It’s a new year, and only 14 days in to the decade we have KOEI Tecmo’s first game release, well three game releases! Atelier Dusk Trilogy, which includes Atelier Ayehsa, Atelier Escha & Logy as well as Atelier Shallie in their DX forms is out now!
You can pick up the games for a bundled price together or purchase them separately depending if you just wanted to relive a specific adventure. The games have launched on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch, Steam for PC and the Playstation Store for PS4.
The trilogy offers all the content the “Plus” versions from the Vita releases got, along with all DLC released. Enjoy this wonderful Dusk trilogy once again on modern hardware!
We will try and get more coverage of how these games fair in their “DX” forms soon.
What are your thoughts on the Atelier Dusk Trilogy? Are you hoping for perhaps an “Iris” trilogy pack? Let us know in those comments!
It’s a new year (and decade!), so we look back at the past year’s KOEI Tecmo game releases, and pick out our favourites! Vote in our poll below and share what your favourite KOEI Tecmo game of 2019 was! (Keep in mind this is for Western launched games only)
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!
As we are etching forward towards the new year, more of KOEI Tecmo’s titles are finally getting solid release dates for the West. Including in all this Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV now has a release date set for February 28th 2020 for both North America and Europe. The date is still set for January 16th 2020 for it’s Japan launch.
Along with this news, KOEI Tecmo have announced that the scenario “Battle of Yiling” will be free on both PSN and Steam for the first two weeks of launch to download.
You can read the official rundown of the game below:
The entire map of China becomes a grand battlefield in Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV, with no boundaries to where fights can take place. Warfare includes everything from siege—such as battering rams and catapults, to battles on water with a variety of different assault boats. Players will even find famous landmarks from the period of The Three Kingdoms; including the Yangtze River and Yellow River, with the chance to claim them as part of their domain.
In Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV, claiming land is vital to overthrowing enemy forces and uniting The Three Kingdoms. Once an area is controlled by ally forces an officer can be appointed the role of ‘Area Overseer’, tasked with advancing the land’s development to increase its income; in commerce, agriculture, etc. During each turn this overseer will supervise the area they have been assigned and increase the territory of their forces – this simplifies territorial expansion and can be used tactically to cut off local supply lines. Carefully choosing an officer with appropriate abilities and characteristics can ensure the developments they make will lead to a strong and prosperous domain. For example: Those with a high charm statistic or the fame characteristic, and who are proficient in domestics, can become a force to reckoned with.
Some domains envelop Cities and Gates, which are extremely important locations on the map. Cities are bases for armies that can grow in scale and raise durability, if the right conditions are met. This growth brings increased gold and supplies, as well as unique tactics to defend these locations from enemy units. Gates such as Hulao Gate – which guards Luoyang on the East—and Yangping Gate—which guards Hanzhong from invasion from the North – are just two points on the map which are crucial to control. These sturdy locations can be occupied by military units and, like some of the cities, can have tactics activated to swiftly repel enemies.
While it is pivotal for players to develop areas within domain, it is also important to use ally land to construct an assortment of buildings and obstacles to defend and attack from incoming foes. Faculties such as “Arrow Towers,” which attack enemy units in the area automatically, “Camps,” allowing allied forces to consume less supplies on long campaigns, and “Stone Soldiers,” lowering enemy morale and causing great disorder through their ranks, are just a few of the unique strategies players can use to their advantage to protect their land. Combined with Obstacles, which play both an offensive and defensive role, these structures can have a great impact on the flow of battle. Strategic construction can allow players to re-create famous moments from The Three Kingdoms—set-up a long string of fire trap obstacles and carry out a large-scale fire attack like Lu Xun did at the Battle of Yiling.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV will be launching on Playstation 4 and PC via Steam.
What are your thoughts on ROTKXIV? Are you looking forward to picking it up this coming February? Let us know in those comments!
It was revealed earlier in September during KOEI Tecmo’s Tokyo Game Show 2019 presentation that Atelier Dusk Trilogy would be setting out for release. Now we have the first debut trailer for the game collection, which you can enjoy below:
Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack includes Atelier Ayesha, Atelier Escha & Logy and Atelier Shallie, as well as all of their DLC and “Plus” editions from their Vita excursions. The game will be launching January 14th for PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam for both North America and Europe.
What are your thoughts on the trailer showcasing the three games? Are you excited to pick up the trilogy early next year? Let us know in those comments!