Yo-Kai Watch Coming to McDonald's Latin America
Santa Monica, Calif. (March 22, 2018) –Level-5 abby is partnering with McDonald's Latin America to bring YO-KAI WATCH toys to Happy Meals in select countries. Starting in mid-March and running through mid-April, anyone who purchases a Happy Meal at participating McDonald's restaurants will receive one of eight toys based on the popular animated series. These characters are also featured in the YO-KAI WATCH game for Nintendo 3DS.
“McDonald's is an iconic brand recognized all around the world and we're looking forward to introducing YO-KAI WATCH to a new Latin American audience through this Happy Meal partnership,” said Yukari Hayakawa, Level-5 abby Chief Operation Officer. “Happy Meals are enjoyed by kids and parents alike, and we hope for the same with Yōkai Watch.”
YO-KAI WATCH is an animated series about a boy with the ability to communicate with Yo-kai, mischievous beings with unique abilities. Themed toys will be available in participating restaurant Happy Meals in the following countries:
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
For more information on YO-KAI WATCH and Level-5 abby visit www.level5.co.jp/abby.
About LEVEL-5 Inc.
LEVEL-5 Inc. plans, creates, and markets video game software and produces mega-hit IPs targeting kids around the world. The company specializes in cross-media strategies and oversees corresponding counterparts (anime, toys, manga, etc.) for its titles. The company's flagship LAYTON™ series has sold more than 17 million units worldwide, The Ni no Kuni™ series, featuring animations created the Academy Award-winning Studio Ghibli, has sold more than 1.4 million titles worldwide and has received numerous prominent game awards. LEVEL-5's cross-media titles include INAZUMA ELEVEN™, Little Battlers eXperience, and YO-KAI WATCH™ – which has sold over 11 million copies of its games worldwide. All forms of YO-KAI WATCH™ merchandise, including toys and games, are universally popular among people of all ages. While maintaining its foundation as a game company, LEVEL-5 Inc. continues to actively explore collaborations with other media as it strives to flourish as a world-class entertainment brand. To learn more, please visit http://level5abby.com.
About Arcos Dorados
Arcos Dorados is the world's largest independent McDonald's franchisee in terms of systemwide sales and number of restaurants, operating the largest quick service restaurant (“QSR”) chain in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has the exclusive right to own, operate and grant franchises of McDonald's restaurants in 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries and territories, including Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Company operates or franchises over 2,100 McDonald's-branded restaurants with over 90,000 employees and is recognized as one of the best companies to work for in Latin America. Arcos Dorados is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ARCO). To learn more about the Company, please visit the Investors section of our website: www.arcosdorados.com/ir