Koei Tecmo has announced on Facebook that their bringing Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation to the west this September 4th as Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence. The game will be available in stores on the PlayStation 4 and digitally for the PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network and PC through Steam.
In a press release on Facebook, producer Kenichi Ogasawara said that “It is my distinct pleasure to be able to present the newest installment of “NOBUNAGA’S AMBITION” to our western audience. 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!”.
Players will be able to choose between the English and the Japanese voice acting and according to Gematsu, Sphere of Influence will also “feature all of the content from the Power-Up Kit version of the game released in Japan”.
Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence takes place against a backdrop of a fragmented Japan where players will have to take up the role of a Daimyo. As Daimyo, players will have to unite a war torn country under the rule of its first shogun through mastery of the “three key verticals” of 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.
In Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence, players will be able to choose between playing as a uniquely created character or as a historical personality and the press release claims that the game is both a “a full scale historical simulation and a bona fide strategy title” with “an extremely wide pallet of choice for the player to shape the world as they please.”.