Tecmo Koei News


Dynasty Warriors: Pokemon originally pitched by Tecmo Koei

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 20, 2012 6:30am PST

Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition is an odd pairing of Nintendo's iconic kid-friendly franchise and Koei's feudal Japanese strategy series. But an even more bizarre collaboration was being considered: a Dynasty Warriors crossover game.


Spirit Camera, Fatal Frame spin-off for 3DS, coming to America

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 17, 2012 7:30am PST

The ghosts and ghoulies of the Fatal Frame series will enter our world on Friday, April 13, Nintendo has announced, confirming that Tecmo Koei's 3DS augmented reality spin-off of the survival horror series will indeed be released in North America.


Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus added to Vita launch line-up

By Steve Watts, Jan 06, 2012 5:45pm PST

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus for the PlayStation Vita has been moved from the nebulous "launch window" to February 22, alongside the system itself.


Chrono Trigger writer brought in for Ninja Gaiden 3

By Steve Watts, Dec 23, 2011 9:15am PST

Ninja Gaiden 3 game director Yosuke Hayashi talks about bringing back the writer for the original NES game, who also worked on Chrono Trigger.


"Time Travel and Alternate Timelines when ever one adds those into the equations things are ..."

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Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition announced for Nintendo DS

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 19, 2011 8:45am PST

Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition is a new game announced for the Nintendo DS that combines Nintendo's cuddly pocket monsters with Tecmo Koei's strategy franchise based on feudal Japanese history.


"Iashuka Honda, Prepare the cannons! And the Charmanders, for battle!"

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Dynasty Warriors Next confirmed for Vita launch

By Steve Watts, Dec 09, 2011 8:00pm PST

Dynasty Warriors Next, the announced DW game for PlayStation Vita, will be a system launch game in North America on February 22.


"wonder if the DW series is ever going to revisit PC, Im still playing DW 4 Hyper (had 6 too, but ..."

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Atelier developer Gust acquired by Tecmo Koei

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 07, 2011 8:45am PST

Gust, developers of cult JRPG favorites, like the Atelier and Ar tonelico series, has been acquired by Tecmo Koei.


Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus for Vita also adds 'Hero Mode'

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 30, 2011 4:15pm PST

How many times can you remake a game? Team Ninja can seemingly do it forever. Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus for PlayStation Vita adds upon the "director's cut" version made for Sigma with even more new content.


Dead or Alive 5 extended video shows off more 'fighting entertainment'

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 07, 2011 11:00am PDT

Dead or Alive 5 looks unlike any fighting game out there. It looks great, but is it taking "fighting entertainment" too far?


"I'm liking the look of the cinematic stuff but the actual fighting looks EXACTLY the same as DoA4"

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Ninja Gaiden 3's 'Hero Mode' enables auto-blocking

By Jeff Mattas, Sep 20, 2011 12:45pm PDT

Team Ninja discusses Ninja Gaiden 3's new "Hero Mode," a setting meant to help newer players get through the story.


"Yeah it certainly doesn't affect the quality of the game itself."

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Ninja Gaiden 3's 'consequences' teased

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 14, 2011 8:00am PDT

A new trailer from Tokyo Game Show shows the dramatic new direction Team Ninja is taking the Ninja Gaiden franchise for its third outing--the first without the involvement of series creator Tomonobu Itagaki.


"Yup, for what a psycho he is, the NG games have sucked without him."

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Dead or Alive 5 coming to PS3, Xbox 360 in 2012

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 14, 2011 7:30am PDT

Team Ninja is showing no signs of slowing down, announcing Dead or Alive 5 at Tokyo Game Show.


"in time to keep Soul Calibur 5 from monopolizing ridiculous boobs physics"

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Dynasty Warriors and One Piece combine for PS3

By Steve Watts, Sep 02, 2011 4:15pm PDT

Dynasty Warriors is teaming up with One Piece to make "One Piece Pirate Musou" for PlayStation 3.


"So is it bad I had a dream about this about 1 year ago. And it was a bad game in my dream...."

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Japanese game makers talk Wii U potential

By Jeff Mattas, Jul 27, 2011 6:45pm PDT

A host of Japanese game developers and producers share some comments and ideas about the Wii U.


Report: Ninja Gaiden 3 features 'complex multiplayer'

By Steve Watts, May 26, 2011 12:45pm PDT

Some new Ninja Gaiden 3 details have reportedly slipped out, including word on a multiplayer mode, the greater gore factor, and how the difficulty level is changing this time around.


"The original Team Ninja went over to Vahalla with Itagaki. So I have no faith in anything they ..."

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