Nintendo DS

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Pokémon Conquest’s newfound English prowess shows itself once again in a batch of new localized screenshots. The crossover game with the Nobunaga’s Ambition series requires you to conquer 17 different kingdoms to save the Ransei region from Nobunaga, who’s hell-bent on conquering it. Conquering all 17 and uniting them will awaken a certain legendary Pokémon, who’s said will bring peace to the land.


Story mode in Pokémon Conquest is divided up into episodes. Each episode introduces a different playable warlord and victory conditions. Warlords are paired with Pokémon. Once you defeat warlords, you’re able to recruit their Pokémon for your own use, and conquering a kingdom makes its training grounds and shops available to you as well.


Kingdoms are element-themed. For example, the kingdom of Ignis is fire-themed, and battles take place around lava beds. Using water-type Pokémon will put you at an advantage in Ignis. Advantages can also be gained by “linking” Pokémon with different warlords. Each warlord has a special ability, and also different Pokémon types that they can link with.


Pokémon Conquest will be released on June 18th for the Nintendo DS.


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.