Latest Nobunaga's Ambition Game Heads West in September
posted on by Egan Loo
Koei announced on Monday that it will release Nobunaga no Yabō: Sōzō, the latest historical simulation game in the Nobunaga's Ambition franchise, as Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence in the West. It will release the game on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PC (via Steam) on September 1 in the United States and on September 4 in Europe.
Koei describes the game:
Hailed as one of the best installments 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, centering 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.
Koei Tecmo Games released this game in Japan as the 14th one in the franchise, which had celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013. The game debuted first for PC and PlayStation 3 in December 2013. It then arrived on PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and G-cluster in the following year.