3DS game ships in Japan on April 2
Level-5 began streaming a promotional video on Monday for its Yo-kai Sangokushi (Yo-kai Romance of the Three Kingdoms) Nintendo 3DS spinoff video game. The game is a collaboration between Level-5’s Yo-kai Watch franchise and KOEI Tecmo Games’ Sangokushi (Romance of the Three Kingdoms) video game franchise.
The game will ship in Japan on April 2.
Level-5 is collaborating with KOEI Tecmo Games to create the simulation game. In the game, Jibanyan, Komasan and Usapyon are sucked into a mysterious book titled “Yo-kai Romance of the Three Kingdoms” and end up in Sakura Country. They are separated, and begin a journey through the strange world to find their way back to their world. The yo-kai become “military commander yo-kai,” and a three way battle over the unification of the country unfolds.
The game is being developed in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of first game in KOEI Tecmo Games’ long-running Romance of the Three Kingdoms strategy game series. The first Romance of the Three Kingdoms game debuted on December 10, 1985. The latest game in the series, Sangokushi 13 (Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13), shipped on January 28 in Japan.
Game developer Level-5 announced the Yo-kai Watch franchise in 2011 with a game, manga, and anime already planned. The franchise’s first game for the Nintendo 3DS debuted in Japan in July 2013, and the anime premiered in January 2014. The latest spinoff console game in the franchise, Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance for Wii U, shipped in December. Yo-kai Watch 3 will follow this summer. Bandai sells Yo-kai Watch toys and game tie-in medals in Japan.