With the fall of the massive gaming expo’s around the world currently, we have been seeing new contenders take up the torch and throw their hat into the ring. Along with Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, a new Expo livestream event has been announced. The expo is called New Game+ Expo – or NGPX for short – and it has a bevy of developers and publishers signed to be a part of the event.
It has also confirmed that KOEI Tecmo will be one of those participants (along with others such as ASKYS, Atlus, Sega. NIS, etc) that will be showing off new games and live gameplay demos. According to the Event page we will also be able to look forward to developer discussions and Q&As.
The event will be going live June 23rd at 8AM PDT / 4PM BST and the livestream starting at 9AM PDT / 5PM BST until 5PM PDT / 12AM BST. You can watch the livestream on Twitch via https://www.twitch.tv/newgameplusexpo, though the footage along with highlights will be uploaded to YouTube soon after.
It is still somewhat likely that KOEI Tecmo’s involvement will be minor and only dabbling on a few tidbits for Fairy Tail which releases a couple days after, but the emphasis on new game reveals and first looks seem to say otherwise. Hopefully we will finally see what else is up KT’s sleeve for this year!
What are you hoping to see from KOEI Tecmo? Will you tune into the event? 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)
The Tokyo Game Show is pretty much the Asian E3, in that it has a massive significance in impact for the gaming industry as a whole for Asian developers. KOEI Tecmo who often appear at the event will be setting up shop once again at this year’s TGS. Along with this news they have announced what their lineup will be, which you can check out below:
KOEI Tecmo Japan’s Tokyo Game Show 2019 lineup.
—Atelier Online: Alchemists of Braceir (iOS, Android) – Trailer, Stage, Live Stream
—Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout (PS4, Switch, PC) – Playable, Trailer, Stage, Live Stream
—Uncharted Waters VI (iOS, Android) – Trailer
—Dead or Alive 6 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – Trailer, Stage
—Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation (PC, Mac) – Trailer, Stage
—Monster Rancher (Switch, iOS, Android) – Trailer
—Nioh 2 (PS4) – Playable, Trailer, Stage, Live Stream
—Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV (PS4, PC) – Playable, Trailer, Stage, Live Stream
—New Romance of the Three Kingdoms (iOS, Android) – Trailer
—Yo-kai Watch: Three Kingdoms – Kunitori Wars (iOS, Android) – Trailer
As you can see there are a multitude of titles, along with a lot of different things to expect from them. We also are aware that there are some surprises in store for the event, which is likely to include that recent tease for a new Warriors Orochi title.
The Tokyo Game Show 2019 will be happening 12th September – 15th September. Keep a look out on here as we will be covering all the content and news straight from KOEI Tecmo!
What are your thoughts on the current TGS 2019 lineup from KOEI Tecmo? Let us know in those comments!
In the current generation of gaming, Microsoft has made a big push in supporting Backwards Compatibility with it’s XBOX One console, adding new titles you can play often on a weekly basis as well as allowing you to purchase the game through their digital store.
Now KOEI Tecmo and Microsoft have partnered up to release the original Ninja Gaiden 2 for the XBOX 360 onto the XBOX One console. If you have the game already physically you can now stick it in your XBOX One and play it without hassle, or if you have yet to experience the game you can purchase a copy off of it via their digital store. To top it all, the game also boasts XBOX One X Enhanced experience, so if you have the juggernaut X console, you can enjoy it in a far improved state!
Along with the release of the XBOX One Backwards Compatible version of the game, you can also purchase all the DLC that was originally released for the game including costume packs and the Mission Mode.
Mind you this may not have all the extra bells and whistles the Sigma 2 edition received, but it does have the full gore and spectacle that creator Tomonobu Itagaki originally envisioned for the title.
Ninja Gaiden 2 digitally is priced at £24.99/$29.99, so it may be worth waiting on a sale for it, or simply picking up a physical copy cheaper from various retail outlets. The game definitely is a satisfying stylistic action romp, and well recommended in this form – even without the Sixaxis 16 year old girl jiggling and added content of the Sigma 2 edition.
What else would you like to see from KOEI Tecmo to hit XBOX One backwards compatibility list? Have you played Ninja Gaiden 2 before? Let us know in those comments!
In some rather different news, Activision Blizzard’s critically acclaimed Overwatch title is hosting it’s 2019 Lunar New Year Event, and to celebrate the characters of the game are all receiving skins based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
For those of you who enjoy the shooter, or are just interested in seeing our favourite Three Kingdom characters getting more representation, then this event is for you!
The Lunar New Year event itself runs from January 24th until February 18th. During this time you will be able to earn these Three Kingdoms based skins (alongside last year event’s skins as well). You can see the currently revealed skins below, and they do look pretty spiffy sporting these looks:
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As you can see, there is Hanzo cosplaying as Huang Zhong, Reaper cosplaying Lu Bu, Reinhardt cosplaying Guan Yu and Torbjorn cosplaying Zhang Fei. More skins will be revealed and available throughout the event.
What are your thoughts on Romance of the Three Kingdoms getting represented in Overwatch? Are you a player of the game? Let us know in those comments!
As more and more time passes from the release of Dynasty Warriors 9, more patches and updates come out to fix and improve the experience of the title. Today Version 1.05 released for the game on PS4 and Steam. You can check out below what came with this patch.
Also we want to add that the XBOX One version, albeit a little bit behind is also getting these patches come through, with it receiving the last patch earlier in the month. So don’t fret if you are an XBOX One buyer of the game!
-The maximum values for “Attack”, “Defense”, and “Health” have been raised.
-Certain enemies will now drop the item “The Book of Musou” on the difficulty level “Chaos”.
-Added a feature that allows you to reset your Upgrade Points by using “The Book of Musou”.
-Added a feature that allows you to set whether you want to view “Officer Encounter Scenes”.
-Changed the order in which “Accessories” and “Gems” are sorted.
-You can no select your attack target even when the “Counter Assist” option is set to “On”.
-Improved the movements of armies.
-Corrected an issue in which enemy soldiers would appear from some allied bases.
-Correct an issue in which items would not be dropped.
-Corrected an issue in which Chapter 2 – “Invitation to a Scenic Spot” could sometimes not be completed.
-Corrected an issue in which, after completing Chapter 5 – “Battle of Xinye”, the route was not displayed correctly.
-Corrected an issue in which Chapter 8 – “Break Through Hanzhong” could sometimes not be completed.
-Corrected an issue in which the marker indicating that a new item has been obtained was sometimes not displayed when collecting “Accessories” and “Gems”.
-Corrected an issue in which reinforcements would not appear as a result of the order missions were completed in.
-Corrected a number of other minor issues.
That’s a new set of fixes and additions to the game added right there. But what do you think of this? Are you glad KOEI Tecmo are showing continued support post-launch for this game? Let us know in the comments!
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!
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!
With 2018 getting ever closer, we are starting to get a lot more information on release windows for upcoming KOEI Tecmo games. One of them being A.O.T 2, which will be releasing March 2018 on PS4, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch and Steam.
Along with this announcement, there has been more details about the game itself, including a “Create a Scout” function which allows you to create your own character, along with much more. Check out the attached press release for all the information!
Hertfordshire, 24th October 2017 – Earlier today, KOEI TECMO hosted a Titan-sized live broadcast from the global headquarters in Japan detailing a massive news update for their upcoming action title A.O.T. 2, the sequel to 2016’s hit action game. The mouthful of news included the always anticipated release window—A.O.T. 2 will be released in March 2018 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo Switch™, and digitally on Windows PC via Steam®.
Delving deeper into the series’ fascinating narrative, the game will have fans experiencing the gripping events of the anime’s second season along with versatile action gameplay, all new challenges, and a wide selection of playable characters from Attack on Titan, including some new faces from the second season!
During the broadcast, KOEI TECMO introduced a selection of playable characters in A.O.T. 2, while simultaneously unveiling the ability for players to create their own Custom Scout. They also confirmed that players will be able to play as; Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman, Armin Arlert, Levi, Miche Zacharias, Nanaba, Gelgar, Ymir and Christa Lenz.
A.O.T. 2 will feature enhanced Titan movements and attacks, requiring more precise manoeuvres from players. Additionally, it introduces the Monocular; allowing scouts better analysation based on pinpointing Titan positions from afar and attack strategy utilising their Omni-Directional Mobility Gear.
Outside of their excursions, Scouts can also deepen their relationships with fellow comrades by training and preparing battle with the new and improved Town Life gameplay. Strengthening relationships is an important element of A.O.T. 2, providing a greater insight into the series’ cast in a way that has yet to be experienced.
KOEI TECMO released a selection of brand-new assets showcasing the Monocular and Town Life features, alongside a first look at the playable characters to be featured on the game in its launch in March 2018.
What are your thoughts on A.O.T 2? Are you getting excited to pick it up? Let us know in the comments!