In Yo-kai Watch World the player goes to real world locations and finds yo-kai to battle and befriend. Players can encounter different events whilst roaming. On top of featuring yo-kai from previous games, Yo-kai Watch World features a variety of new yo-kai such as Surfernyan and and Bullet Train Usapyon.
There are no current plans for localizations of the game.
Yo-kai Watch World provides examples of:
- Augmented Reality: Players encounter and battle yo-kai in real life.
- Exergaming: As the game is tied to real life, walking considerable distances is encouraged.
- No Plot? No Problem!: Similar to Pokémon GO, there's no actual plot. Just go fight and befriend yo-kai.
- Palette Swap: The new yo-kai are palette swaps of previous yo-kai.