Koei Tecmo Games has launched the “Kou Shibusawa Archives” for PC via Steam in Japan in celebration of Kou Shibusawa’s 35th anniversary.
The Kou Shibusawa Archives will revive popular, previously released titles from Kou Shibusawa. The first three titles are Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Nobunaga’s Ambition, and Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika. A bundle containing all three is available at a 50 percent discount launch price of 1,800 yen ($19.47) until January 10, when it will revert to the standard 3,600 yen price point. Each game can be purchased individually for 1,200 yen ($12.99).
Here’s an overview of each game:
Romance of the Three Kingdoms was the first Japanese game to be based on the Chinese classic “Romance of the Three Kingdoms.” Players become the leaders of their countries and strive to unite the land under their rule.
Nobunaga’s Ambition (1983)
Players assume the mantle of either Nobunaga Oda or Shingen Takeda and strive to conquer the entire land (17 areas in the Kansai and central Japan region). They manage their country to make it rich, then prepare their military forces. These then attack and defeat surrounding Clans in battle.
Players become Temujin, who has just become 20, and fight to unify the Mongolian plains. After uniting the plains, you are renamed Genghis Khan and proceed to conquer Eurasia. Grow rich and conquer all you come across.