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Yo-kai Sangokushi (Japanese: 妖怪三国志 Yōkai Sangokushi, literally meaning; "Records of Three Empires" or "Yo-kai Watch: Three Romances") is a collaborative game between Koei and Level-5 for the Nintendo 3DS. The game has been released on April 2, 2016.

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


See also: Yo-kai Sangokushi walkthrough



Yo-kai Sangokushi is a cross-over between Yo-kai Watch and Koei's long-running Romance of the Three Kingdoms. The gamplay of the game turns to be a turn-based tactical role-playing game, that originated from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series.

Yo-kai Rankings are the same as they were in Yo-kai Watch 2, meaning any changes to a Yo-kai's ranking in Yo-kai Watch Busters are not implemented.

Choice of Hero

Unlike the main series Yo-kai Watch game, the player cannot choose Nathan or Katie as the main protagonist, but Jibanyan, Komasan and USApyon to play through the game.

Strategy battle-system

Since the game is a collaboration between Level-5 and Koei, the battle system of this game is not the same as the main Yo-kai Watch series. The battle system turns out to be a turn-based tactical role-playing game, that originated from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series.

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.

Connection Bonuses

Yo-kai Sangokushi can be connected to almost all the other games in the series, allowing the player to unlock exclusive Yo-kai that can be used in the game.


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.[1]

Package bonus and download bonus

One purchasing Yo-kai Sangokushi will receive a Komasan Son Saku medal and a Komasan Son Saku figure strap. The Komasan Son Saku medal will give the player a Gyokuji item which is a rare equipment that boosts the status up to 25 points. The Komasan Son Saku 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.[2]

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[3] April 27, 2016 Bug fixes Update contains bug fixes to give a comfortable gameplay to the player.
1.2[3] 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.[4] The game was priced in Japan on the Nintendo eShop for at least 30% between January 1, 2017 and January 10, 2017.[5]


Box covers

Yo-kai Sangokushi Japanese boxart
Japanese boxart of Yo-kai Sangokushi.


Yo-kai Sangokushi logo
Japanese logo of Yo-kai Sangokushi.

Video Gallery


USApyon story


Offical websites


  1. 1.0 1.1 Yo-kai Watch: Three Kingdoms Will Release In Japan on April 2 For Nintendo 3DS
  2. Offical Yo-kai Sangokushi website - Package bonus information
  3. 3.0 3.1 Official Yo-kai Sangokushi website of updates
  4. Famitsu sales record
  5. Famitsu Yo-kai Sangokushi e-shop sale information

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