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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!
At the start of the month Nobunaga’s Ambition (SNES) came to the American Wii U eShop for $7.99. Now along with other such debut’s like Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV and Uncharted Waters – for the very first time Nobunaga’s Ambition makes it’s way to Europe.
The game is out now on the eShop for a delicious price of €7.99 / £5.49! So all fans of strategy be sure to pick up this great title!
This along with Hyrule Warriors makes for a very good KOEI-Tecmo month for Wii U owners!
Will you be buying the game? Are you glad to see Nobunaga’s Ambition finally make it’s way to Europe? Do you want to see more classics appear on the eShop? Let us know in the comments!