-op?

YO-KAI WATCH 2 Multiplayer mode 3DS
Multiplayer mode.

 Nintendork 13 13 4:03 pm
    The players play as yo-kai.
    The audience is really rowdy.
    In Japan, four-player co-op is literally a different game.

 RawkHawk2010 4:04 pm
    I thought they were "almost out of time."

 Nintendork 13 13 4:04 pm
    I'm scared of what's next.

 RawkHawk2010 4:04 pm
    lol 4:05 pm
    I has to be better than this.

 RawkHawk2010 4:05 pm
    surely 4:05 pm

 RawkHawk2010 4:06 pm
    Did Chicko just mention Mother Teresa? 4:06 pm
    I like how the only think we've been remotely agreeable towards was appropriately titled "Oasis".

 RawkHawk2010 4:06 pm
    I hate these environments.
    They're so drab.
    They remind me of TWEWY's.

 RawkHawk2010 4:08 pm
    final words

 Nintendork 13 13 4:08 pm
    We're just about out of time, again.

 RawkHawk2010 4:10 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 4:10 pm
    "in a second we're coming back"

 RawkHawk2010 4:10 pm

 RawkHawk2010 4:20 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 4:20 pm
    JC with awesome people from CAPCOM
    A bunch of Japanese dudes.
    And translators.

 RawkHawk2010 4:21 pm
    and they don't look happy.

 Nintendork 13 13 4:21 pm
    "Tristan! Talk to me man."
    New areas, new story, new monsters. Customised hunting experience.
    Got 'em hunting styles, and Hunter Arts.

 RawkHawk2010 4:22 pm
    does that dude's shirt say "Die"?

 Nintendork 13 13 4:22 pm
    "BBQ SPIT"

 RawkHawk2010 4:22 pm
    wait til it goes back

 Nintendork 13 13 4:22 pm
    No rainbow ribons for CAPCOM dudes.

 Nintendork 13 13 4:22 pm
    Woah these explosion effects
    Are those in-game?

 RawkHawk2010 4:23 pm
    print screen

Monster Hunter producer DIE shirt Nintendo Treehouse Live E3 2016
DIE. Guess that'd be weird with a rainbow ribbon.

 Nintendork 13 13 4:23 pm
    Monster Hunter Generations available July 15
    Yes it does.

 RawkHawk2010 4:23 pm
    lolololol 4:23 pm
    I liked that trailer music.

 Nintendork 13 13 4:23 pm
    NO ONE here has rainbow ribbons.

 RawkHawk2010 4:24 pm
    Well, a "BBQ Spit" shirt and a rainbow ribbon are obviously mutually exclusive.

 Nintendork 13 13 4:24 pm
    The game is coming out a month from now, so at least this is in English.
    So we could all buy this game as a staff and play it together.

 Nintendork 13 13 4:24 pm
    Since Vortexica isn't getting a Wii U.

 RawkHawk2010 4:24 pm
    We coooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuld
    ...But we won't.

 Nintendork 13 13 4:25 pm
    And we wouldn't play the Wii U Monster Hunter which is sooo much better.

 RawkHawk2010 4:25 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 4:25 pm
    Oh hey they have labels about which 3DS is which person.
    How come they couldn't do that for Star Rush? 4:25 pm
    Not the real Kojima.

 RawkHawk2010 4:25 pm
    Gonna assume the Kojima isn't actually Kojima.

 Nintendork 13 13 4:26 pm
    They said they've taken feedback from Monster Hunter 4 on Wii U.
    Something about hitstun I dunno.
    Better than Yo-Kai Watch 2.

 RawkHawk2010 4:26 pm

 Nintendork 13 13 4:26 pm
    I'm personally watching Tristan.
    So is this chat auto-chat?

 RawkHawk2010 4:27 pm
    After the 10th minute of four dudes ganging up on the same bird we'll be zoning out I imagine. 4:27 pm
    I'm watching Kojima since he looks like he's playing as a giant chipmunk.

 Nintendork 13 13 4:28 pm
    Kojima was getting wrecked.

Monster Hunter Generations Nintendo Treehouse Live CAPCOM
Kojima has stars in his eyes. 4:28 pm
    He dug underground. O:

 Nintendork 13 13 4:29 pm
    Got dat stamina depletion.
    14 weapons.
    The bird doesn't care.
    Oh it fell.
    Are they chatting about Zelda?
    "It was really awesome."
    Monster Hunter guy got a "VIP" experience with Breath of the Wild.
    Kojima is napping.

 Nintendork 13 13 4:31 pm
    He looks mad. 4:33 pm
    Speaking of Zelda, I like to think they're imagining that owl is Kaepora Gaebora, to give them added incentive to wail on it.

 Nintendork 13 13 4:33 pm
    ...yeak Rawk's right about this thing's watchability.
    Apparently he couldn't finish Zelda in time.
    So he wants to beat the bird before stream is over.

 RawkHawk2010 4:33 pm
    I'm literally playing Pocket Card Jockey right now.
    And have been for a while.

 Nintendork 13 13 4:33 pm
    Bird died.
    June 30th, demo will be available on eShop.
    Distribute  2 codes to 3DS owners via e-mail.
    As of today?

Monster Hunter Generations demo 3DS blue bird owl death
The bird's dying animation.

 Nintendork 13 13 4:36 pm
    Oh, "Monster Hunter 4 U" is "Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate" not "Monster Hunter 4 Wii U"
    Out of time.
    Coming up next Dragon Quest 7!
    Okay guys, THAT should be good.

The other staffers want Ludwig to stop jinxing the games by saying they'll be good. Stay tuned to see if Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past is any good.

Since we seem to think Mario Party: Star Rush was a better log, you can read that one here.


  1. Yokai Watch only wishes it was as successful as Pokemon.

  2. Yo-kai Watch! *waves hand in response to my name drop*

    Okay, I played the first game, and it was fun. It had some definite problems, in particular:
    1. weak story
    2. the mechanic to catch yo-kai was horrible
    3. the map wasn't too helpful

    Now, people say Yo-kai Watch 2 has a much better story, and I get that impression just from what they showed today. They also improved the catching (okay, "befriending," not "catching") mechanic, so that shouldn't be as annoying.

    I didn't see enough of the map to judge it.

    But overall, I'm excited for Yo-kai Watch 2!


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