posted on 2020-10-08 04:46 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Game launched on Switch on August 13
Level-5 revealed on Thursday that it will release Yo-kai Gakuen Y Wai Wai Gakuen Seikatsu (Yo-Kai Academy Y: Lively Academy Life), the new game in the Yo-kai Watch franchise, digitally on the PlayStation 4 on October 29. The game's first DLC will be available on the same day.
In the "school life RPG," players enroll at Yo-kai Gakuen Y and transform into a "Yo-kai Hero." Characters use the "YSP Watch" (Yo-kai Special Power) to transform and fight against vengeful ghosts.
The game is inspired by Yo-kai Gakuen Y: N to no Sōgū (Yo-Kai Academy Y: An Encounter With N), the new Yo-kai Watch anime series. The anime series premiered last December and is airing on Fridays at 6:25 p.m. on TV Tokyo and its affiliates. The Eiga Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Gakuen Y - Neko wa Hero ni Nareru ka anime film opened in Japan in December 2019.
The television anime centers on protagonist Jinpei Jiba, who can transform into yo-kai hero Benimaru Kengō. The series is set in the same high school academy setting as Eiga Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Gakuen Y - Neko wa Hero ni Nareru ka (Yo-kai Watch Jam the Movie: Yo-Kai Academy Y - Can a Cat be a Hero?), the sixth film in the series, and continues the film's story. The series also introduces new characters and items.