Nintendo of Canada Announces Yo-kai Watch Nintendo 2DS Bundle

Plus store events and giveaways.

This holiday season, the Japanese phenomenon known as Yo-kai Watch is coming to North America, and Nintendo of Canada is ready to push it in a big way.

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For starters, the LEVEL-5 (Professor Layton, Fantasy Life) developed title will be the focus of a brand-new Nintendo 2DS console bundle. Retailing for $129.99, the console comes with a pre-installed version of the game beginning November 6th — the same day the game becomes available in stores and the Nintendo eShop for $49.99.

Yo-kai Watch is a slightly Pokemon-esque series, but rather than capturing and training a variety of creatures lurking in the wild, the focus is instead on the more than 200 cute, mischievous spirits that inhabit our world.

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To prepare everyone for their arrival, Nintendo of Canada has also announced a series of events taking place at retail stores across the country throughout the remainder of October and November. There, the Yo-kai known as Jibanyan and Komasan (seen above) will be available to make new friends and allow them to try the game out for themselves at the following locations:

Alberta
Dec. 5: Toys R Us – 10450 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, 11:30am – 1pm
Dec. 6: Toys R Us – 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, 12pm – 1:30pm
Dec. 12: Toys R Us – 3940 Gateway Blvd. NW, Edmonton, 11:30am – 3:30pm
Dec. 13: Toys R Us – 9908 170th St, Edmonton, 12pm – 1:30pm
Dec. 13: Toys R Us – 13029 97th St. NW, Edmonton, 3pm – 4:30pm

British Columbia
Nov. 21: Surrey Tree Lighting Ceremony: Surrey City Hall Plaza, 13450 104th Ave, Surrey, 12pm – 7pm
Nov. 29: Toys R Us: 4800 Kingsway, Burnaby, 2:30pm – 4pm

Ontario
Oct. 24: Great Wolf Lodge – 3950 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Oct. 25: Toronto West Halloween Fest – Bloor St. W. between Jane St. and Runnymede, 10am – 4pm
Nov. 6: Toys R Us – 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr, Vaughan, 6pm – 7:30pm
Nov. 7: Toys R Us – 690 Evans Ave, Etobicoke, 11:30am – 1pm
Nov. 8: Toys R Us – #23 – 1448 Lawrence Ave. E, North York, 12pm- 1:30pm

Quebec
Nov. 14: Kirkland Cineplex – 3200 Rue Jean-Yves, Kirkland, 1:30pm – 7:30pm
Nov. 15: Kirkland Cineplex – 3200 Rue Jean-Yves, Kirkland, 1:30pm – 7:30pm

Some select locations will also be privy to giveaways while supplies last, and note that some events may require an entry fee. More dates and locations may be announced, so be sure to check back at this link if you don’t see a location near you in the list above.

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