News Level-5 Files 'Yo-Kai Watch' Trademark in the U.S.
posted on 2014-01-23 23:57 EST
Video game developer Level-5 filed to register the trademark "Yo-Kai Watch" in the United States on January 17 for video games, animation, and toys.
Level-5 announced the Yokai Watch franchise in 2011 with a game, manga, and anime already planned. The franchise's game for the Nintendo 3DS was released in Japan on July 11.
The story begins when Kēta discovers an old capsule toy vending machine in the forest. Kēta receives a mysterious watch and meets a ghost butler named Whisper. Whisper tells Kēta that the watch allows him to see supernatural creatures — both good and evil — that he could not see before in everyday life. With Whisper and his other companion Jibanyan, Kēta explores his town for other ghosts to battle.
The anime premiered on January 8.
Level-5 registered a trademark for "Inazuma Eleven" in the United States on December 19. Nintendo listed an Inazuma Eleven 3DS game in North America for the first quarter of 2014 but removed it.