Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence coming west in September

Koei Tecmo strategy series celebrates 30th anniversary.

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence

Koei Tecmo is bringing Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation westward as Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence on September 1 in North America and September 4 in Europe, the publisher announced. It will be available at retail on PlayStation 4 and digitally on PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network and PC via Steam.

The strategy series recently celebrated its 30th year anniversary and is one of Koei Tecmo’s longest running franchises.

“It is my distinct pleasure to be able to present the newest installment of Nobunaga’s Ambition to our western audience,” producer Kenichi Ogasawara said in a press release. “I hope gamers will enjoy this one-of-a-kind strategy game that has been refined through 30 years of experience. Don’t miss it!”

The game will have both English and Japanese audio, as well as feature all of the content from the Power-Up Kit version of the game released in Japan.

Find the game detailed below.

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, centring 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 neighboring 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.

View the first set of English screenshots at the gallery.

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