KOEI TECMO today revealed the new Civil and Council systems available in NOBUNAGA’S AMBITION: Sphere of Influence – Ascension, providing further strategic options to players. The Grand Strategy epic is set to release on the 28th October 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and digitally on Windows PC via Steam.
Within Sphere of Influence – Ascension players can take control of their own domain and, whilst this begins relatively small, they can ascend to become Lord of the Castle through following their lord’s orders. Rising through the ranks offers the opportunity to use the Civic Development system on a larger scale, allowing a small Village to turn into a bustling City. Through this system many aspects of a domain can be improved, and it’s up to them whether to make a military city, or an agriculture town.
A key part of building a domain successfully is the strategic selection and use of Facilities. There are three different types available: “Production”, “Dedicated” and “Military”, all of which provide resources and boosts. “Production” increases the amount of gold, supplies, lumber, and iron, “Dedicated” raises the satisfaction levels of different aspects within neighbouring districts, and “Military” increases the number of soldiers, and provides greater weaponry and equipment to the army. Each facility has limited productivity, and through strategic combination, players will notice greatly improved production rates, providing a wealth of resources for their domain.
Land is also limited, and eventually there will not be room to build further facilities, so clearing land is an important way to discover new resources and uncover new plots to build on. Terrain can also be altered to provide greater benefits to the domain. For example, water is hard to access in-land but irrigating a canal will improve water control, allowing paddies to be cultivated, and offering a rich harvest in turn.