Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi Announced for the West for PS4 and PC, But Not for Switch

Koei Tecmo announced the release of the grand strategy game Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi in North America and Europe but skips the Switch for now.

on April 11, 2018 9:59 AM

Today Koei Tecmo America and Koei Tecmo Europe announced the localization of the latest game of the old and glorious Nobunaga’s Ambition series, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi.

The game will release on June 5th in North America and on June 8th in Europe for PS4 and PC (via Steam). Below you can read an official description for those unfamiliar with the game or the series.

Marking the series’ 35th anniversary, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi remains true to the long-running franchise’s historical simulation gameplay; allowing players to relive some of the most epic battles and notable events of the Sengoku Era in Japan. The Sengoku Era was a period where regional lords fiercely fought for supremacy, to claim dominance and unite the lands. Players will have to exploit a wide breadth of tactical options to create fresh strategies that allow new ways to gain an advantage over the opponent. Strategies do not only focus on the Military Campaigns, but also on managing the Production Facilities and Trade Routes to continuously expand territory and increase the strength of the army.

These elements are further enhanced through the introduction of the Resolve System; where each officer has their own set of aspirations that will depict how they will act in a given situation and gameplay will change accordingly, with new tactics needed to accommodate opposing or similar viewpoints. With the Resolve System officers will be showcase a more human and personal feel, providing players a deeper insight into the historical simulation the series is renowned for.

Interestingly, no Switch release was announced despite the fact that the game has been released in Japan (on November 30th last year) for Nintendo’s hybrid console. Its predecessor, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence was also a launch title for the Switch in Japan. This might mean that Koei Tecmo isn’t bringing the Switch version to the west, or maybe Nintendo is holding off on the announcement for one of its own Direct broadcasts down the line.

Unfortunately, at the moment we don’t have a solution to this enigma.

In the meanwhile, you can check out the first trailer and a batch of screenshots and artwork below.

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