Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence English Trailer Previews Gameplay, Story
posted on by Daryl Lee Hale
Koei Tecmo's American and European YouTube channels began streaming an English-langauge trailer on Thursday for the latest historical simulation game in the Nobunaga's Ambition franchise, Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence (Nobunaga no Yabō: Sōzō). Koei will release the game on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC (via Steam) on September 1 in the United States and on September 4 in Europe.
The trailer features the game's nation building, strategy, and battle elements and previews the story.
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.