Koei Tecmo detailed some of the new strategies available to players in the upcoming Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi, coming to Playstation 4 and Windows PC on June 5th – marking the 35th anniversary of the series. Players will be able to step into the shoes of their favorite historical officer or lord and increase their clan’s overall influence across Japan, and the Resolve System will be just one of the new tactical options available. Each move will have to be considered by the player, as the system introduces a set of aspirations – all of which decide how an officer will act in a given situation; Shingen Takeda, the head of the Takeda clan, has the resolve “Law of Kai” which focuses on the idea that everyone should be treated equally in every situation.
To complement this system, the Council System has been adjusted to allow each officer in attendance the option to approve new policies. This could create situations with an officer having their own set of goals and this belief will influence their decision to agree or disagree with policies. The combat system has changed to a new 2-part turn-based battle system. The Planning Phase pauses the action so that players can plan their next move, and the Execution Phase is where it shifts to a real-time battle. Planning Phase will be where formations and strategies are prepared, and Execution will see them come to life.
Civic Development systems have also changed, where players are able to improve various aspects of their domain to earn useful resources as well as in-game advantages. One of the key aspects to building a successful domain is through the use of Facilities. Farming, Irrigation, and Military facilities all provide useful resources; generating gold and supplies, raising the satisfaction levels of neighboring districts, and increasing the army size and providing them with greater weaponry and equipment.