The Series First ‘Officer Play’ Also Revealed, Placing Players in the Shoes of a Warring States Officer
KOEI TECMO Europe announced today new information on the bonus content available to those who pre-order Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension prior to its release on the 28th October 2016. The critically acclaimed historical simulation title will be available on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and digitally on Windows PC via Steam®.
Koei Tecmo announced a selection of downloadable content available to those who pre-order Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension from select retailers. Those who purchase from Independent Retailers through Centresoft will receive the “ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIII” 30 Face CG Set, providing players with 30 CG portraits of legendary characters from “ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIII”, and the “William Adams” and “Megohime” Officer Data which unlocks the characters for use in gameplay. Alternatively, purchasing through the PlayStation Store will grant them access to the key retainer of the Sanada clan, “Shigemasa Oyamada”, and the wife of Shigemasa “Lady Muramatsu” Officer Data.
In Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension players can experience all aspects of the life of a Warring States officer. For the first time in the series, they can advance from a Retainer to a Daimyō, a feudal lord, with Officer Play. This mode opens a world of possibilities: rise through the ranks with aid from other clans, through conquering the land, by following orders and advancing in status, or by overthrowing superior lords!
This exciting new mode also affects the way battles are experienced as players will have the opportunity to witness thrilling battlefields first-hand through the eyes of an Officer. Aiding in victory or defeat, every command made will affect the outcome of battle, with bonuses awarded for successful deployment of a new strategy. This installment also introduces Combat Quests: extra missions that appear in the course of battle and provide extra rewards upon completion. These dynamic objectives change based upon the tide of war and allow for more in-depth dramatic battle experiences.
Players will be able to exploit the entire breadth of strategic options available to them in Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Ascension with the introduction of two new types of warfare, Siege and Naval battles. Full-scale Siege battles create a realistic simulation that allows blockades to be deployed as a defense mechanism, as well as the use of tunnels and cannons, to gain the strategic advantage over their opponent and overtake the enemy stronghold. Naval battles provide the option to carry out skirmishes and strategic blockades on vast bodies of water such oceans, to overcome the enemy from every angle.
A new trailer showcasing the different types of warfare available to players was also released today, alongside a selection of screenshots of the various battle features which can be utilised.
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