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Nobunaga no Yabou Taishi, the latest and fifteenth main installment for the Nobunaga's Ambition's series, has been announced for the PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch with a tentative winter release date. Kou Shibusawa is general producer, Kouichi Oyama is producer, and Kouji Kimata is director. This title will have a "will" mechanic that joins generals and improves their performance in battle. Other promises include a better AI, even more historical figures, and pauses for the battle command menus.
4Gamer interviewed Oyama and Kimata regarding their experience with the Nobunaga's Ambition series and their thoughts regarding the development of this title.
The sixth PlayStation Live Nioh livestream will feature the upcoming "Dragon of Tohoku" DLC bundle and the PvP duel update which are both scheduled to be available on May 2. Streaming will start May 1, 22:00 (JST).
Shintaro Kobayashi, senior director of Koei-Tecmo, has announced his retirement for June this year. Other senior managers have announced their retirement at the same time. Changes for the subsidiaries will occur on April 1.
Another announcement made on March 13 was the establishment of midas.
Koei-Tecmo Japan has announced their business alliance with Zepp live houses under the tentative brand name KT Zepp Yokohama. These live houses are scheduled to open in spring 2020 throughout Yokohama. Fumiko Hayashi, the mayor of Yokohama, stated her hopes that the collaboration will provide new content to the world and further improve the local economy and brand recognition of the district.
Projections for company performance has declined 7.3% due to non-profit operations and loss exceeding earlier expectations. The reasons were cited due to project delays and a decrease in sales for products in early March 2017.
The PS Vita port of Sangokushi 13 with Power Up Kit will hit Japan and Taiwan's stores on May 25. This port will include touchscreen features for gameplay, a camera function for original characters, and cross-saving with the PS3 and PS4 ports.
Koei-Tecmo has filed a trademark for Seiken Musou. Currently, it's unknown if this is a new original Warriors IP or a potential collaboration title with Square Enix's Seiken Densetsu series or Warner Brother's King Arthur.
Koei has unveiled its new VR Sense prototype for the annual Japan Amusement Expo. This virtual machine can simulate movement, wind, temperature, and aroma to give participants a unique arcade experience. Three games will be used to demonstrate its features: Horror Sense, GI Jockey Sense, and Dynasty Warriors.
Pachinko maker EXCITE has announced their pachislot Nobunaga no Yabou Souzou -Z- for their 2017 lineup. It will be in pachinko parlors by April 2017.
There are also rumors of a Toukiden pachislot within the works that has been circulating since last year. No news yet on the maker or its availability in parlors.