Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence details diplomacy; new trailer, screenshots

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Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence

Koei Tecmo has released a new Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence trailer and set of screenshots, detailing the influence of diplomacy.

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Using Diplomacy to improve foreign affairs is a key ingredient to building a powerful clan in Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence. Although it’s a slow-burning process that doesn’t provide the fast-paced, exhilarating action that battles do, Diplomacy can wield very fruitful results. For example, players can cultivate relationships with nearby clans and tribes to ensure they won’t take up arms or join enemy armies. Good diplomatic relationships with other lords can also lead to forging longer lasting alliances, or coalition armies against a common enemy. Prolonged good relationships might allow players to assimilate tribes into their clan, thus increasing the population and sphere of influence of their fief.

Additionally, diplomatic ties to the imperial court – although costly – can lead to an increase in rank through the award of nobility titles. These titles can be acquired on behalf of the clan lord or passed on by the lord to subordinate officers to increase their loyalty and provide a multitude of benefits, including an increase in influence and a decrease in cost for various diplomatic actions.

Covert Ops and Espionage

On the darker side of Diplomacy, players can assign officers to covert operations and espionage. These can include reconnaissance missions, or attempts to entice and create discontent amongst enemy officers. Keeping officer loyalty and satisfaction high is the only way to prevent NPC spies from leading officers away from the players’ clan and ensuring betrayal won’t hit from those closest to the top!

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence is due out for PlayStation 4 via retail, and PlayStation 3 and PC digitally on September 1 in North America and September 4 in Europe.

Watch the trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.

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