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Pokémon Conquest Heading to DS in June

Posted by James Newton

Japanese feudal warlords, anyone?

Nintendo of America has revealed Pokémon Conquest is coming to the continent on 18th June.

The translated version of Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition will arrive on Nintendo DS this summer, bringing a different form of strategy to the table.

Update: Nintendo of Europe has responded to our email, saying:

We have nothing to announce at this time.

More as we get it.

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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User Comments (45)

Marakuto

#2

Marakuto said:

I'm not fond of this one even though I hear it is packed with extra things for the storyline on wi-fi so this could be the 3rd non-main adventure Pokemon game I get.

MentheLapin

#4

MentheLapin said:

I think I forgot to breathe when I saw this.

I'm so excited! I'd pretty much lost hope for this being localised! (I hope they don't dumb down the translation, though.)

AbuJaffer

#7

AbuJaffer said:

Looks great... I'm hungry for RPG's in general, but adding Pokemon just makes it that much cooler.

Late

#10

Late said:

Can't wait! I really want this game. Now waiting for the EU release date.

SomeBitTripFan

#12

SomeBitTripFan said:

Sooooooo...... We are getting a 3 Pokemon games on a dead system, but not Pikmin 2, Fire Emblem 12 and 3ds, and Pandora's Tower? Lame (in the Shinon attitude)

Skotski

#15

Skotski said:

SWEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!

NOBUNAGA I LOVE YOU!!!!

I mean... ahem I am very interested in Japanese war history games, even if they are dramatic and ridiculous reenactments... mmyes, very.

Pokefanmum82

#16

Pokefanmum82 said:

I was wondering if we'd get this game. I will probably get this. Just not sure if I will get it.

Bankai

#17

Bankai said:

Really disappointed in the name change, though it makes sense since Nobunaga isn't a household name in the US.

Been playing the Japanese game for a few days. It's fun, but not really as strategic as I expected from a Tecmo Koei game. It's more like Advance Wars or Final Fantasy Tactics in the sense of being very straight forward.

AVahne

#18

AVahne said:

Whoa! We're really getting a Nobunaga's Ambition game?
I'll be getting this then.

AVahne

#19

AVahne said:

@SomeBitTripFan
Cheer up, we might still get FE12. If not, at least DS games are still region-free...though, exactly why is FE12 so expensive right now? I doubt it's anywhere near as rare as FE5 and FE6.

AVahne

#23

AVahne said:

@Gamesake
Really? I've seen gameplay, didn't really look like a RTS to me. I'll have to take another look to make sure. But all I've heard about it is that it's turn-based.

mamp

#25

mamp said:

The only thing I hate is how they HAVE TO make the pokemon resemble their trainer's looks, WHY!? WHY DO THEY DO THIS!?

Kyloctopus

#28

Kyloctopus said:

Does anyone else notice that Nintendo and Tecmo Koei have quite a relationship
Nintendo helped make games like Spirit Camera, and Samurai Warriors
Samurai Warriors, Dynasty Warriors, and Dead or Alive have 3DS exclusive titles
Dead or Alive Dimensions, and Dyanasty Warriors VS have Nintendo references.
And now Pokemon and Nobunaga are crossing over.

Kyloctopus

#29

Kyloctopus said:

I wonder if Project Rainfall's acts played any effect to their choice of localisation.

DarkKirby

#31

DarkKirby said:

I'm not a fan of strategy games, but Pokemon in a war scenario I will definitely buy.

I loved Mystery Dungeon even though I believe the combat and dungeon system is heavily flawed.

misswliu81

#35

misswliu81 said:

@Koops3 re: Does anyone else notice that Nintendo and Tecmo Koei have quite a relationship
Nintendo helped make games like Spirit Camera, and Samurai Warriors
Samurai Warriors, Dynasty Warriors, and Dead or Alive have 3DS exclusive titles ? >> yes and team ninja, who developed metroid: other M is part of the tecmo koei division.

really terrific news and i'm happy the DS is still getting support. that's good to see. :-)

Mattiator

#40

Mattiator said:

Dammnit, ANOTHER game I'll need to buy come June. Heroes of Ruin, Rhythm Thief, and now Pokemon Conquest? Gah, guess I better start saving, then.

SkywardLink98

#42

SkywardLink98 said:

I dunno if I'll be picking this one up. Heroes of Ruin comes out 8 days later and that's were my money's going. Maybe if I have $40 extra dollars I'll pick this one up to tide me over.

Jarod

#44

Jarod said:

this makes me kind of mad actually theyre localising THIS but still no announcement on fire emblem? ridiculous

C-Olimar

#45

C-Olimar said:

@Skotski Dramatic and ridiculous? What are you talking about? Who can forget the part of Japanese history where soldiers used Pokemon to battle evil warlords?

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