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Yo-kai Sangokushi (Japanese: 妖怪三国志 Yōkai Sangokushi) is a turn-based and tactical role-playing game game developed by Level-5 and Koei Tecmo Games for the Nintendo 3DS. The game has been released on April 2, 2016 in Japan.

The game is developed by Koei Tecmo Games, and is based on Koei Tecmo Games' long-running Romance of the Three Kingdoms series.


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In the sunset under the ocean, the both teams (one are Whisper, Jibanyan, Komasan and Venoct, and another one are Kyubi, Hovernyan and USApyon) are staring to each other, and begin attacking a team with some interesting results:

  • Jibanyan trying to uses Paws of Fury on the Hovernyan team, but failed and fought himself on mid-air. He tried to get the enemy's ship, but was fall into the underwater of the sea and sucked into the hole.
  • Whisper team saws the Hovernyan team fires several arrows at them and escapes. Komajiro calls Komasan to escape, but he once saws arrows and mistaken as an ice cream, and trying to jump out of the boat, but fall into the underwater of the sea.
  • Hovernyan team fires several rockets at Whisper team, but Whisper uses fan to change to direction of the rocket and fired at the Hovernyan team, causing them to panic.

In an yellow void, an unknown voice saying that will choose a Yo-kai to be the true hero. And the scene cuts to a main character wakes up and finds out that the events was a nightmare. After a cutscene, the player's Yo-kai have to head to the shop and a cutscene will occur (where the unknown voice reveals the hint), then have to head to the school's library.

Jibanyan and Komasan are on library and found the mysterious book. They're attempting to read the mysterious book, but a purple flash occurs and USApyon saws that Jibanyan and Komasan are sucked into the book almostly. At first, USApyon ignored them and Jibanyan shouts for his help. USApyon trying to save them, but he accidentally tripped a book and falls to the book, sucking all of the three Yo-kai in process. After finished sucking, the book automatically closes and falls to the ground, and the icon on the cover flashes with the purple aura.

Spoilers end here.



Yo-kai Sangokushi is a stratergic turn-based game unlike other entries.

Unlike the main series Yo-kai Watch game, the player cannot choose Nathan Katie or Hailey as the main protagonist, but Jibanyan, Komasan and Usapyon to play through the game. Each scenes will be different depending on the playable character.


There are two different spaces, which is the blue and red space. The blue space is where the Yo-kai can move around, while the red space is where the enemy Yo-kai moves. One the Yo-kai is close to their enemies, they can attack them which the damage of their opponents will reduce their hit points. The Yo-kai can also be inspirited and can use their special moves in battle.

Commander battle

The Yo-kai can unleash a powerful attack to the opponent commander Yo-kai which will unleash a commander from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series. When the commander of the player launches a regular attack to the opposing Commander Yo-kai, the two of them will fight each other, which the player has to hit the A-button repeatly until the gauge of their opponent is lowered to launch a commander attack.


When Yo-kai Sangokushi is connected to the following games: Yo-kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps, Yo-kai Watch Blasters: White Dog Squad, Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits, Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls and Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters, it will unlock the Yo-kai: Nyanmajo Himiko, Nyankishi Susanoo, Jibanyan S Ryubi, Komasan S Son Saku and Komajiro S Son Ken. When Yo-kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps is interlocked with Yo-kai Sangokushi, the player will receive Nyanmajo Himiko. If Yo-kai Watch Blasters: White Dog Squad is inlocked with Yo-kai Sangokushi, the player will receive Nyankishi Susanoo. If Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits is interlocked with Yo-kai Sangokushi, the player will receive Jibanyan S Ryubi. If Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls is interlocked with Yo-kai Sangokushi, the player will receive Komasan S Son Saku. If Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters is interlocked with Yo-kai Sangokushi, the player will receive Komajiro S Son Ken.

When Yo-kai Sangokushi is interlocked with Yo-kai Watch 3, the player will receive Jibanyan Liu Bei, Komasan Sun Ce, and Usapyon Zhongda while Sukiyaki it receive Whisper Kongming, Hovernyan Cao Cao, and Orcanos Lu Bu.


The game was first announced during Level-5 annual Vision 2015: The Beginning event. On January 15, 2016, Level-5 revealed in the Japanese magazine CoroCoro that the game will make its debut in Japan on April 2, 2016. Players who have purchased a physical copy of the game will receive special Commander Legendary Medal for Komasan. First-print copies come with that Komasan’s figure strap, and digital downloads get a bonus Buchinyan Cho Un that joins the player as a friend in the game.


Physical copies of Yo-kai Sangokushi each contain a Komasan Sun Ce medal and a Komasan Sun Ce figure strap. The Komasan Sun Ce medal will give the player a Gyokuji item which is a rare equipment that boosts the status up to 25 points. The Komasan Sun Ce figure strap will give the player a Five-Star Coin which will give the player a rare Yo-kai. Owners of Yo-kai Sangokushi will receive a present which is Buchinyan Cho Un.

Technical details

Media Nintendo 3DS Game Card
Digital download
Download size 6,580 (823MB) blocks
Input / compatible controllers Nintendo 3DS

Version history

Version Release date Official changelog More information
1.1[2] April 27, 2016 Bug fixes Update contains bug fixes to give a comfortable gameplay to the player.
1.2[2] April 27, 2016 Several bug fixes This update contains a set of several bug fixes, such as fixes during battles, not being bothered again after saying "no" after a Yo-kai ask you to be his friend, and several bug fixes of update 1.1 to create a comfortable gameplay for the player.


Yo-kai Sangokushi sold 518,492 copies in Japan. Since January 5, 2017, the game sold a total of 563,395 copies in Japan.[3] The game was priced in Japan on the Nintendo eShop for at least 30% between January 1, 2017 and January 10, 2017.[4]


Starting icon

Yo-kai Sangokushi 3DS icon.

Box covers

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Japanese boxart of Yo-kai Sangokushi.


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Japanese logo of Yo-kai Sangokushi.

Video Gallery


Offical websites


Yo-kai Watch Video Game Series
Main series games Yo-kai Watch (3DSSwitchSmartphone)Yo-kai Watch 2Yo-kai Watch 3Yo-kai Watch 4
Spin-off games Yo-kai Watch BlastersYo-kai Watch Busters 2
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Applications Yo-kai Watch: Wibble WobbleYo-kai Watch Land
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