The original game was launched in 1983, and since then the strategy series has cumulatively shipped more than 10 million units worldwide.
In Nobunaga’s Ambition: Awakening, you will have the chance to experience the life of a daimyō, a powerful Japanese leader, in the troubled times of the Warring States Period, 16th century Japan.
As the head of your own clan, you must make the best decisions in key areas that range from the economy to diplomacy and military might in the hope of eventually unifying the country. You will be supported by retainers – AI officers who think and act on their own judgement – to achieve your goal, who will provide submissions to you to help plan your battle strategy.
You must collaborate with council officials to issue policies that impact the entire clan, and appoint landholders who will develop domains by themselves or conservators who can change the clan’s overall trend.
Siege, seen as “one of the series’ most popular features,” also makes a return, now taking place on a single map with different types of terrain and castles or castle towns in the hope that it will let you “enjoy dynamic sieges and a new level of strategy.” When attacking, you will need to decide where to break through and what route to take, whereas when defending you must choose where to deploy defensive equipment and how to intercept the attacking force.
Nobunaga’s Ambition: Awakening will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 20th July 2023.