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New MMO strategy spinoff Nobunaga’s Ambition: Hadou announced for smartphones

Nobunaga's Ambition

Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Kou Shibusawa have announced Nobunaga’s Ambition: Hadou for smartphones.

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Hadou is what the developers are calling a new “massively multiplayer online strategy” game for iOS and Android. Closed beta sign-ups for the game are now available.

Here’s the debut trailer:

Here’s a rundown on the game, via its official site:

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Hadou

Nobunaga’s Ambition Hadou is under development to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Shibusawa Kou brand. MMO strategy simulation game for smartphones. The player becomes a lord who serves the daimyo family, and unites with friends who serve the same daimyo family, aiming for the peace of the Warring States period.

Players will live through the Warring States period as lords of feudal lords in various regions of Japan. Players strive to develop their power with other players of the same power, sometimes as reassuring allies competing with other powers, and sometimes as rivals competing for success. Players can compete for territory on a nationwide map that is decorated with the four seasons, or fight in siege battles on a dedicated map.

Key Features

  • The power of unity during Sengoku Japan – Expand your power and unify the country through the battle for territory on the national map, which is decorated with the four seasons, and through the siege battles on the exclusive map. Players will expand their power by cooperating with other players who serve the same feudal lords and fighting against other forces. In addition, players will grow together with their “Ichimon” (clan members), who are bound by even stronger bonds of friendship, as they compete with other clans to win the war. Daimyoke and Ichimon…… will aim to unify the country through the “power of unity” of their respective clans.
  • Notes and legends build out the “ties” for various warlords – Warlords have multiple “ties” based on historical facts and anecdotes, such as the “Four Heavenly Kings” and the “Red Armor”. When you organize your troops with generals who have the same Eni, it will be easier to chain battle skills “Senpo” together. Let’s run through the Warring States with an original unit that makes the most of “Eni”.
  • The Sengoku map faithfully recreates the tumultuous historical era – The 3D map of the “Ambition of Nobunaga” series used in the NHK historical drama is arranged for this action. The four seasons unique to Japan will be incorporated to express the ever-changing situation in the country. Players will compete for famous castles such as Kiyosu Castle and Odawara Castle, and landmarks in various regions such as Suwa Taisha Shrine and Amanohashidate, to gain supremacy over the whole country.
  • Siege battles test your might and resourcefulness – The “siege battles” with your fellow clan members take place in real time on a dedicated map that differs from the national map. The dynamic and exquisite battles unfold on a map that recreates Japanese castles, with turrets, moats, and bays, as well as the main citadel.

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