Winning Post 9 is making it’s way out the Stables at the end of March in Japan. Now though, KOEI Tecmo have released a full trailer showing the title off. Though this may not of been the surprise people were expecting last year, but the series is massively popular in it’s home country.
You can check out the trailer itself below:
Winning Post 9 launches March 28th on PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam in Japan. The likelihood of the game making it’s way West is very low, but it thanks to the consoles it is releasing on you can freely import – though English support may not be a guarantee.
What are your thoughts on Winning Post as a series? Do you want this to come West? Let us know in those comments!
It wasn’t too long ago that KOEI Tecmo made a dramatic lead up to announce their next official instalment to their horse racing simulation series; Winning Post 9. A series that is madly popular in Japan but however isn’t seen the same outside of the region. Known as G1 Jockey / Champion Jockey in the West, this is the first time KOEI Tecmo has released a new numbered title in the series for some time (with 8 just getting yearly updates with the year in question tacked on).
Now KOEI Tecmo Japan have announced that the title will be releasing on March 14th, arriving alongside Samurai Warriors 4 DX. As with the latter no news of any western localisation has come to be, but due to it being region free it will be importable for those who really want to scratch that horse racing itch.
Winning Post 9 releases in Japan for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
What are your thoughts on Winning Post as a series? Would you like to see it arrive in the West? Let us know in those comments!
Last week we revealed that Winning Post 9 was the game teased by KOEI Tecmo Japan. Coming from the mind of Kou Shibusawa Productions, the highly anticipated (in Japan at least) racing series returns in full form. Since the announcement more information has come out about the title along with a teaser trailer showing some ingame footage.
You can check out some highlights pointed out below:
–Racing scenes have dramatically evolved.
–The bonding element between jockey and horse has turned into commands.
–“World Suitability” is a new element that displays breed suitability in Japan, America, and Europe.
–In Rival Showdowns where enemies are also backed by strategies, the racehorses’ fighting spirits will fluctuate depending on the outcome.
–“Rival Showdowns” are showdowns such as Mejiro McQueen vs. Tokai Teio that show the scenes and rival trends of the battle, and include new elements like fighting spirit.
–Rivals are not limited to horses. Unique characters will also appear.
–Horse owners, animal trainers, and jockeys will all appear as part of the rival camp. Use bond commands to secure your victory.
The official website has also been updated with news issues adding further details on what the game will offer and how it will play. For those non Japanese reading folk, Google Translate does a decent job in having you covered. You can find the four (as of time of writing) issues here!
The game though unlikely to make it’s way to the West, will be releasing March 2019 for PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. The former two you’ll be able to import the game for due to region free, while Steam naturally being a digital storefront will be easy to access from. It is unknown if any form of English support will be featured however.
Here is the teaser trailer as well:
What are your thoughts on Winning Post 9? Are you interested in a Horse Racing Simulation game coming West? Let us know in those comments!