Nobunaga’s Ambition: Awakening Announced for PS4, Switch & PC, 40th Anniversary Game; Digital Deluxe Edition Revealed

Koei Tecmo has announced that a new strategy RPG, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Awakening, is in development for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam, with a planned digital release in North America on July 20, 2023. There was no comment on any physical release.

Throughout this game, players will experience the life of an influential Japanese leader known as a daimyō during 16th century Japan, more commonly known as the Warring States Period. To potentially unify the country, players must make crucial decisions regarding diplomacy, the economy, and the military. AI officers called retainers will support your efforts via their own judgment and suggest submissions to aid the planning of battle strategies.

Further, as this game celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Nobunga’s Ambition series, several features will be implemented befitting such a context, including strategic landmarks and achievements, alongside countless scenarios, events, and policies. Additionally, elements from previous entries returning comprise an “editing function that will allow them to change officer status, background music, and scenarios, or create new clans.”

Sieges are returning as well, though in a new form, occurring on a single map with differing terrain types alongside different castles and castle towns. Policies affecting the entirety of the clan must be issued, and landholders developing domains themselves will have to be appointed. Further, conservators can alter the clan’s trends, and council officials can guide policy issuing. Finally, direct talks with officers will simultaneously prevent potential absconding and raise their allegiances, enabling new strategical options.

As an early purchase bonus available up to two weeks after the title’s launch, users will receive the “Battle of Tetorigawa” scenario. Moreover, the Digital Deluxe Edition will contain the following:

  • Officer Artbook
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition 40th Anniversary Commemorative Artbook
  • Complete Soundtrack
  • Exclusive Scenario “Muskets Arrive”
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition 40th Anniversary “Officer Face Graphics and Additional Traits (6 each)
  • Base Game

You can view official screenshots of the title via our gallery below:

You can view the announcement trailer for Nobunaga’s Ambition: Awakening below:

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