You might’ve never heard of Gunma Prefecture, Japan, but I don’t blame you—most people in Japan don’t really know much about it, either. However, they will learn about it… by force, once it takes over the rest of the nation in this Nintendo 3DS game.


Gunma is actually my hometown. To bring you up to speed on my humble life, I was born in Gunma Prefecture, and most of my memories of the place consist of playing in the woods, catching fish, and riding my bicycle along the fields of never-ending cropland.


Gunma is a quiet rural prefecture located a little north of Tokyo, that isn’t really known for much besides its natural beauty, vast mountains and superior ability to grow crops like green onion and cabbage.


And now, it’s time for Gunma to shine, and dominate Japan.


Gunma’s Abition (a play on Nobunaga’s Ambition) was originally a smartphone game. It’s now coming to Nintendo 3DS, and the premise is to harvest Gunma’s specialty crops to use them as a way to control other prefectures in Japan, and absorb them into expansions of Gunma.



And of course the main resources used in taking over Japan are green onions, cabbage, and konnyaku. With these crops, the likes of Tokyo, Hokkaido, Osaka, and Okinawa, will be “a cinch” to take over, as said by voice actress Atsuko Tanaka (who is also from my hometown!) in the trailer.


Your goal in Gunma’s Ambition is to become the ultimate invincible Gunmaster, and take over the rest of Japan, making it into one big nation of Gunma.


There are also special “city and town” cards that can be purchased to upgrade your produce variety, which should help out in conquering Japan.


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You can look at all the produce in the library, which according to Tanaka, sounds super exciting, along with “beautiful graphics” depicting the expansion of Gunma that brings all citizens of Gunma to tears of joy. Gunma’s Ambition.


You can now take over Japan in Gunma’s Ambition for 500 yen on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, in Japan.

Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera. Gamer, avid hockey fan, and firm believer in the heart of the cards.

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