Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension Gets Western Release

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence _ Ascension, a historical simulation grand strategy game, is to be released in the west soon!

Koei Tecmo America has announced that Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension will be released in the west on October 25, 2016. A historical simulation strategy game revolving around the Sengoku Era of Japan, Ascension is the latest in the acclaimed series Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence. Bringing to life the Warring States period of Japanese history, Ascension will be available on Playstation 4 and PC through Steam.

Boasting a massive cast of 2000 characters to choose from, players will be able to form clans and alliances, develop armies and strongholds, and experience the fracture of the country. Beginning as an officer and working your way through the ranks to warlord, Ascension pays special attention to Yukimura Sanada, whom many think of as the strongest Japanese Samurai of his time. The player can follow him from age 16 to his defeat at the Siege of Osaka. Other prominent figures during this time will also receive tailor made content that the player can experience, such as exclusive missions and events.

The game play itself has introduced new Naval and Siege battles. Normal battles have also been improved, allowing the player to play as a retainer. The ability to command soldiers and rush through the battle adds a new perspective the fighting. During battles, the new Combat Quest system may occur, where various missions can start during battles, causing them to change in real time depending on the missions' results. The new Officer Play gives a variety of styles that the player can use, giving many different options to rising in status.

Will you be playing Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension? Let us know in the comments!


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Published Aug. 11th 2016

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