Yo-Kai Watch 4 may not have been localised for the Switch yet, but that doesn’t mean Level-5 hasn’t been busy on other projects. In September the Japanese company revealed it would be bringing the series to the PlayStation 4 and this followed with the announcement of Yo-Kai Watch 4++ in October.
If that wasn’t already enough for all of the Yo-Kai Watch fans out there, earlier this week, Level-5’S CEO Akihiro Hino announced a new title called Yo-Kai Academy Y, by sharing a screenshot of the game on his Twitter account.
According to Siliconera, this new game will “look and play differently” to the previous Yo-Kai Watch games. The screenshot above features Jinpei Jiba (a human version of the Yo-Kai Jibanyan) outside of Y-Academy.
Yo-Kai Watch Academy Y is a spin-off that started out as a movie earlier this month known as Yo-Kai Watch Jam the Movie: Yo-Kai Academy Y – Can a Cat be a Hero? (see video above) and an anime was released earlier this week – Yo-Kai Academy Y: Encounter with N – continuing the story. Yo-Kai Academy is focused on Jinpei and his friends, who are all human in this alternate Yo-Kai world and attend a supernatural school where they investigate mysteries requiring them to fuse with Yo-Kai.
At this point in time, no platforms have been announced for this new Yo-Kai Watch game. Given the series’ history, there’s a good chance the game will come to the Switch.