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Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y opening movie released

Check out the theme song!

Level-5 has released the opening movie for Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y, which launches digitally in Japan on Aug. 13th, 2020. Check out the intro action above, which features the theme song “Gakuen Spacy,” written and composed by Nayutalien, and sung by P-Marusama featuring YSP Club.

Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y launches in Japan on Aug. 13th, 2020, DLC detailed and new commercials released

Yo-Kai watch out!

Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y – Waiwai Gakuen Seikatsu is set to hit the Switch eShop in Japan on August 13th, 2020 for 4,800 yen. The following paid DLC will be available at launch.

With the Popular Person Pack #1 – 500 yen
With the Popular Person Pack #2 – 500 yen
Rare Drop Fortune Pack – 500 yen
New Student Support: Speed Growth Pack – 500 yen
New Student Support: Recommended Weapons Pack – 500 yen

Customers will be able to buy a bundle for the game via the “DX Admission Set” for 6,300 yen, which includes all the DLC. Check out some commercials for the content below.




A trio of commercials released for Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y

Yo-Kai Watch them right now!

Level-5 has just released a series of three new commercials for Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y. The title is set to be a digital-only release in Japan sometime this Summer. It will launch with single-player content, but a multiplayer mode will be added at a later date.


Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y's "Academy City," Student Mafia, and Student Police detailed

More like a city than school

Back at the end of May, the debut trailer for Yo-Kai Watch Jam: Yo-Kai Academy Y was shared. Following that trailer's release, we finally have some details to go over. Check out a breakdown of what the trailer had to offer below.

- Yo-Kai Academy Y is an “Academy City”, with every facility needed to live from shops to lodging
- the school has over 400 different clubs, each focusing on activities the students can use to improve themselves
- students can join any of these clubs to discover their hidden talent
- the school has something like a Student Mafia, which consists of delinquents
- the Student Mafia is approved by the academy’s top brass because “committing mistakes is also a way to learn”
- there's also Student Police trying to keep the peace in the Academy
- both groups are in opposition and fight each other
- power and influence at Yo-Kai Academy Y is divided between three leaders of three different institutions
- the institutions are the Student Council President, the Academy Director, and the Public Morals Committee Chairman
- the trailer hints at the presence of Yo-kai and supernatural elements in the academy

Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y debut trailer released

Yo-Kai Watch it right now!

After a few teaser videos and numerous details, Level-5 has finally released the official debut trailer for Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y. The game has only been announced for Japan at this time, and is set to release during Summer 2020. This will be a single-player-only title at launch, but multiplayer will come via update later. It's also worth noting that there's no physical release at this time, but one is being considered in the future.

Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y – Waiwai Gakuen Seikatsu - TV commercial, more details


A new commercial as well as the official website for Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y – Waiwai Gakuen Seikatsu have been launched in Japan. The website offers up a few more details, which the people over at Gematsu translated...

■ A Day in the Life of an Academy Y Student

Head to School – Head to the main school building from the student dormitory. Make sure not to oversleep!
Class Time – After you get to the main school building, it is time for class. Study hard!
Freestyle Time – When class is over, it is Freestyle Time, allowing you to do whatever you like. Make the most of your free time!
School Day Ends  – Return to the student dormitory before curfew.
Nighttime – If all that playing has made you sleepy, then rest up. But that is not all you can do…

School Life

Make friends.
Gather friends.
Get involved in events.
etc.

Exploration

Secret places.
Dungeons.
Seek out onryo.
etc.

School at Night

At night, the school is full of onryo. By sneaking out of the student dormitory, you can stealthily explore the school…

■ Academy City
Academy Area – The area where facilities necessary for student learning such as the main school building and gymnasium are located.
Industrial Area – An area crowded with factories. And even some dangerous places…
Residential Area – The student living area where the student dormitory and park are located. Some students appear to live in separate houses.
Natural Area – An area rich in nature, including a desert and forest.
Business Area – From a huge supermarket to individual shops, this is the area to shop.
Y-Circle – A mysterious building that suddenly appeared during the construction of the academy 30 years ago. It remains unknown who established it or what it is for, and is currently one of the school’s biggest mysteries.

Details on Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y's game flow, battles, and characters revealed

Yo-Kai class is in session

The latest issue of CoroCoro magazine has shared a new wave of information on Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y. Check out a summary of their feature below.

- a typical in-game day involves going to school, going to class, free time, and then going home

- while in school, there are various clubs you can partake in

- with battles, the characters deployed change depending on how you react to events

- for example, a sudden confession of a character could make for a change

- simply winning a battle isn't your only goal, as you have to do so in as cool a way as possible

- this is how you become the most popular student at the Yo-kai academy

- the following characters are listed as playable:

Jinpei

Koma

Fubuki

Mataro

Mera

Ranto

Ryusuke

Chiakai (an original character)

Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y gets a round of screens and art, plus info on Free Events and battle details

The latest Yo-Kai spin-off

Check out more screens here

The official Japanese website for Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y has been updated with new content. Check out info on Free Events and battle details below.

■ Your Very Own Academy Life RPG

Various Free Events will occur in the academy. You can witness a love confession, run into students fighting, or even pull a prank on a couple of lovebirds. Whether you intervene or simply pass by these sorts of events is up to you.

If you are able to resolve these events with a good outcome, the students will thank you and give you a “Like!”

Academy Life

—The YSP Club members at the heart of the story are a unique bunch of characters.
—There is a wide variety of unique students, ranging from diligent to delinquents, tough guys, and even idols.

Make Your Own Choices

—A fight breaks out! Do you try to put a stop to it, encourage it, or ignore it?
—Depending on your choice, you may break into battle.

A Changing Community

—The academy community will gradually change based on your actions. Communication is important! Getting “Likes!” is key!

Various Facilities to Explore

—The Pool: Will you dive in without thinking…?
—Gymnasium: Play until the sun sets!

■ An Academy Full of Mysteries

School occurrences are not limited to peaceful events—seriously bad incidents will also occur. The cause of these incidents are the evil actions of onryo that are not of this world. Will you be able to solve the many bizarre incidents caused by the various unique onryo?

Onryo Causing Mysterious Incidents at the Academy?

—Seek out the invisible onryo to begin battle.

Transform into a Yo-kai Hero

Control the main characters, who possess the ability to transform into Heroes that utilize the power of yo-kai and onryo, and defeat the evil onryo to solve the many mysteries of the academy.

—A stylish, anime-like transformation scene. Jinpei Jiba transforms into the Yo-kai Hero Kengo Benimaru!

■ Don’t Just Win! Win in Style!

While this is an action game, battles are highly strategic in that the timing of transformation matters and there is meaning to the order you defeat enemies, but there are other highlights as well.

Battles in this game have spectators (an audience). If you fight while looking cool and show off your best moves, you will receive “Likes!” from the other students. You must not simply win the battle, you must win the battle in style.

Conversely, if you use the wrong moves, your audience size will decrease. Defeat the enemy in style and strike a signature pose!

—Transform into a Yo-kai Hero and fight! Tons of students will gather around you!

Yo-Kai Watch 4++ updated to Version 2.2.0

Yo-Kai Watch 4++ has been updated to Version 2.2.0. Check out the patch notes for this update below.

- adds support for toys set to be released in late April and beyond
- Fixed various bugs to improve the gameplay experience.

Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y to feature a story that changes drastically based on what you do

You shape the world

The latest issue of CoroCoro Comic has a new round of details on the upcoming Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y. Check out a summary of the info below.

- the game’s story development will drastically change based on your actions
- you can aim for a specific goal like becoming popular among girls or becoming the school gang leader
- depending on the path you take, reactions from the people around you will change
- clearing events and performing well in battles will also allow you to get “likes”

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