Tecmo Koei Executive Vice President Hints At A Pokémon Conquest Sequel

By Sato . May 22, 2013 . 10:50am

A while ago, The Pokémon Company and Tecmo Koei collaborated to make Pokémon Conquest, a strategy RPG crossover between the Pokémon and Nobunaga’s Ambition games. Now, the big question is—will we possibly ever see a sequel?

 

Inside-Games reports that Pokémon Conquest was actually a project that started before the 3DS existed, as it took three years for development to be completed. By the time the game was released, it was well after the generational jump from Nintendo DS to 3DS. It wasn’t a problem to the many DS owners  out there, although many players do often like to see and play games on the latest available console.

 

To top it off, there were plenty of Pokémon that were missing from the game, such as the many which were seen in another title, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, that was also released in the later days of the Nintendo DS. Luckily, there may be a chance we’ll see a new game with some of these additions in the future.

 

Tecmo Koei’s new Executive Vice President, Hisashi Koinuma, who until recently served as director and producer for many Omega Force developed series, answered a fan question regarding a possible Pokémon Conquest sequel via Twitter. Koinuma hinted: “Well, there was a lot of unfinished material for Pokémon Conquest…”

 

According to Inside-games, the president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara, is a huge fan of the Nobunaga’s Ambition series and wouldn’t rule out the possibility of seeing a sequel as long as there’s enough demand and enthusiasm from the fans.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/Sardorim Richard Shiflett

    Eh, I would totally buy it.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Please let there be a Sengoku Poke’Musou!

  • Ethan_Twain

    I would be surprised if this DIDN’T happen, honestly. Nintendo’s doubling down on partnerships with Japanese third parties, and this is an example of a recent collaboration that was received fairly well both critically and commercially. Also, I don’t know of anything else Nintendo has going on with Techmo/Koei.

    It would be silly for them not to follow up with a 3DS sequel.

  • Grape Monet

    What if Pokémon Conquest 2, rather than be another Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition, was instead Pokémon + Romance of the Three Kingdoms?

    • Dexward

      This. And then in the future, a Pokemon + Warriors Orochi.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      I’m quite sure there are folks who would buy a Pokemon version of Kohime Musou. Just not sure if anyone would ever admit to being one of those folks.

  • Daniel T

    My biggest problem with Pokemon Conquest was that there wasn’t more of it. If one of the only things they do is double the roster of available Pokemon in the sequel, it would be an instant purchase from me.

  • http://level6-shift.tumblr.com Level Six Shift

    Well, looking forward to this, but I hope they’re able to make it a little more Nobunaga’s Ambition like, rather than dumbing it down just because it’s Pokemon. I also hope they can make it a little less repetitive and solve some of the issues from the first game.

    • AJ

      Yeah, it was a great game but it felt like something was missing.

      But count me in on the enthusiasm train for a Pokemon Conquest 2.

  • Xmas Lopez

    I would totally play that.

  • hickorypan

    For all the longevity the original game had, it was just okay. There are certainly better strategy RPGs. I guess that’s not what Pokémon fans care about though.

    With Conquest, it seemed more painfully obvious than ever before that it was intended for the homeland (and in turn, small children). Its gross over-simplicity and hand-holding in gameplay just irked me a bit. That’s not new to the Pokémon franchise though, I just wonder why I’ve never met anyone else who’s bothered by it.

    • JohnNiles

      I couldn’t have skipped the combination of two of my favorite franchises, warts and all. I tempered my expectations appropriately based on the PS2 Nobunaga games’ atrocious AI.

      There is plenty of room for improvement, if the developers are willing to go there: multiple moves per pokemon (or at least ability to assign a move before battle), more than 6 units a side (ditch the pokemon-style limitation) better items, better shops, more variety in campaigns. Maybe even non-grid movement.

      What I really miss is the ability to develop a fief and watch the buildings grow, and nuking my opponent’s fief. And siring warrior offspring. :3

  • Warboss Aohd

    yes please, dat game woz pretty fun.

  • Vitonofrio del Rosso

    yes pls!

  • AuraGuyChris

    I take it we’re conquering America next…
    …and then the reveal that Nobunaga is Red’s ancestor?

  • JoJo_649

    What about some crossover with Final Fantasy or Digimon? oh that’s right they don’t want to completely annhilate the vita this holiday.

  • http://alboreo.tumblr.com Alboreo

    I enjoyed Conquest quite a lot, but I hope that they add some more depth to the next entry. While the game was really cool, it definitely felt shallow.

    • J_Joestar

      have to agree, i enjoyed the original, but i probably wouldn’t care much unless the sequel was a notable step up.

  • Nickie

    ROMANCE OPTIONS! *foams at mouth* I remember them saying that Conquest was supposed to be for older audiences and personally there was some hotties I would have LOVED to romance in Conquest. With these new ‘additions’ I hope they add it. I mean romance doesn’t mean Mature rating, Harvest Moon has it as well as the new Fire Emblem.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    demand and enthusiasm from the fans………that means definitely because, well, Pokemon.

  • hongisfire

    Make it more complex plz

    • hongisfire

      And darker too

      • Renaldi Saputra

        kids won’t buy if it gets more complex and darker..
        even though the buyers are mostly older ppl (around 12++) but it’s still pokemon..

  • Renaldi Saputra

    maybe with adding X & Y pokemon will be good

  • Pockystix

    I wasn’t a big fan of this game. A little too simple, and not enough Ninetales lol

    I would like to see Nintendo partner up with Capcom again, like they did with the Zelda GBC series. Hell, I REALLY want them to crossover with Monster Hunter. Sure, I would imagine it’d be a completely different beast, but I can also imagine it being awesome.

  • Jesse

    Yes, please.

  • Haseyo

    It was a fun game, but felt very limited. I hope the next one will bring out more customization and Pokemon.

  • Steven Higgins

    If X/Y adds a new type like people are expecting, then Pokemon Conquest 2 will have to have an additional Kingdom. I’ve never played but I read that there were 17 Kingdoms, and since there are 17 types I’m guessing each Kingdom corresponded to a type. Is that how it worked?

    • JohnNiles

      Yep, it’s 1 kingdom per type. As if I didn’t already have enough reasons to root against a new type.

      Oh well, Nobunaga would stomp a Fairy(?)-type kingdom to dust.

      • Steven Higgins

        Except that Nobunaga uses Dragon-types, which Fairy-types are super effective against.

        *post made after Fairy type was confirmed

  • PersonaSpace

    Of they could just gives us Dynasty Warriors: Pokemon. (Yes aware the proper thing would be Samurai Warriors: Pokemon, but I’m going for naming consistency with the other Dynasty Warriors: Franchise games here)

    That being said, I’d be down for another Pokemon Conquest.

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