With 2018 now officially starting, we can take a look at the not too distant future into the year and see what Koei Tecmo is releasing for us! Note this is only currently announced items, we won’t be going into rumours, speculations or wishes!
First up is Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT – A collaborative title between Square-Enix and KT’s Team Ninja. In similar vein to Dead or Alive, this is a 3D fighter game. But what switches things up that you get far more control over your character in a 3v3 environment. Characters and levels are taken from numerous Final Fantasy titles, from Cloud (Final Fantasy VII) to Noctis (Final Fantasy XV) to even Warrior of Light (Final Fantasy I).
Boasting an intense story mode not included in the original Arcade release, and massive amounts of competitive content, this is a great start of the Year for you PS4 owners out there!
Release: 31/01/2018 Worldwide
Platform: PS4 “Exclusive”
Next up, and probably Koei Tecmo’s biggest release for this year (so far), Dynasty Warriors 9. A lot of mixed feelings regarding this but it certainly looks like it has a ton of ambition put into this latest title to the Dynasty Warriors franchise. Boasting an open world China, a story spanning the entire Three Kingdoms period from start to finish and more characters than ever before!
Dynasty Warriors 9 will be bringing back high octane slicing and dicing to you guys worldwide in February.
Release: 13/02/2018 Worldwide
Platform: PS4, XBOX One, Steam
Now not an actual game, but continued support for one of the better titles released from KT last year. Fire Emblem Warriors DLC Pack #2 and #3 will be releasing in 2018. Included in both these packs, dubbed Shadow Dragon Pack and Awakening Pack respectively, you’ll be granted to a bevy of more playable characters, History mode maps, weapons and more! All included for free if you picked up the Season Pass or you can purchase these pack’s individually as they release (first pack already out) from your Nintendo devices eShop.
We don’t have solid release dates for these yet aside the month they will arrive. But judging how Nintendo deal with their release plans, we will likely find out a week before, if not THE week it releases. No doubt on a Thursday.
Release: Pack #2 (Feb 2018), Pack #3 (Mar 2018)
Platform: Nintendo Switch, New 3DS
The penultimate game on our line-up list, is A.O.T 2 (Attack on Titan 2 for you yanks) which brings up to 4 player cooperative naked giant slaying. Along with promising a more intense experience from the original game released back in 2016, you will also be able to create your own Scout and take him/her out into the online world to fight alongside other player’s Scouts against the giant menace.
With friendship systems, an anime focused story and well, neck slicing, this is definitely a game to keep an eye out for this March.
Release: 20/03/2018 Worldwide
Platform: PS4, XBOX One, Steam, Nintendo Switch
Last but not least, we have one for you JRPG lovers out there. If you are still lusting for more Gust goodness after Blue Reflection last September, or wanting to concluded the “Mysterious” trilogy then this will be a necessity in your collection. Follow the lives of twins Lydie and Suelle as they try to achieve their dream of running the top atelier for their kingdom; Adalett.
Expect beautiful Cel shaded visuals, corny dialogue and a story that’ll take you through all kinds of various synthesising antics. Be sure to get your anime style RPG on this March.
Release: 03/27/2018(US), 30/03/2018(EU)
Platform: PS4, Steam, Nintendo Switch
And that is it! All we currently know for sure that is planned for 2018 from the big guys at Koei Tecmo! As the year starts to make more progress we will definitely start to hear of a lot more coming our way. But until then, happy conquering guys!
>> Check out our Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT game page now!
>> Check out our Dynasty Warriors 9 game page now!
>> Check out our Fire Emblem Warriors game page now!
>> Check out our A.O.T 2 game page now!
>> Check out our Atelier Lydie & Suelle game page now!
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