Yo-kai Gakuen Y Wai Wai Gakuen Seikatsu Game Launches on Switch on August 13
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for Level-5's Yo-kai Watch franchise revealed on Friday that the Yo-kai Gakuen Y Wai Wai Gakuen Seikatsu (Yo-Kai Academy Y: Lively Academy Life) game will launch digitally for Nintendo Switch in Japan on August 13. The game will also launch on PlayStation 4 digitally "soon."
In the "school life RPG," players will enroll at Yo-kai Gakuen Y and transform into a "Yo-kai Hero." Characters will 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 on December 27 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 on December 13.
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.