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Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition Game's 2 TV Ads Streamed

posted on 2012-02-16 13:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Pokémon/Tecmo KOEI strategy RPG crossover, tie-in goods to ship on March 17

The Pokémon Company began streaming two television commercials for its upcoming Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition (Pokémon Nobunaga no Yabou) game on Thursday. The game is a crossover between the Pokémon franchise and the Nobunaga's Ambition strategy role-playing game series.

The game is set in a war-torn hegemony split into 17 states. The player will assume the role of a military leader of the Hajime state and devise strategies against Nobunaga and other warriors. Each commander is linked to a partner Pokémon during battles.


Producer Hisashi Koinuma said that the main story episode will take about 20 hours to complete, but then there are many freeform scenarios for about 200 hours of gameplay. While the team could not include all of the Pokémon in the game, it does have more than 200 of the creatures.

The game will ship in Japan on March 17 for 5,800 yen (about US$76). The limited first edition bonuses include a "Nobunaga's Black Rayquaza" card for the Pokémon: Black & White card game. On the same day that the game ships, Pokémon Center and retailers nationwide will offer figures, mobile phone straps, handkerchiefs, mini cushions, and tumblers.


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