‘Nobunaga’s Ambition’: Yes, they’re still releasing PS2 games


Nobunaga's Ambition

If you can call something as complex as as a title in the Nobunaga’s Ambition series a “game.” KOEI is releasing the PS2 game Nobunaga’s Ambition: Iron Triangle to North American stores Jan. 27.

It’s more like stepping back through time a la Hiro in Heroes’ first-season finale. The NA series is a staple in the turn-based strategy with more than two dozen titles spread across eight or so systems, and they’re all known for their intricacy and the historical richness of feudal Japan.


Build a massive military force and conquer Feudal Japan in this latest addition to KOEI’s historical simulation series

Burlingame, CA – January 12, 2009 – KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced that Nobunaga’s Ambition: Iron Triangle has achieved gold status. The historical simulation game set during Japan’s Feudal era will ship to North American retailers beginning January 27, 2009. Consumers can pre-order the game now at Amazon, GameStop and GameFly.

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Iron Triangle is produced by Kou Shibusawa, and is exclusive to the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

About Nobunaga’s Ambition: Iron Triangle
Compelled by a nation ravaged by war, it was legendary samurai Nobunaga Oda’s ambition to silence the cries of war and usher in a new era of lasting peace for Japan. In Nobunaga’s Ambition: Iron Triangle, video gamers can step into the role of Feudal Japan’s most powerful warlords and turn this magnificent vision of unification into a reality.

In this latest edition of the series, the acquisition of knowledge and a firm grasp of technology are even more crucial to establishing the groundwork for the future of the country. Embrace technology, govern wisely and shrewdly, and prepare a near-invincible military force for war on land and at sea. Only with the mastery of these three elements, the “Iron Triangle,” will the nation be united under one sword and will Nobunaga’s dream be realized.

The game itself is a stunning vision of Feudal Japan, with over 60 castles and 30 port towns. All of the game’s planning, diplomacy, construction, and warfare take place on an expansive 3D map; a first for the series. You’ll also maintain complete camera control to monitor the development of each region or town, and to monitor the field and naval battles that you command; all in real-time.

With over 1,000 daimyo and sub-officers, and a character creation tool, you will encounter a broad array of historical figures, and can even populate the game world with your own unique cast of characters.

Beginning with Nobunaga’s victory at Owari province through to his untimely death in 1582, conquer a combined total of nine historical and fictional scenarios in three modes of play.

Shipping to North American retailers on January 27, 2009, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Iron Triangle is developed by KOEI Co., Ltd. and is for one player. This game is rated “E10+” (Everyone 10 and older – Alcohol Reference, Mild Violence) by the ESRB. For more information please visit www.koei.com.

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