Pokemon Fans Find Kingdoms to Conquer in Pokemon Conquest for Nintendo DS
- By: CM Boots-Faubert
- Posted 14th Jun 2012
New and experienced fans of the Pokemon video game series are invited to embark on an entirely new role-playing adventure.
Pokemon Conquest launches for the Nintendo DS family of hand-held systems on June 18th. The game is also playable on Nintendo 3DS in 2D mode, and challenges players to enter into battles across a variety of environments in the mythical region of Ransei.
For the first time in the Pokemon franchise, players take on the role of Warlords who are linked with Pokemon, and must recruit allies to unite the kingdoms of Ransei and unleash the Legendary Pokemon. Developed by Tecmo Koei Games the game features nearly 200 Pokemon to battle and recruit, including many from the fan-favorite Pokemon Black Version and Pokemon White Version games.
In Pokemon Conquest, the region of Ransei is divided into 17 distinct kingdoms -- one for each of the 17 types of Pokemon. Players will be able to choose from 36 playable Warlords, each with its own unique storyline, and engage in a series of turn-based battles in which they can control Pokemon and Warriors. Battles can grow to include as many as 12 Pokemon in a six-on-six skirmish. Many battlefield victories will let players recruit more Warlords and Warriors and gain access to additional allies. Along the way, they will also encounter fascinating Warlords and Warriors inspired by the Japanese feudal era.
"Pokemon Conquest offers new adventures for fans of any experience level," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "By stepping into the role of a Warlord who must form alliances to unite the region, they can discover a whole new way to enjoy the strategic battles and imaginative storylines that the Pokemon franchise is known for."
Pokemon Conquest also includes a range of wildly different battle environments that can affect game play. For example, falling rocks or spouts of hot lava might influence how a battle unfolds, and choosing the correct Pokemon type can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Additionally, each playable Warlord has a special skill that can be used to help Pokemon on the battlefield.
To share the adventure of Pokemon Conquest with a friend, players can use a local wireless connection to face off in two-player battles. Each player must own his or her own Nintendo DS or Nintendo 3DS system and Pokemon Conquest game card.
For more information about Pokemon Conquest visit http://www.pokemon.com.