The developers behind Game Dev Story [$3.99 / Lite] and Hot Springs Story [$3.99] have released another simulation game on the Japanese App Store. It’s called, roughly, “Pocket School Story 2,” and it looks like a solid follow-up to Hot Springs Story.
In the description for the game on its official web page -- and mind you I’m looking through the lens of Google Translate, which is useful for little more than a vague idea of what's going on -- Kairosoft says you’ll be somehow responsible for the training of students’ abilities all the way up to their graduation. Things like love, as well as clubs and activities are mentioned, but I can’t say with certainty how these mechanics will be pieced together and form a cohesive whole. Also, it's a good possibility that you'll be in charge of building rooms and such similar to Hot Springs Story.
As for a US or international release... it’s hard to tell what Karisoft plans to do. Hot Springs Story made it to the US, and Game Dev Story was a tremendous hit for the developer, though, so at least there's precedent. We’ll have to wait and see on this one, but for what it’s worth, I’ve sent out an e-mail.