Nippon Ichi Software updated the official Yomawari 3 website to include new gameplay details and screenshots. This includes a breakdown of mechanics that will re-appear in the title, along with a look at new environments. Like previous Yomawari games, gameplay in Yomawari 3 will allow for the player to explore dimly light environments, holding only a flashlight. Additionally, the protagonist will have limited stamina. This means players will need to carefully explore these new areas, as to not be caught off-guard if a dangerous spirit should appear.
Players will also be able to throw rocks at spirits to distract them. Naturally, flashlights will be able to temporarily halt spirits. Players will also be able to use a mechanic revolved around closing their eyes to escape from spirits. This mechanic will let players completely hide their presence from dangerous spirits.
However, while spirits will not approach you when doing this, their location will still be indicated by a red fog. Touching this red fog will alert the spirit. Additionally, there will be a handful of locations for the player to explore, including an abandoned school, a rural town, and other areas.
You can take a look Yomawari 3 screenshots below.
Yomawari 3 will task players with uncovering memories as they explore derelict locations. Upon uncovering memories, players can revisit them at any point through an in-game menu.
Yomawari 3 is in development. It will release in Japan on April 21, 2022 for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.