It was said a while ago that they've been working on this for the better portion of 3 years. Well before 3DS kits were sent out, more than likely.
Although it's strange that it isn't coming out on 3DS, I'm happy at the same time. I get to import ^_^
Well, remember, Koei originally proposed the idea of a "Pokemon Musou" originally. It was Nintendo that actually suggested they utilized the Nobunaga's Ambition brand, setting and make it into a strategy game.
This. Pokémon SRPG sounds great. But... set in medieval Japan? Eh...
Pretty much. And as the Generals level up, they seemingly "Promote" like Fire Emblem characters (there's scans out there that showcase them getting new outfits and etc.), even as the PKMN themselves level up and evolve as normal.
So - just so I get this right... The Nobunga characters are simply the 'trainers' of the Pokemon and remain off field the entire time aside from providing some additional effects (similar to the COs in Advance Wars)?
There also will be DLC episodic content, not unlike how things were handled in games like Pokemon Ranger.
I expect an announcement at E3 most likely. While it does seem iffy as to whether it will release here, Nintendo isn't afraid to show that they are a Japanese company anymore. I think they would've removed any mentioning of Japan or their culture out of their games if they thought they might be scaring off western fans. Also, Nintendo distributed Samurai Warriors 3 around the world, I think this has a higher chance of coming over.
So when's the NA release? ....guys?
Let's hope Nintendo is smart about this...it would sell a lot because everyone already has a DS and people with a 3DS can still play it as well.
No! I meant the Poke- with the US...and the...popular...and the...Mother and the...D'oooh.
So you're saying Nobunaga is big in the west?