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Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition Coming to North America as Pokémon Conquest


Were you worried that Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition for Nintendo DS wouldn't ever possibly come to the US? A lot of people did, since the Nobunaga's Ambition series is pretty much unheard of here, despite several of the games having a North American release. However, Nintendo has a surprise today for you folks! The strategy RPG Pokémon spin-off will indeed be making its appearance on western shores as Pokémon Conquest on June 18th.

Here's what Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales and Marketing, had to say about the game's localization:

“Pokémon fans are always interested in playing in new environments and experiencing new adventures ... Pokémon Conquest gives them an entirely new way to enjoy this beloved series, with exciting new settings, fierce battles and nearly 200 Pokémon to team up with.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IdVee_dupg


Are you surprised that this rather odd Pokémon spin-off will be coming to North America? Will you be picking it up once it releases?




8 Comments

I am surprised that it'll be coming to the States, but I want it so bad. :D
I'm a bit surprised as well, even with the pokemon name the concept seems a little niche despite that.

Oddly enough, I'm looking forward to this significantly more than black and white 2 (to be fair, my interest is pretty low). Then again, I'm quite the fan of strategy rpgs, plus for one with this as a concept, maybe it isn't too surprising.

I'm a bit surprised as well, even with the pokemon name the concept seems a little niche despite that.

Oddly enough, I'm looking forward to this significantly more than black and white 2 (to be fair, my interest is pretty low). Then again, I'm quite the fan of strategy rpgs, plus for one with this as a concept, maybe it isn't too surprising.


That's exactly what I was about to say- I'm looking forward to this a lot more than Black and White 2 or even the next generation Pokemon games. This looks to breathe some new life into the gameplay now that it's been paired with strategy and an interesting new setting.
Now that it is coming out here I feel like I should pull out some Nobunaga's Ambition and play it. However, I have a feeling it will be far too strategic for me. Like, I can handle Kessen style games but this series always seems to be truly tactical. Who knows, maybe that's just me :P.

That's exactly what I was about to say- I'm looking forward to this a lot more than Black and White 2 or even the next generation Pokemon games. This looks to breathe some new life into the gameplay now that it's been paired with strategy and an interesting new setting.

Really, with this and Black/White 2 coming out, it looks like Game Freak might be taking the idea seriously of going in another direction with the series. At very least, they're a lot more willing to experiment (not to say they haven't; Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Trozei, Pokemon Pinball and Pokemon Ranger exist, and they're different from other Pokemon games). Either way, hopefully they're willing to experiment a bit more anyway.


Now that it is coming out here I feel like I should pull out some Nobunaga's Ambition and play it. However, I have a feeling it will be far too strategic for me. Like, I can handle Kessen style games but this series always seems to be truly tactical. Who knows, maybe that's just me :P.

I dunno, I think the Pokemon element here might allow for a bit more ease of entry. That said, Nobunaga's Ambition is freakin' hard as crap, so maybe it'll come off at an even point or something.

Really, with this and Black/White 2 coming out, it looks like Game Freak might be taking the idea seriously of going in another direction with the series. At very least, they're a lot more willing to experiment (not to say they haven't; Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Trozei, Pokemon Pinball and Pokemon Ranger exist, and they're different from other Pokemon games). Either way, hopefully they're willing to experiment a bit more anyway.


According to Wikipedia, Game Freak didn't make Pokemon x Nobunaga; that was done by Tecmo Koei. But yeah, I think Game Freak is trying to go in a different direction with the series (hopefully). Guess we'll see what happens with Black/White 2.

According to Wikipedia, Game Freak didn't make Pokemon x Nobunaga; that was done by Tecmo Koei. But yeah, I think Game Freak is trying to go in a different direction with the series (hopefully). Guess we'll see what happens with Black/White 2.

That's what the nets say, but either way (rhyme), it's good to see that they're being a bit more open with the Pokemon series. Hopefully they'll be more willing to give other people the reigns to some spin-offs and stuff, and we'll see a more diversified collection of games. I love Pokemon, but I'm not always in the mood for RPGs, so it'd be nice to spend some time with those monsters with some different backdrops.
Can't hate them for actually doing something a little different with the Pokemon license. It's better than just releasing the same exact game over and over with different Pokemon sprites.

 

 

 

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