Level-5 will release Yo-kai Watch 1 for mobile devices in Japan around noon on July 10, 2021. The game will be available as a one-time purchase app. It will launch with a discounted price of 1,220 yen (~$11) until August 16, 2021, after which it will have a regular price of 1,960 yen (~$18). [Thanks, Game Watch!]
This mobile port was the new game announcement teased by Level-5 in the Yo-kai Watch 8th Anniversary stream. Yo-kai Watch 1 will let you choose between Keita and Fumi-chan as the story’s protagonist. It will also support NFC to link with existing toys in the franchise, such as the Yo-kai Sword and Y Medals. However, it will not include the Local Versus and Mysterious Lens features.
Level-5 has also published guidelines for publishing videos and screenshots from the Yo-kai Watch 1 mobile port. It will generally allow players to record almost all parts of the game — including post-game content — with proper copyright notations. The only exception where recording is fully prohibited is the ending scenes after defeating the final boss.
Yo-kai Watch 1 will be available for Android and iOS mobile devices in Japan on July 10, 2021. It is also available on the Nintendo 3DS and Switch. However, only the 3DS version of the game received English worldwide releases.