Sometimes, when people least expect it, a major figure from a company could announce a game via social media. Akihiro Hino, the CEO of Level-5, announced a Yo-kai Academy Y game on Twitter. This will look and play differently than the Yo-kai Watch games previously released.
This first screenshot shows Jinpei Jiba, the human version of Jibanyan, outside of Y-Academy. You can also see Bakera, a new, red, cat-like Yo-kai introduced in this spin-off walking toward him. Hino did not mention any platforms for the game.
— 日野晃博 (@AkihiroHino) December 27, 2019
Yo-kai Academy Y is an entirely new Yo-kai Watch spin-off that began with the December 13, 2019 movie Yo-kai Watch Jam the Movie: Yo-kai Academy Y – Can a Cat be a Hero? An anime continuing the story, called Yo-kai Academy Y: Encounter with N, began running on December 27, 2019.
In Yo-kai Academy, Jinpei and a group of his friends, which include Sandayuu Koma (Komasan), Fubuki Himekawa (Blizzaria), and Mera Raido (Blazion). As this is an alternate world, all of them are human. The school they attend is known for supernatural mysteries, which they’ll get to investigate firsthand with the YSP, a special sort of watch that allows them to fuse with Yo-kai. For example, Jinpei and Bakera come together to create the Yo-kai Hero Kengo Benimaru.
A Yo-kai Academy Y game is in development.