It has been such a long time since KOEI Tecmo and Kou Shibusawa launched the famed ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’ grand-strategy series. This year marks the 35th anniversary and KOEI Tecmo has been doing a lot of celebrations in it’s homeland of Japan.
Along with all these announcements, they briefly teased that yet a new title in the series is in development, and will be launching exclusively on iOS and Android. This marks in for a long while that Romance of the Three Kingdoms has been internally developed for mobile platforms (with recent times being outsourced to third parties).
More information will be revealed on the title in January 2020.
If mobile isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry a full console / PC instalment with Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV is arriving February 28th 2020 in both Americas and Europe.
What are your thoughts on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms getting another mobile iteration? Have you been there since the beginning of the franchise? Let us know in those comments!
It was back in March 2019 that Japan got their first taste of the newest Winning Post game, arriving off the heels of numerous Winning Post 8 iterations. Now that cycle begins again with Winning Post 9 receiving a 2020 edition, and will be arriving just under 1 year from it’s initial release.
Winning Post 9 2020 will be launching in Japan on March 12th 2020, with still no news of any western localisation. It is no surprise as horse racing simulation games are extremely popular in Japan, while far lesser in comparison in the western territories.
You can check out a list of what to expect in this 2020 update for the game:
–Revival of the marriage and descendant succession systems.
–Improvements to bond commands (can be executed from the racehorse screen, choose what you like from several utilities, etc.).
–No more randomness in the system of meeting new connections (you can make connections at events, and there are also bond commands that enable you to meet new connections).
–You can establish a club.
–Implementation of a future scenario that starts in 2021.
–Ability to transfer save data from Winning Post 9.
–If you have save data from Winning Post 8 on your system, you can get special bonuses.
–Noel Himeka added as a secretary.
If you are unable to wait and have an itchy trigger finger, pre-orders for the title have gone live today!
Winning Post 9 2020 will be arriving on Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
Are you still hoping for a western release? Let us know in those comments!
Correction: The North American release of Fairy Tail for PS4 and Nintendo Switch will release on the 20th March, while the PC version will launch worldwide on the 19th along with Japan and Europe’s release.
It looks like March is becoming a popular month for game releases, let alone the many other games coming from renown publishers, KOEI Tecmo has three titles lined up. It wasn’t too long ago that KOEI Tecmo announced their partnership with the anime license Fairy Tail, and have given Gust their first big chance on a collaborative effort.
Fairy Tail will be launching worldwide on 19th March 2020 for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. This is a first from Gust to get a simultaneous release across the regions.
Along with the release date news, we have a release trailer along with a brief description on the game. You can view both below:
Gust Studios announce five new playable characters joining the fray – “Sky God Slayer” Sherria Blendy from Lamia Scale, the “Strongest Fencer” Kagura Mikazuchi from Mermaid Heel, the “Handsome” Blue Pegasus mage Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki, and the “White Dragon” Sting Eucliffe and “Shadow Dragon” Rogue Cheney from Sabertooth. With more than 12 playable characters available, players will able to form a dream team with Fairy Tail members and their rivals and set off on an adventure like never before.
We sincerely appologise as we are far behind on content for this game as well as many others on the website. We will have our game page up for the title in the near future. Please stay tuned!
What are your thoughts on the new trailer? You hyped for another game to pick up in March? Let us know in those comments!
We are closing in to the end of 2019 now, and with that comes more news on what KOEI Tecmo goodness is coming in 2020. One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 was announced back in July just before E3 2019, and now we have a solid release date.
One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 will be launching in the West on March 27th 2020, while it will be arriving a day earlier on the 26th March for Japan. Along with this release date announcement a new trailer has also been released, which you can check out below:
One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 will be launching on Playstation 4, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
Are you excited to get your hands on the next One Piece Warriors game? Let us know in those comments!
We have known for a while now that there is a Monster Rancher (or Monster Farm in Japan) reboot happening and will be launching on iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch. An updated release of the original title from the Playstation One days, it is to get new life on your mobile devices and Switch console!
Now KOEI Tecmo Japan have announced that Monster Rancher will be launching on 28th November for iOS and Android, while the Nintendo Switch version will be launching 19th December. This of course is only in Japan, though the Switch release as always will be region free.
No news if a Western release will be coming, but we do hope so, especially for Europe who missed out on the entire Monster Rancher series back in the day.
If you missed it before you can watch the Tokyo Game Show 2019 debut trailer below:
Do you want to see Monster Rancher / Monster Farm return in the West? Let us know in those comments!
It has been a tradition for a long while now with Playstation that each month if you are a subscriber to their Playstation Plus service, along with being able to play online with other users, you will be able to download “free” games. The month of November however offers a goodie for those who have yet to experience this masterpiece.
Ni-Oh is now available as a free download for all those who subscribe to Playstation Plus, and will remain yours as long as you are part of the service. We gave Ni-Oh our KOEI Tecmo Warriors Game of the Year 2017 award, and we still think it is one of the best KT games of recent years.
So if you are a PS Plus subscriber and have yet to play Ni-Oh, what are you waiting for? Get downloading, and one bit of advice, push through the early levels and the game will have it’s grip on all your free time. You have been warned.
Have you played Ni-Oh before? Let us know in those comments!
We mentioned in our last post about Ni-Oh 2 that we have a bevy of information regarding the title. In continuation with the release date announcement (which we need to make a quick addendum to, Japan will be getting the game on March 12th 2020 instead of the 13th.), Sony have now launched an open beta for Ni-Oh 2.
As you may have noticed from the picture above, William is returning in this Beta to take on Japan’s oni once again. You can read the full details of the Open Beta below:
All players will be able to experience new elements such as our extensive character customization feature, our newest weapon—the Switchglaive, and so much more.
As you begin the beta, you will enter into a place called the Interim. Unlike the dojo tutorial from the previous game, the Interim is a safe zone where you will be able to choose your weapons, test out the basic moves and transition to a real stage when you are ready.
This place was designed and based on the Tibetan Buddhist concept of intermediate, transitional state between life and death. I’m actually very fond of the environment we created which is modeled after the Sanzu river surrounded in tranquility (similar to the river Styx from Greek mythology).
As you move on from the Interim, you will start your journey in a stage called Sunomata. This stage is based on the Sunomata castle which by some accounts was constructed in just one night by Hideyoshi. The experience will be an interpretation of historical actualities combined with a healthy injection of Yokai adventure!
In addition, this new stage will treat you to an impressive environment covered in autumn maple leaves. In a similar fashion to the cherry blossoms stage (The Village of Cursed Blossoms), we had the great fortune of highlighting another stunning time of year within Japan’s four distinct seasons.
If you are skilled and fortunate enough to conquer the beta, you will earn The Mark of the Demon Slayer—a reward entitling you to unlock the Kamaitachi Helmet from the in-game Shrine to use in the full game when it arrives next year.
With all the above information a new trailer specific for the Beta is now live too, which you can view below:
The Ni-Oh 2 open beta will be live from today until 10th November, open to all Playstation 4 players.
What are your thoughts on Ni-Oh 2? Are you hyped for March? Let us know in those comments!
We have a lot of Ni-Oh related news incoming, but the first is a major reveal. Ni-Oh 2 will be launching worldwide exclusively on Sony’s Playstation 4 this upcoming March 13th 2020 worldwide.
Set during Nobunaga’s reign in Sengoku Japan, you’ll create your own character with a vast character creation system and take on both Samurai and Oni, including numerous new monster designs not seen in the first iteration.
The game will be launching exclusively for Playstation 4. No news if a future PC port is happening, however keep an eye out for late 2020.
Are you going to grab Ni-Oh 2 in March? Let us know in those comments!