Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Kou Shibusawa have announced Nobunaga’s Ambition: Awakening for PlayStation 4, Switch and PC (Steam). It will be released digitally on July 20 worldwide.
In Japan, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Awakening its titled Nobunaga’s Ambition: Shinsei with Ignition Kit and will be available both physically and digitally. It is an updated version of the title that Gematsu has previously referred to as Nobunaga’s Ambition: Reborn.
Here’s an overview of the game, via Koei Tecmo:
Initially released in 1983, the Nobunaga’s ambition The series has cumulatively sold over 10 million units worldwide, quickly becoming a favorite among virtual military strategists around the world.
In Nobunaga’s Ambition: Awakening, players will experience the life of a daimyo, a powerful Japanese leader, in the turbulent times of the Warring States Period, 16th century Japan. As the head of their own clan, players will have to make the best decisions in key areas, from the economy to diplomacy and military might, in the hope of finally unifying the country. To do so, they will have the support of servants, AI officers who think and act according to their own criteria. The servants will provide introductions to the players to help them plan their battle strategy.
Players will issue clan-wide policies and designate landowners who will develop domains for themselves. In addition, they will also be able to appoint curators, who can change the general trend of the clan, as well as council officers to guide them in issuing policy. Players can even have direct conversations with their officers to strengthen their loyalty and prevent them from absconding, and these direct conversations have the potential to open up new strategies as players deepen their bonds with their retainers.
One of the series’ most popular features, the siege, also returns in Nobunaga’s Ambition: Awakening, but in a whole new way. For the first time in the series, sieges will take place on a single map with different types of terrain and totally different castles or castle towns, allowing players to experience dynamic sieges and a new level of strategy. When attacking, players must decide where to break through and which route to take, while when defending, they must decide where to deploy the defensive team and how to intercept the attacking force.
Besides, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Awakening It will include several features in keeping with the 40th anniversary of the series, including milestones and achievements that will affect strategy. Players will also enjoy a wide variety of scenarios, events, policies and more, as well as elements from previous titles, such as an editing function that allows them to change the status of officers, background music and scenarios, or create new clans.
Check out the announcement trailer below. See a set of screenshots in the gallery.
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