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Koei Tecmo Announces October Release Date For Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension

by AJ Moser on Aug 05, 2016 at 07:20 AM

The Nobunaga's Ambition series has always brought players to the world of feudal Japan, featuring characters from real world history. The follow-up to the latest game in the series, Sphere of Influence, is coming on October 25.

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PC. The game is set in Sengoku Era Japan, and will allow players to choose from over 2,000 characters to take control of on the battlefield. Get a glimpse at some of these characters in the first official poster. 

Though the game's story follows multiple warlords and complex political machinations, many of the missions will be centered on Yukimura Sanada, one of the most famous Japanese samurai of his time. Players will follow him from becoming a warrior at a young age to his rise to becoming a military commander.

This is the first game in the series that will add naval battles and sieges, including the siege of Osaka, a well-known event in the period of warring states. More details are to be released in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on the official website.

Our Take
While the naming convention may be a little confusing, the Nobunaga's Ambition series has always provided a good mix of historical accuracy with exciting strategy gameplay. I'd also love to see a follow up to the crossover this series had with Pokémon a few years back.