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Experience The Day And Life Of A Scout In Upcoming Larger Than Life Action Game, ATTACK ON TITAN 2

Burlingame, Calif. — December 14, 2017 — KOEI TECMO America released new information today for their upcoming action title ATTACK ON TITAN 2; including details on the character creation studio and intricate Town Life features. The publisher also confirmed even more playable characters as a part of the extensive lineup coming to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo Switch™, and digitally on Windows PC via Steam® on March 20, 2018.

Before diving into ATTACK ON TITAN 2’s fan-favorite story, players are invited to create their very own customizable protagonist in the character creation studio. The studio offers a multitude of customization options; including the ability to customize body shape, hairstyle, facial features, clothing and tone of voice. This comprehensive system provides all the necessary tools for a player to participate in their own unique Attack on Titan experience.

After taking on titanic foes across captivating battle sequences, players are able to experience the more tranquil day-to-day life of a Scout in the enhanced Town Life feature. A wide selection of handy amenities, crucial for battle preparation, are scattered around the camp; such as the Titan Research Room, Training Facilities, Regiment Store, and Regiment Administration office. These can be used to prepare for upcoming missions.

Visiting the Titan Research Room will allow players to view the Titans which they’ve caught while using the Restraining Gun in battle, as well as read through detailed information to aid them in future encounters. To vanquish these devastating creatures, the player can increase the levels of their stats at the Training Facilities - choosing among activities such as traditional lectures and hand-to-hand combat training with fellow comrades.

Resources are incredibly useful in the development and enhancement of weaponry, and can be used at the Regiment Store to improve the stats of a weapon as well as purchasing the required materials and high-grade equipment. Players will receive a bounty of these resources and materials with every victorious battle. To make for an even swifter victory, various types of bases, such as the Automated Artillery, can be built and upgraded.

In ATTACK ON TITAN 2 players are able to take on Scout Missions from regiment officers, providing an avenue for gaining experience, regiment funds, and rare materials—ones you would not come across in main missions. Players choosing to head out with their favorite comrades are able to deepen their relationships and gain a better understanding for their teammates; providing a greater edge in defeating their foes. KOEI TECMO America also released fresh new assets providing a first look at the ever-useful Town Life facilities and introducing five new characters which can join players on these missions - Sasha Braus, Jean Kirschtein, Marco Bodt, Daz and Conny Springer.

To keep up to date with the latest news on ATTACK ON TITAN 2 please visit the official site at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/attackontitan2, Like www.facebook.com/koeitecmous, and Follow us on Twitter @koeitecmous.

Fire Emblem Warriors - DLC Pack #1 reconfirmed for Dec. 21st, 2017 release

Fire Emblem Warriors - DLC Pack #1 Available Dec. 21, 2017

NEW CHARACTERS

Get three new characters from the Fire Emblem Fates game.

- Niles (weapon - bow)
- NILES (weapon - lance)
- Thief (weapon - lance)

NEW SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Take advantage of new skills and character abilities such as Azura's Song, which replenishes the Warrior and Awakening gauges of nearby allies.

NEW MAPS:
A new History Mode map for each new character: Grief (featuring Azura), Land of Gods (featuring Oboro), and Cold Reception (featuring Niles).

NEW SUPPORT CONVERSATIONS:
Unlock support conversations between the newly-added characters and other playable warriors.

NEW COSTUMES:
Get the Dark Songstress costume for Azura right away, and play History Mode maps to unlock Camilla’s Maid costume, Corrin’s Hoshido Noble (F) and Nohr Noble (M) costumes, and Takumi’s Butler costume. Armor Break appearances will also be added for all playable Fire Emblem Fates characters.

NEW ITEM:
Equip the Bond Charm in lieu of a Vulnerary or Staff to strengthen character bonds more quickly.

NEW WEAPONS:
A special weapon for each new character. There’s also a new weapon attribute available called “Divine Favor.”

Fire Emblem Warriors - More info/screens/art for Paid DLC Pack #1, Version 1.3.0 details

Pack #1 – Fire Emblem Fates

Release date: December 21st 2017
Price: 1 400 Yen / $8.99 / 8.99€ / £8.09 (included in Season Pass)
Requires: Ver. 1.3.0 or more recent

Contents:

- New characters: Azura, Niles, Oboro (with their own sets of bond conversations)
- New History Mode scenarios: 3
- New costumes: 5 (Corrin (Female), Corrin (Male), Takumi, Camilla, Azura)
- New “destroyed clothes” for the following characters: Corrin (Male), Corrin (Female), Azura, Xander, Camilla, Leo, Elise, Niles, Ryouma, Hinoka, Takumi, Sakura, Oboro
- New weapons: 3 (Blessed Lance, Oboro’s Spear, Nile’s Bow)
- Additional weapon characteristics: 8 (Mantle, Swordbreaker, Axebreaker, Lancebreaker, Bowbreaker, Tomebreaker, Dragonstonebreaker, Talonbreaker)
- New item: Bond Amulet

Pack #1 details

Azura (class: Songstress): using the power of her songs, she can fill up the Musou and Awakening gauges of nearby allies.

Oboro (class: Spear Fighter): using her Counter skill, she can create a shockwave by defending against an enemy’s strong attack. This makes the stun gauge appear above the enemy unit.

Niles (class: Thief): his skill, Lethality, increases the probability of Critical Hits dealing more damage than usual.
As mentioned previously, those new characters also get their own set of bond conversations!

History Mode maps

- Mourning Beast
- The Country Where God Sits
- Ice Village

Additional costumes

- Corrin (Female): White Blood
- Corrin (Male): Dark Blood
- Takumi: Butler
- Camilla: Maid
- Azura: Dark Diva

Characters getting “destroyed clothes”

- Corrin (Male)
- Corrin (Female)
- Azura
- Xander
- Camilla
- Leo
- Elise
- Niles
- Ryouma
- Hinoka
- Takumi
- Sakura
- Oboro

Three additional weapons

- Azura: Blessed Lance
- Oboro: Oboro’s Spear
- Niles: Nile’s Bow

Additional weapon characteristics:

- Mantle: increase the attack power of character exclusive weapons
- Swordbreaker: increases damage against enemies using Swords
- Axebreaker: increases damage against enemies using Axes
- Lancebreaker: increases damage against enemies using Lances
- Bowbreaker: increases damage against enemies using Bows
- Tomebreaker: increases damage against enemies using Tomes
- Dragonstonebreaker: increases damage against enemies using Dragonstones
- Talonbreaker: increase damage against enemies using Talons.

Ver. 1.3.0

Release date: December 21st 2017 (worldwide)
Platforms: Nintendo Switch / New Nintendo 3DS
File size: ??? blocks or ???MB (New Nintendo 3DS)

List of changes:

- Additional weapon ranks
- Added an additional weapon rank above “Brave”: Hero.
- Hero’s Sword
- Hero’s Axe
- Hero’s Spear
- Hero’s Bow
- Hero’s Tome
- Hero’s Dragonstone
- Leval cap raised
- The level cap has been raised from 100 to 110
- Additional Weapon Characteristics
- Attack Absorption: for every 100 enemies you defeat, your attack power is increased.
- This Weapon Characteristic appears as random drop after downloading and installing the Software update

Additional Blessings

- Defense Blessing
- Magic Defense Blessing
- Absorption Blessing
- Killing Blessing

Misc.

- adds support for the first paid DLC Pack
- makes it possible for players to order Heroes to restore Forts HP from the strategy screen
- lowered the K.O requirements for S Rank in History Mode, in the New Nintendo 3DS version
- various bug fixes

Fire Emblem Warriors - Paid DLC Pack #1 details (Azura, Niles, Oboro being added)

Pack #1 – Fire Emblem Fates

- Release date: December 21st 2017
- Price: 1 400 Yen / $8.99 / 8.99€ / £8.09

Contents:

- New characters: Azura, Niles, Oboro
- New History Mode scenarios: 3
- New costumes: 5

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi - more screens

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Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi - intro video

As far as we know, there are no plans to release a localized version of Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi. That shouldn't surprise too many, but if anything changes on this front, we'll be sure to let you know.

KOEI TECMO America Showcases ATTACK ON TITAN 2’s Thrilling New Features

Burlingame, Calif. — November 27, 2017 — Today, KOEI TECMO America released details about the exciting new and improved gameplay features and playable Scouts from the upcoming action title ATTACK ON TITAN 2. Slated for release in March 2018 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo Switch™, and digitally on Windows PC via Steam®, ATTACK ON TITAN 2 is ready to build upon the mammoth success of the first game when it launches next year.

Among the new features detailed are ATTACK ON TITAN 2’s Buddy Actions; which are support options team members can offer to one another. These options include Rescue, Recovery, and Titan Transformation; the latter of which offers a team member the potential to unlock the power of Titans!

Not all features are support-focused however, with moves like hook drives resulting in a fast-paced ‘jump and evade’ style attacks and sneak attacks helping Scouts strategize and withhold powerful attacks for just the right moment. For sneak attacks to be successful, the Scouts have to remain undetected by Titans; a feat not so easily achieved if players linger too much in their gigantic foes’ field of vision. Balancing the gameplay even more, players will also be able to equip flash grenades, used to incapacitate Titans in danger zones. Items such as restraining guns can also assist in the capture of Titans.

Outside of the battle, Scouts will be able to replenish their gas, blades, and other supplies at Bases. Some bases also serve as safe havens as they are equipped with automated artillery towers that attack Titans.

KOEI TECMO America released a selection of brand-new assets showcasing the battle gameplay features, a battle b-roll video and images of Mitabi Jarnach, Hannes, Zoe Hange, Rico Brzenska, Erwin Smith and Ian Dietrich – all will be playable in ATTACK ON TITAN 2.

To keep up to date with the latest news on ATTACK ON TITAN 2 please visit the official site at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/attackontitan2, Like www.facebook.com/koeitecmous, and Follow us on Twitter @koeitecmous

Attack on Titan 2 - another round of characters, info on gameplay actions, more screens

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■ Characters

Hange Zoe (voiced by Romi Park)

A Section Commander of the Scout Regiment. Hange acts as Erwin’s advisor due to her high intelligence and excellent combat skills. However, her interest in capturing and researching Titans often leads her to disagreements with Erwin. Although she is normally a talented commander, her interest in Titans occasionally runs wild causing much concern for Hange’s right-hand subordinate, Moblit.

Erwin Smith (voiced by Daisuke Ono)

The Commander of the Scout Regiment. His strong leadership skills has brought together the highly idiosyncratic members of the Regiment. However, he is also prepared to make any heartless decision necessary to bring humanity one step closer to victory. With this goal in mind, he designed the long-distance enemy scouting formation to increase the survival rate of Expeditions which he makes use of to lay the groundwork for retaking Wall Maria.

Hannes (voiced by Kenjiro Tsuda) (New Playable Character)

A soldier of the Garrison Regiment with a taste for alcohol. He once saved young Eren and Mikasa during the Colossal Titan’s attack on Shiganshina Distict but was overcame with fear of the Titans that he could not save Eren’s mother, Caria. Following the attack, he eventually became a captain of the Engineering Corps in the Trost District.

Ian Dietrich (voiced by Yuuya Murakami) (New Playable Character)

A soldier of the Garrison Regiment who serves as the leader of its Elite Squad. His exceptional combat skills and capacity to make sound judgements earned him Commander Pyxis’ confidence.

Rico Brzenska (voiced by Michiko Kaiden) (New Playable Character)

A soldier of the Garrison Regiment and a member of its Elite Squad along with Ian and Mitabi. Rationale to a fault, she is capable of making cold-hearted decisions if the situation called for it.

Mitabi Jarnach (voiced by Takanori Hoshino) (New Playable Character)

A soldier of the Garrison Regiment and a member of its Elite Squad along with Ian and Rico. Although he typically has a foul mouth, his strong sense of responsibility is second to none.

■ System

◆ Action

Omni-Directional Mobility Action

Use of the omni-directional mobility gear allows to fly freely around the battlefield. Maneuvering with ODM is essential to taking down Titans. To defeat a Titan, their weak point – the nape is the target, behind the neck. Severing limbs such as arms or legs will make it easier to attack the nape.

—Bases

You will encounter various bases on the battlefield. These exist to aid the war effort, allowing you to replenish gas, blades, and so on. Some will even pepper Titans with cannonfire. Get acquainted with the various types.

Buddy Action

Team members possess a variety of buddy actions to support you in the field. When you see an icon over a team member’s head, press the button to trigger his/her buddy action. Once used, you must wait for the action to cool down before it becomes available again.

Hook Drive

Air jumping right before a Titan attack makes contact will result in an evasion. You can land a powerful finishing blow when you use your omni-directional mobility gear to attack while successfully evading a Titan’s attack.

Sneak Attacks

Hold target button to enter a telescopic view, will be able to take aim. Once your target is lined up, hit attack button to charge towards your prey at breakneck speed. Once in proximity, press attack button at just the right moment to unload an immensely damaging blow.

—Detection

Titans will begin to detect your presence should you linger in their field of view, as indicated by the caution gaug. Once this gauge is full, what is known as a danger zone will trigger.

—Restraining

Restraining gun, as the name suggests, are used to capture Titans.