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Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition Coming to US

The unlikely crossover will be known by western audiences as Pokemon Conquest.

Back in December, Nintendo and Tecmo Koei revealed one of the oddest crossovers in video game history. Pokemon and Nobunaga's Ambition were to be combined into a unique turn-based strategy game for the DS. Today, Nintendo of America announced plans to bring the unlikely title to western audiences as Pokemon Conquest.

Releasing June 18, Pokemon Conquest will allow players to assume the role of a young Warlord and his Pokemon. Featuring nearly 200 Pokemon, including some from Black and White, players will journey to recruit allies and grow their kingdom. Battles, as mentioned earlier, are of the turn-based strategy variety, with six combatants on either side. Choosing the proper Pokemon to inflict maximum damage is critical to success and with changing battle conditions after each turn, players will need to stay vigilant in their quest for success.

More information on the game can be found here, with screenshots and artwork available here.

Press Release

Pokémon Conquest for Nintendo DS Set to Launch on June 18

Experience the Acclaimed Pokémon Series in an Entirely New Way in this Hand-Held Adventure

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A creative new entry in the Pokémon family of video games delivers a new way for fans to enjoy this legendary series on the Nintendo DS family of systems. Pokémon Conquest, set to launch on June 18, offers a fun new way to play Pokémon in a unique world called Ransei that is filled with adventure. Developed by TECMO KOEI GAMES Co., Ltd., the 2D game can also be played on the Nintendo 3DS system.

In Pokémon Conquest, players take on the role of a young Warlord who is linked with a Pokémon. Together, they must set out to recruit Warrior allies to strengthen their growing kingdom. Along their journey, players will encounter a variety of Pokémon, as well as Warriors and Warlords inspired by the Japanese feudal era. The game contains nearly 200 Pokémon, including many from the recent Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version games, which have sold more than 4 million copies combined in the United States.

As the battlefield unfolds in Pokémon Conquest, players must choose the correct Pokémon type to inflict maximum damage on their opponents. In the turn-based skirmishes, players choose different tactics for intense six-on-six battles, and battle conditions can change on every turn, keeping players on their toes in anticipation of what will happen next.

“Pokémon fans are always interested in playing in new environments and experiencing new adventures,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “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.”

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Our Take

Nick DiMola Director

04/04/2012 at 01:02 PM

This is unreal. I can't believe this is coming to America. I have zero interest in it, but it's certainly interesting that Nintendo chose to localize it.

Jason Ross Senior Editor

04/04/2012 at 04:47 PM

I, too, have zero interest. Nintendo really must feel having Pokemon on a brand will cause it to sell anywhere, not that I would disagree with the thought.

Jesse Miller Staff Writer

04/04/2012 at 02:01 PM

I can't wait to see the American box art for this one.

Nick DiMola Director

04/04/2012 at 02:58 PM

Kyle Charizanis Staff Alumnus

04/05/2012 at 04:39 PM

lol...articuno, groudon, mewtwo, zekrom...jigglypuff. GO JIGGLYPUFF GO

Travis Hawks Senior Editor

04/04/2012 at 10:56 PM

I was hoping Nobunaga would be in the title so I could annoy everyone by calling it "Nobunga Pokaymon."


04/08/2012 at 02:52 PM

the game is very popular so of course they would localize

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Press Release

Pokémon Conquest for Nintendo DS Set to Launch on June 18

Experience the Acclaimed Pokémon Series in an Entirely New Way in this Hand-Held Adventure



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