Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension

A turn-based strategy game developed by Koei Tecmo. The action of the title takes place in Japan during the Sengoku era (years 1467-1573). Similarly as in the previous installments of the series, the main part of the game are the story campaigns in which the players can learn about the history of various actual people such as Yukimura Sanada, Masamune Date or Ieyasu Tokugawa. More than two thousand of playable characters appear in Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension. The story tells about the events that led to the birth of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The gameplay is turn-based and concentrates on managing one’s fief, providing the army with technology, training soldiers, trading with neighbors and waging wars. Naval battles and sieges are a novelty in the series. The player can even start his carrier as a regular officer who climbs the ladder of the military career. The game features high-quality (for the genre’s standards) graphics.

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PC / Windows
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Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension | PC

Strategy, Economic, turn-based, war strategy, Renaissance, historical, Japan

Companies responsible for Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension

Koei Tecmo Games | game developer

Koei | publisher   Official website

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension release date for PC:

game language:
English

24 March 2016 | Worldwide

28 October 2016 | Europe

28 October 2016 | USA

Sony PlayStation 4
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Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension | PS4

Strategy, Economic, turn-based, war strategy, Renaissance, historical, Japan

Companies responsible for Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension

Koei Tecmo Games | game developer

Koei | publisher   Official website

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension release date for PS4:

game language:
English

24 March 2016 | Worldwide

28 October 2016 | Europe PAL

28 October 2016 | USA NTSC


Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
Game Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension (PS3) Cover
Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension | PS3

Strategy, Economic, turn-based, war strategy, Renaissance, historical, Japan

Companies responsible for Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension

Koei Tecmo Games | game developer

Koei | publisher   Official website

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension release date for PS3:

game language:
Japanese

24 March 2016 | Worldwide

PlayStation Vita
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Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension | PS Vita

Strategy, Economic, turn-based, war strategy, Renaissance, historical, Japan

Companies responsible for Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension

Koei Tecmo Games | game developer

Koei | publisher   Official website

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension release date for PS Vita:

game language:
Japanese

24 March 2016 | Worldwide

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension is a turn-based strategy game released on PC / Windows. It is another installment in the series started in 1983. The game was developed by KOEI Tecmo, the team that was responsible for all previous installments of the series.

Plot

Following the tradition of the series, the game takes place during the Sengoku era, one of the more turbulent times in the history of Japan, that took place in years 1467-1573. The player can participate in the most important battles and events of those times – starting with the first splits between the local powers, through the creation of clans, to the break of the unavoidable conflict which led to the birth of the Shogunate.

The developers put especially much effort into creation of Yukimura Sanada’s campaign. He was considered one of the greatest warriors of Sengoku era and the campaign allows the player to follow almost his whole life – since his sixteenth birthday to his death during the siege of the castle in Osaka. A few other characters received special campaigns as well. Among them there is Ieyasu Tokugawa who in the end became a shogun, and Masamune Date, better known as the “One-Eyed Dragon”.

Mechanics

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension for PC / Windows was built on the same principles as the previous entries in the series. It is a turn-based strategy game in which the player develops his lands and focuses on economy and trading. They must conduct diplomatic actions, train the military and wage wars. The game doesn’t limit itself to recreating the solutions from the previous installments - it also offers many improvements and novelties. The game allows learning the historical times even better and take a closer look at army creation and stronghold building thanks to the option allowing to start the game as a common officer who must slowly climb up the command chain. This allows experiencing the game in a much smaller scale: at first the player receives a very small piece of land and he can lead only few squads to combat. Of course, it is also possible to start the game from a higher position. The developers created more than two thousand playable characters and each of them is based on a historical person that lived during those times.

During the game it is now possible to complete optional objectives. Naval battles and sieges were finally introduced as well.

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33 GHz, 1 GB, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GTS or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz, 1 GB, graphic card 128 MB or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows Vista/7/8.1/10

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence - Ascension launch trailer

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Zwiastun Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension, turowej strategii historycznej, będącej kolejną odsłoną cyklu zapoczątkowanego w 1983 roku. Grę opracowała firma KOEI Tecmo.