December 16, 2011
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"What happens when people take way too long to solve a case?" What's in this article, that's what. Yep, I'm blaming this creation on all of you. Whether or not this is a good thing or a bad thing, we don't know quite yet, but just know that if it ends up being a bad thing, it is all your fault. And if it's a good thing, rest assured that I will take all the credit. What you're looking at is a new Pokémon crossover that combines the worlds of Pokémon and Nobunaga's Ambition. Click here to visit the game's official site.
- Revealed at Jump Festa earlier today, the game's name is Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition.
- The game is a collaborative project between the Pokémon Company and Tecmo Koei.
- The game is set in the Ranse region, in an ancient era akin to feudal Japan.
- A tactical RPG game, you the player bond with Pokémon on a conquest of the Ranse region.
- The main characters to choose from are a boy and a girl, and you start with an Eevee.
- "Bushou" (soldiers) bond and battle with Pokémon in the Ranse region; look below to see the ones we know of. Each bushou seems to have a specific Pokémon that battles on their behalf.
- One of the game's primary characters is the titular Nobunaga, who in his franchise aims to unify Japan.
- The video mentions Nobunaga being in the possession of 17 castles. Note that there are 17 types.
- What seems to be Arceus appears in the trailer at 0:56.
- The game is coming out for the Nintendo DS in Spring 2012.
More information will come in January, no doubt from CoroCoro, which has plans to reveal a new Pokémon title. You know, as much as I despise Water Pokémon, you'd figure that at least one of the "bushou" would use a Samurott, considering it was practically tailor-made for this time period that they're using. On a somewhat random note, researching into the Nobunaga's Ambition series it appears Kenshin has a certain amount of history in the Kanto region, which makes for an interesting parallel to his Pokémon of choice.
The images below are from 4Gamer (click the source).
Again, CoroCoro had announced that a new Pokémon game would be revealed in its January issue, and it was rumored that a new title was showing up at Jump Festa. This definitely seems to be the game in question. Feel free to discuss this mind-melter news piece, and when you're done doing that, some, hm, case work?