During the month of April, it was announced the next installment in Level-5’s Yo-Kai Watch video game franchise would be released on the Nintendo Switch. Simply known as Yo-Kai Watch 4, the game was scheduled for Japan later this year. CoroCoro - a monthly Japanese manga magazine - has now revealed the first official video for the upcoming game, in the form of a teaser trailer. 

The brief clip shows the franchise’s original protagonist, Keita. Also making an appearance is Keita's daughter, Natsume, and Shin - the star of the upcoming Yo-Kai Watch film, Forever Friends. The trailer teases doors will open to three worlds while displaying the key-shaped 'Yo-kai Ark' item. Based on the footage, it appears the title is still on track for a 2018 release in Japan. Meanwhile, in the West, fans of the series continue to wait for the localisation of Yo-Kai Watch 3 on 3DS.

Earlier this month Level-5 opened a website for the 5th-anniversary commemorative Yo-Kai Watch game which will be revealed at a YouTube live stream event on 27th June. The pictures alongside the announcement (as can be seen above) show Yo-kai holding smartphones.

Tell us in the comments what you think about the teaser trailer and what you expect from the commemorative announcement.

[via animenewsnetwork.com]