Nintendo has confirmed that it is bringing the first game in Level-5's Yo-kai Watch series to North America and Europe. The game is set to be released exclusively for Nintendo 3DS some time this year.
Yo-kai Watch sees a young boy given a special watch. This watch allows him to see spirits called Yo-kai that can resemble many forms, inanimate or mythical. The protagonist befriends these spirits and eventually learns to summon them for battles against other Yo-kai.
The announcement of the western release of the first game was preceded by the announcement of Yo-Kai Watch 3 during a Level-5 press conference. The third game features the main character moving to the USA, namely the town of St. Peanutsburg, and features many so-called "American Yo-kai". A trailer for Yo-kai Watch 3 can be viewed below.