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Koei Tecmo Announces October Release Date For Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension

The Nobunaga's Ambition series has always brought players to the world of feudal Japan, featuring characters from real world history. The follow-up to the latest game in the series, Sphere of Influence, is coming on October 25.

Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PC. The game is set in Sengoku Era Japan, and will allow players to choose from over 2,000 characters to take control of on the battlefield. Get a glimpse at some of these characters in the first official poster. 

Though the game's story follows multiple warlords and complex political machinations, many of the missions will be centered on Yukimura Sanada, one of the most famous Japanese samurai of his time. Players will follow him from becoming a warrior at a young age to his rise to becoming a military commander.

This is the first game in the series that will add naval battles and
sieges, including the siege of Osaka, a well-known event in the period
of warring states. More details are to be released in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on the official website.

Our Take
While the naming convention may be a little confusing, the Nobunaga's Ambition series has always provided a good mix of historical accuracy with exciting strategy gameplay. I'd also love to see a follow up to the crossover this series had with Pokémon a few years back. – The Feed

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Looking back at what it felt like to launch Towerfall: Ascension

A new Polygon feature about Towerfall developer Matt Thorson sheds light on the game’s origins and Thorson’s unique development situation as a resident of the Canadian “Indie House.” …

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Towerfall Ascension Now Available For Mac And Linux

Towerfall Ascension released on PlayStation 4 and PC in March following its short period of Ouya exclusivity, and now it's available on Mac and Linux machines.

You can head here to grab the game for Mac or Linux, which is currently on sale. Usually the game sells for $ 14.99, but it is currently available to download for $ 9.99.

For our review of Ascension on PlayStation 4, head here. You can also check out our Test Chamber of the game in the video below.

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[Source: Towerfall, via Polygon]


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We're fans of Towerfall's frantic multiplayer around Game Informer, so it's good news to hear players on other platforms will get a chance to play it. – The Feed

Road to the IGF: Matt Thorson’s Towerfall: Ascension

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Catch arrows in Towerfall Ascension on PlayStation 4 this March

Those without an Ouya will be happy to hear that Towerfall, one of the nascent console’s best games, is headed to the PlayStation 4 in the enhanced form of Towerfall Ascension on March 11.

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Towerfall: Ascension Goes Head-To-Head With Heavy Hitters On March 11

The month of March is crowded with exciting game releases. South Park: The Stick of Truth, Infamous: Second Son, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, are just some of the titles arriving next month. Towerfall: Ascension now joins that list on the toughest day.

March 11 will see the release of Matt Thorson’s retro arena fighter Towerfall: Ascension (in North America). Ouya’s best title has been long awaited on other platforms. It will face Titanfall and Dark Souls II on the same day, though on different platforms.

Towerfall: Ascension is currently the only PlayStation 4 game slated for release that day (that we know of). In addition to the four-player competitive mode found in the original version, Towerfall: Ascension includes a quest mode for one or two players. For more, check out our review of the original.

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Our Take
I played the new version of Towerfall, and while I love the the gameplay and the inevitable trash talk, I don’t expect that it will get much action in my house. It’s not the lack of enjoyment, but rather the dearth of $ 60 PlayStation 4 controllers. Towerfall is good (really good, in fact), but it wasn’t enough to get me to buy an Ouya, and it’s certainly not enough to make me drop $ 120 on additional controllers. I’m quite ready for the PC version, though. – The Feed

Towerfall Ascension Confirmed For PC

Towerfall Ascension was revealed for PlayStation 4 a few nights ago with a trailer. A slightly tweaked version of the same trailer confirms that the game is also coming to PC.

The new trailer appears on the YouTube channel of Towerfall creator Matt Thorson. The trailer below is the same as this one, which revealed the PlayStation 4 version of the game, but this one adds PC as a platform.

Thorson confirmed that he was working on a PC version of the game in July, but we weren't sure if the recently revealed PC version of the game would have the same additional content (50 new levels, new power-ups, and co-op missions) that were unveiled for the PS4 version.

Towerfall began its life without the Ascension subtitle as an exclusive for the Ouya. You can read our review of the game as well as our Test Chamber for Towerfall by following the links.

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[Source: YouTube, via Rock Paper Shotgun] – The Feed

Towerfall: Ascension coming to PC, online play not planned for launch

Towerfall: Ascension was announced for the PlayStation 4 during Spike’s event for the console’s launch, but we weren’t sure if that was the same version as the one that was planned for PC earlier this year. Now that Matt Thorson, the sole designer of Towerfall, posted the above trailer on his YouTube channel this week, that seems to be the case. While it’s mostly identical to the one shown just before the PS4′s launch, the intro and outro graphics note both the PS4 and PC as planned platforms instead of just the PS4.

Ascension‘s revealing trailer notes a co-op quest mode, new powerups and 50 new multiplayer maps. Although the game’s focus lies in multiplayer, Thorson responded to a fan on Twitter to clarify that there “won’t be any online at launch, sorry. It’s really meant to be played together with friends.”

The vanilla version of Towerfall was launched as an Ouya exclusive back in July.

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Rise To The Challenge With Towerfall Ascension On PS4

Last night, Sony announced that Towerfall would be making the jump from Ouya to PlayStation 4. The package is called Towerfall Ascension, and it will include fifty new levels, four new archers, a twelve-player cooperative mode, and new power-ups.

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Towerfall was a standout on Ouya, making for exciting multiplayer fun (and lots of trash talking). The title is headed to Sony’s new system in Spring 2014. You can read our review of the original here. – The Feed