Koei may be well known now thanks mostly to Dynasty Warriors, but they have been around making historical games on the NES. Since Koei targeted a niche market many of their older games are hard to find and often command premium prices on eBay. Fortunately, the Virtual Console acts as an equalizer for anyone who just wants to play one of their old games.
The ESRB just rated Nobunaga’s Ambition and Uncharted Waters: New Horizons for the Wii. Unless Koei has top secret remakes of these they are Virtual Console releases. After reading about the Uncharted Waters MMO for the PS3 I’m mildly interested in the series. Uncharted Waters: New Horizons is supposed to be a marine RPG sort of like Pirates and according to Koei it’s “the ultimate Role-Playing Adventure!” Now that’s a powerful endorsement!
Images courtesy of Koei.