Yo-kai Watch Trademark From Level-5 Hints The 3DS Game Might Come Over

By Spencer . January 22, 2014 . 11:40am

image Level-5’s newest multimedia series is about a boy and a watch that lets him see Japanese spirits called youkai. Youkai Watch no make that Yo-kai Watch for Nintendo 3DS was a long tall seller is already getting a new game in Japan.


Perhaps, Level-5 is going to bring Yo-kai Watch overseas? We think there’s a fair chance since Level-5 filed a trademark for Yo-kai Watch in the USA.


Level-5 also registered a trademark in the United States for Inazuma Eleven recently, too, and we saw a rating for Weapon Shop de Omasse. Hmm… Level-5 looks pretty busy, but there hasn’t been any news about any of these games yet.

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  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    So many japanese games need to be localized

  • Guilherme Matheus Silva

    Oh please, localize this game! I want to understand its Battle System!!

  • Muddied_Waters

    Was just playing the demo for this last night. It’s pretty cute, but I wasn’t too big on the battle system, since your battle commands require you to focus on the bottom screen (tapping dots, drawing rapid circles, etc) while the action never fully stops on the top screen, with the enemies attacking while you may or may not be paying attention. I’m sure it’s pretty doable after getting used to it, but I decided it definitely wasn’t a title I needed to import. If it comes out here though, I may bite and give it a chance.

  • Taylor Greene

    Level 5 I love you. Please let me buy your games.

  • Solomon_Kano

    As a great man once said, make it so.

  • Nameless App 1989

    Wasn’t Inazuma Eleven trademarked as well? Heard nothing since…

  • Ladius

    I hope all those games end up being published in the US, but I’m still extremely sad the only L5 game I was really hyped about, Time Travelers, has been left in Japan for good :(

    It was available on three different platforms and its localization was even leaked in a slide during a Spanish Nintendo event in November 2012, but since 2013 passed without any announcement whatsoever I think there’s no hope left.

    • Euphoria

      It sold very poorly in Japan, I believe.

      • Ladius

        Yeah, it sold worse than some niche visual novels despite its production values and being apparently really good.

        My hopes peaked up after the aforementioned localization leak, but since there hasn’t been any development (aside from EX Trooper, it’s the only game in that Nintendo Spain list that hasn’t been localized or announced) I imagine the ship has sailed :

  • Please let the game come over. ;u;

    They could even put the anime on The Hub, or CN after Beyblade (and allow a better chance of preserving names and culture).

    • Steven Higgins

      The best chance for keeping the Japanese influence would be FUNimation, but that is far less accessible and less child-oriented.

      • Whoever is handling Beyblade (Nelvana, I think?) does a pretty good job too. Or, okay enough anyway.

        • Steven Higgins

          I’ll take your word on that. All I know is that FUNi keeps everything. Names, cultural references, they don’t even change the theme song.

          • Yeah, at times I have some complaints about their translation (okay, fairly often), but I do like that they don’t try to edit out names and cultural references.

  • ZengarZombolt

    still waiting for Fantasy Life localization

    • Shane Guidaboni

      Was just about to mention: wasn’t there a Fantasy Life trademark registered in NA, too?

      • Slickyslacker

        The game’s trademark was somehow registered in Australia, which lead to everyone presuming that it would naturally be released everywhere else. Nothing has happened since, unfortunately.

  • Rogerrmark

    I was hyped after Fantasy Life registry. Then it never came.

    Not hyped for now.

  • Spirit Macardi

    So they’re trying to get more of a presence in the west, and yet the White Knight servers remain offline…

  • Slickyslacker

    I never thought that this day would come…

    Well, here’s to high expectations for the next Nintendo Direct.

  • Two episodes in, and I’m not feeling the anime. However, I wouldn’t mind the game coming over to the west. Just need that Fantasy Life trademarked too.

  • Lynx

    Not holding my breath.

    Danball/LBX was done at one point too and nothing came of that.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Or did it?

  • makubexnas
    • Renaldi Saputra

      maybe they will prefer play the physical card itself

  • Renaldi Saputra

    hopefully level5 isn’t trolling us

  • Taylor Davis

    Please, I would be a happy girl!

  • Shane Guidaboni

    This is one of the few Japanese games I very much want to see localized. Please, Level 5! I even sent them an email suggesting they localize it, though they never wrote back to me.

  • Tsurugi

    Bring Inazuma Eleven 1-2-3 and IE GO!, Danball Senki Wars and Youkai Watch for 3DS to USA

  • curecurry

    I hope it comes to the West soon.

    I’ve made a Youkai Watch Fan Community (youkaiwatch.livejournal.com), anyone interested to join? We can discuss all things Youkai Watch there.

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