Koei Tecmo, developers of such titles as Dead or Alive 5, have announced today the release of a sneak demo of their upcoming fighting strategy and sequel to Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War, Bladestorm: Nightmare.
This is in anticipation of the now tardy release date of March the 20th, pushed back a little from the original March 6th in Europe. Instead, Bladestorm: Nightmare will allow users to gain experience with an early March demo, enabling players that little extra time in mastering the flow of battle during a mission. The demo will include a battle tutorial, a variety of troops to lead, squad attack actions and different weapons to try out.
To sweeten this already fairly sweet deal, Koei have revealed that pre-orders placed through Game will receive a dragon mask and staff item set as bonus content.
Bladestorm: Nightmare is set and inspired by battles of the Hundred Years’ War era, between 1337 and 1453 for you history boffins, and is inspired by recorded real-life events of the time. It will include a special Nightmare mode also, where the English and French join forces, nightmare enough for some, I’m sure, but add to that the fact that they’ll have to fight an array of mythical monsters, it should make it enough of a challenge for anyone.
Bladestorm: Nightmare is currently scheduled for release on the 20th of March.
KOEI TECMO Europe this week announced that the tactical action game, Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires will be released on the 30th January 2015 across Europe Xbox One.
The Dynasty Warriors Empires series returns replete with new features including deep customization of warriors, horses and armies, or even the creation of an original character in dynamic battlefields that evolve with environmental changes.
Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires focuses deeply on the chaotic lives of the warriors as their fateful decisions affect the rise and fall of the nations they bravely fight for. Players can select from 83 unique characters, or create their own original character with a plentitude of options through the edit function. The visual customization goes further with the newly implemented ability to customize their horses, banners and “normal” officers.
In the returning Empire mode, players can select from one of many distinct roles which are best suited to them or to experience the epic history and its outcomes through a different methodology of warfare in replay. Whether choosing from Liu Bei, a provincial ruler forced to wander the land in search of a home or Lu Bu, an egotistical warrior who moves from one betrayal to another in search of his own glory, players are swept up in the drama of warfare.
Courageous warriors trudge through Ancient China with its vast plains, bleak wastelands, narrow ravines and immense castles as they slash through enemy lines. In Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires, warriors must fight against not only enemies but also the forces of nature as the changing seasons bring new elements to the more than 40 battlefields affected by seasons and the passing of time.
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Add the date to your diary, calendar, mobile phone or simply write it on a wall. Spring 2015 see’s the release of the explosive fighting franchise from Team NINJA coming to Xbox One.
That’s right TiX readers, today Team NINJA revealed that Dead or Alive 5 Last Round is currently in development for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and other consoles. The game is set to be published by KOEI TECMO Europe and will be available at the suggested retail price of £34.99 Xbox One (physical and digital) and £24.99 for Xbox 360 (digital only). That’s already remarkably cheaper than current releases for Xbox One which can reach as high as £52 in certain outlets.
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round represents the zenith of the Dead or Alive 5 series, including the best and brightest content from those games, along with all-new content only found in LAST ROUND, creating the comprehensive Dead or Alive 5 experience.
DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round marks an exciting step forward for the franchise, and one that fans have been asking for. Bringing the game to a new generation of consoles is allowing us to create the most graphically striking version of any Dead or Alive game ever, and we are very happy to give our fans the chance to experience our signature high energy fighting entertainment as only the latest consoles can deliver it.
said Yosuke Hayashi, Team NINJA leader.
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round will take the signature DOA fighting style to the ring, wrapped up in the most graphically impressive version of a Dead or Alive game ever seen. The combatants in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round will present an unparalleled level of life-like detail, and smooth striking animations that will firmly place every fighter in the heat of the moment. The game’s dynamic interactive stages once again boast a range of visually striking locations from around the world, while offering even more destruction, deadly new danger zones and a higher level of strategic choices for players to utilize in the quest for victory.
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round will also deliver the largest roster of fighters in any DOA game to date. Fighters will include: Hayabusa, Hayate, Kasumi, Ayane, Rig, Momiji, Leon, Kokoro, Tina, Lisa, Brad Wong, Jann Lee, Hitomi, Leifang, Christie, Eliot, Leon, Gen Fu, Bayman, Bass, Zack, Helena, Marie Rose, Phase 4 and newly released Nyotengu along with Akira, Pai, Jacky and Sarah Bryant from the Virtua Fighter series. Character customization options get even deeper, as Dead or Alive 5 Last Round will offer over 300 open and unlockable costumes, and the brand new hairstyle and accessory options will give nearly endless possibilities to adorn the fighters for any occasion. Players can bring their run of rosters, costumes and accessories from Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, as previously purchased DLC content will be transferable from last gen consoles to current gen versions.
Currently in development by Team NINJA, more details about Dead or Alive 5 Last Round will be revealed in the coming months.