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Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Announced For North America And Europe


Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation for the PC, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 is being released in the West as Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence, Koei Tecmo have announced.


Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence will involve you taking on the role of a feudal lord in Japan’s Sengoku era, and fighting to unite the country under a single ideal. There are three aspects to the game that players need to master, as described by Koei:


  • In ‘Creation’ they are called to build up their clan’s standing, deal with everyday issues like building farms & roads, growing the economy, entering trade agreements with neighbouring fiefs etc.


  • ‘Diplomacy’ is a playground for cultivating diplomatic relationships, employing spies, creating alliances, gaining the loyalty of subordinate officers and growing in strength via marriage, oaths of fealty and treaties.


  • Finally to succeed in ‘War’ players must train troops, level up officers according to the clan’s needs, fortify defences, strategically position armies and attack (or defend) to further their goals and grow their dominion.


Players will have the choice to play as a historical character or an original character of their creation in Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence. The game will include both Japanese and English audio, according to Koei Tecmo’s Twitter feed.


Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence will be released in North America on September 1st and in Europe on September 4th. The PS4 version will be sold at retail while the PS3 version will be a digital release. The PC version will be available via Steam.


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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.