Tomorrow, Level-5 will held its Level-5 Vision 2016 event, where we will get plenty of details about new and already announced projects. And yesterday, what looks like trademarks related to those projects “leaked” via the European Union Intellectual Property Office portal.
The trademarks are the following:
- Inazuma Eleven Ares (most definitely the title of the new Inazuma Eleven game)
- Megaton Musashi (a trademark that was previously filed in Japan)
- Otmé HERO (Level-5’s new cross-media project?)
- Yo-kai Daijiten (the name of the Yo-kai encyclopedia/compendium where the Yo-kai medals are stored)
- Lady Layton (the name of the new Professor Layton adventure game/series?)
- Yo-kai Watch Geraporhythm (a mobile game that originally came out in 2015 in Japan)
Since those trademarks were registered in Europe, that means that Level-5 has plans for a European (and North American) release. Unfortunately, they’re not a confirmation or anything: after all, the trademark for Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy was registered last year, and nothing has been announced so far…
A couple of months ago, Nintendo of America announced that Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Soul / Bony Spirits would release in September in North America. Since the very first game had just come out in Europe, nothing was announced for that region, even though it was extremely unlike the second entry in the series would skip it.
Still have your doubt? Then you can put them to rest for good: the two versions of Yo-kai Watch 2 were rated yesterday by the Australian Classification Board in Australia. That confirms that an Australian (and European) release is guaranteed.
The first Yo-kai Watch game came out several months early in Australia, due to the anime series debuting in December. It’s not clear if Yo-kai Watch 2 will follow the same release pattern, or if it will be released at the same time in Europe and Australia.