Level-5 Trademarks Yo-kai Watch in the US
Posted by Tim Latshaw
Watch for monsters
You know youkai? Those strange creatures of Japanese folklore that sometimes masquerade as "raccoons" or "turtles" in certain localized games? Level-5 might be giving these monsters more of their due outside of Japan, if recent trademarks are any indication.
According to Siliconera, Level-5 has trademarked "Yo-Kai Watch" in the United States. This is likely an Anglicization of Youkai Watch, a popular title released in Japan about a boy with a special watch that lets him interact with the titular monsters. Youkai Watch also has its own anime and manga series, with a second game already on the way.
Youkai Watch seems to have a Pokémon aura to it, but also touches of Dragon Quest and even Level-5's own Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale. With the potential of an Inazuma Eleven title making its way to North America, the possibility of Level-5 also making "Yo-Kai Watch" materialize appears quite hopeful.
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