Koei Tecmo announced today that the English language version of Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension is out now, and a free weekend will also be available from October 27 to October 30. Existing owners of the Japanese language version of the game will be able to access the English update at no extra cost.
Gamers who purchase the strategy title before November 1st will also benefit from a 20% off launch discount, and as an additional bonus, the publisher will also grant them access to 30 CG portraits of legendary characters from ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIII as well as historical figures William Adams, Megohime, Shigemasa Oyamada, and the wife of Shigemasa, Lady Muramatsu, as Officer Data for use in gameplay.
Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension highlights some of the most epic battles and notable events of Sengoku Era Japan, when myriads of military officers and lords fought for domination over the land. Players will experience the events that led from the fracture of the country to the establishments of clans and the forming of alliances before the inevitable clash that led to the emergence of the first Shogunate.
Allowing for deeper immersion and insight into the divisive era and providing a closer look at the development of strongholds and armies during this time period, Ascension provides players with the option to witness thrilling and historic battles first-hand through the eyes of an officer from the beginning of the game officer via Officer Play. Players will be able to select from a massive array of over 2000 diverse characters, and a number of well-known individuals offer unique events, exclusive missions and tailor-made content, with special attention given to Yukimura Sanada, the famous Japanese samurai whom many of his time heralded as the strongest warrior in Japan.
Players will also be able to exploit a wider breadth of tactical options available to them in Ascension with the introduction of two new types of warfare – Siege and Naval battles – which create fresh strategic situations that allow for new ways to gain an advantage over a defending opponent. Aiding in victory or defeat, every command made will affect the outcome of battle, and bonuses are awarded for successful deployment of a new strategy. Ascend through the ranks to become an important warlord – perhaps even the overlord of Japan!