It’s getting to that time of the year again, now with all of KOEI Tecmo’s games for the year making their way into eager fans hands, it is now time to decide which one is your KOEI Tecmo Game of the Year 2016! Please put in your vote to the poll and we will announce the Fan favourite Game of the Year after New Years!
With the massive gaming event behemoth known as E3 coming up next week, it’s no wonder we will start to see rumours, early announcements and with this juicy tidbit an early leak. Hyrule Warriors: All Stars will be coming to a Nintendo 3DS near you most likely this year.
The game isn’t just a simple port of the Wii U version either (which would be impossible due to the sheer hardware difference of the two machines). The game, known as “All Stars” is in reference to the game having the entire cast of Hyrule Warriors (including the DLC characters) along with even more new ones added. Confirmed so far are the addition of Tetra and King of Red Lions from Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. It is most likely more will be revealed later in the year (or even at E3!).
The game also features gameplay additions quite like those from the Samurai Warriors Chronicles series, where you can use the touch screen to instantaneously switch between characters on the battlefield, allowing for a much more hectic and hardcore slashing experience.
It also seems quite like most portable editions of KOEI Tecmo games, that it will be ripping cut-scenes directly from the Wii U iteration of the game. Along with other things such as the battlefield shown being Hyrule Field (the first battle in the Wii U game). There has also been confirmation on connectivity between the 3DS version of the game and the Wii U version of the game, so far showcasing that you can connect your 3DS game to the Wii U version to transfer over any / all the new characters featured in the All Stars version. It remains to be seen if these characters will be appearing as DLC or their own Pack’s on the Wii U eShop.
Check out the trailer attached and make up your own minds, but it is looking to be a solid version of an extremely good Warriors game, just on the go! Be sure to keep an eye out for more information during Nintendo’s Digital Event next week at E3!
What do you think of this news? Will you be picking up this edition of the game? Let us know in the comments!
Samurai Warriors 4 II is another among the mass of KOEI Tecmo game releases announced this month. Samurai Warriors 4 II is a new and improved form of Samurai Warriors 4 which includes famed new character Naomasa Ii, new game modes, a more focused story mode and improved tweaks to the gameplay itself.
The game will be releasing 2nd October in Europe and 29th September in America for Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita and PC (via Steam).
Check the official Western announcement trailer attached.
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Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 has finally been announced for Western release! With it coming to both Nintendo 3DS and Playstation Vita, you’ll finally be able to enjoy an exclusive Samurai hack ‘n’ slash mayhem built specifically for handheld consoles!
The game will be coming digitally to both platforms on June 24th for Europe. An American release date will be announced next week, so keep a look out for it (expect the same week or so for release window).
Are you excited to see this game make it over here? Which version will you be buying? Let us know in the comments!
You read the title right, Nobunaga’s Ambition is finally making it’s way outside of Japan to both America – and if you’ll believe it – Europe! This will mark the first fully fledged release for Nobunaga’s Ambition in Europe territories (outside the Wii U Virtual Console release of the original end of last year).
The game will be releasing September 1st for America and September 4th for Europe on PS3, PS4 and PC (via Steam)!!
Check the full Press Announcement attached.
Having recently celebrated its 30th year anniversary, ‘Nobunaga’s Ambition’ is one of the longest running franchises for Koei Tecmo Games in Japan, and during its lifetime it has received high praise by an ever-growing fan base across an array of platforms. Now, its latest chapter, ‘Sphere of Influence’, is finally ready to cross the waters and reach Europe for the first time.
Ogasawara-san, the long- serving producer of the series, notes: “It is my distinct pleasure to be able to present the newest installment of “NOBUNAGA’S AMBITION” to our western audience. I hope gamers will enjoy this one-of-a-kind strategy game that has been refined through 30 years of experience. Don’t miss it!”
Hailed as one of the best instalments in the franchise’s history, this extremely intricate, deep, and meticulous strategy game is set against a backdrop of a fragmented nation and asks the player to take up the mantle of a Daimyo, a feudal lord of the Sengoku era (15th- 16th century Japan), who will fight for the great ideal of uniting the war-ridden country under one rule, thus becoming the first Shogun.
This title, centring around creating a realistic, dynamic, and dramatic playing experience, requires a high level of concentration and skill as players will need to master three key verticals in order to become a well-rounded ruler and successfully beat the game: Creation, Diplomacy and War.
In ‘Creation’ they are called to build up their clan’s standing, deal with everyday issues like building farms & roads, growing the economy, entering trade agreements with neighbouring fiefs etc.
‘Diplomacy’ is a playground for cultivating diplomatic relationships, employing spies, creating alliances, gaining the loyalty of subordinate officers and growing in strength via marriage, oaths of fealty and treaties.
Finally to succeed in ‘War’ players must train troops, level up officers according to the clan’s needs, fortify defences, strategically position armies and attack (or defend) to further their goals and grow their dominion.
Choosing to play either as a historical personality or a uniquely edited character, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of influence is both a full scale historical simulation and a bona fide strategy title and it offers an extremely wide pallet of choice for the player to shape the world as they please.
Are you looking forward to picking this game up? Are you glad to finally see KOEI Tecmo release their Main strategy games to the west? Let us know in the comments!