Pokémon Conquest to be Released in June

Pokémon Conquest, a Pokémon strategy game, will be coming to America in June. This game is not being made by Nintendo however; Tecmo Koei is taking the reins on this one.

Nintendo describes the game thusly:

“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.”

Someone who has played the game had this to say:

“While combining Pokémon with feudal Japan is an admittedly awesome idea, little is done with it. The story is as simple as you and your allies conquering the South while Nobunaga does the same in the North and the dialogue is little more than pre-fight posturing. There’s really no compelling reason for a crossover with the Nobunaga’s Ambition series. This same basic game could easily take place in the modern Pokémon world, or in that world’s past for that matter.”

Fans of strategy game Disgaea may find the game to simple; kids, on the other hand, may find this a great way to start the strategy series.

Pokémon Conquest will release June 18 in North America for the Nintendo DS

[Via Kotaku]

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