KOEI Tecmo and Playstation generally go hand in hand when it comes to game releases, and right now in Europe there is a Playstation Plus Double Discounts sale going on for a miriad of titles on PS4. Double Discounts sales mean that you’ll save double if you are a Playstation Plus member, while just a regular sale price for those who aren’t. You can see the full list of titles below:
PS Plus (%)
Arslan the Warriors of Legend
A.O.T Wings of Freedom
A.O.T 2 Deluxe
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
DOA5LR Season Pass 3 + Character
DOA5LR Season Pass 5 + Character
DOA5LR Season Pass 6
DOA5LR Season Pass 7
Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires
Dynasty Warriors 9
Dynasty Warriors 9 Digital Deluxe
Dynasty Warriors Godseekers
Nobunaga’s Ambition Taishi
Nobunaga’s Ambition Taishi Deluxe
As you can see quite a variety of titles to pick up if you haven’t had the chance to already, even some of those pricey DLC for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round! Keep in mind though the sale ends 23:59 21st November (GMT).
What are your thoughts on the titles in the sale? Are you planning to pick any up? Let us know in those comments!
Nobunaga’s Ambition Taishi with Power Up Kit is an enhanced edition of the base Taishi title along with new additions, fixes and reworks to make it into a far more improved and fun experience. However the title was originally meant to come out this November in Japan, but it has been delayed now into 2019.
With a changed release date of February 14th 2019, we hope that this delay will only further improve the enhanced edition more. KOEI Tecmo Japan have made an official statement regarding this delay:
“Although we are adding various new elements in this game, we would like to deliver it to everyone after further brush ups, including to the game balance, so please give us the time. We will finish the game at a quality that meets the fans’ expectations.”
We have no information if this will release to the West, as it is scheduled for Japan only – though it is possible this “Power Up Kit” could arrive as DLC as did Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII’s did. The game is to release for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC in Japan.
Below you can check out a gameplay trailer for the game:
What are your thoughts on these games getting a second wind with the “Power Up Kit”? Do you hope to see this come in some form to the West? Let us know in those comments!
KOEI Tecmo today announced their first new upcoming game for the Summer, and it is the sequel to their acclaimed Grand Strategy game Nobunaga’s Ambition; Nobunaga’s Ambition Taishi. It’ll be arriving for Playstation 4 and PC via Steam on 5th June for America and 8th June for Europe. Check below for the press release and reveal trailer!
KOEI TECMO Europe is proud to announce today the upcoming western release of Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi, the latest standalone entry in the Grand Strategy Series which focuses on the pivotal events of Sengoku Era Japan. Slated for release on the 8th June 2018 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and digitally for Windows PC via Steam®; players will be able to experience the moments that lead up to the fracture of Japan – from the establishment of clans to the emergence of the first Shogunate.
Marking the series’ 35th anniversary, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi remains true to the long-running franchise’s historical simulation gameplay; allowing players to relive some of the most epic battles and notable events of the Sengoku Era in Japan. The Sengoku Era was a period where regional lords fiercely fought for supremacy, to claim dominance and unite the lands. Players will have to exploit a wide breadth of tactical options to create fresh strategies that allow new ways to gain an advantage over the opponent. Strategies do not only focus on the Military Campaigns, but also on managing the Production Facilities and Trade Routes to continuously expand territory and increase the strength of the army.
These elements are further enhanced through the introduction of the Resolve System; where each officer has their own set of aspirations that will depict how they will act in a given situation and gameplay will change accordingly, with new tactics needed to accommodate opposing or similar viewpoints. With the Resolve System officers will be showcase a more human and personal feel, providing players a deeper insight into the historical simulation the series is renowned for.
What are your thoughts on this news? Are you happy to see continued support for the series? Let us know in the comments!
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!
(Please note these are games that were officially released into the western market, so no DOA Extreme 3 guys!)
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!