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Remember all the rumors and half-confirmations swirling around lately about Pokemon? That includes the reveal of a reveal earlier this week that had many expecting a new iteration on this year’s Black and White games. Now early word from the Japanese game convention Jump Fiesta has spread, and it seems the game is one probably nobody predicted: Pokemon X Nobunaga's Ambition.

Early pictures from the floor of Jump Fiesta show the first art and screens for Pokemon X Nobunaga's Ambition, a crossover for the DS that links Koei’s niche (in the US) strategy series with adorable pocket monsters. Early screens seem to indicate the game possibly sticking to Nobunaga’s strategy-RPG roots, which is interesting as the Pokemon series has never really taken on that specific genre. As you’ll see in the other images, classic Pokemon like Mewtwo, Evee, and Jigglypuff are part of the title, where they looked to be partnered with Koei’s versions of famous generals from that period.

It’s coming out for the DS at some point in 2012 for Japan, though we wonder if a game so aimed at Japanese audiences like this one will ever come to America. Especially when you consider that the DS is pretty much done as a viable platform these days and that the last Nobunaga game came out in the US two years ago and few noticed. Hopefully Nintendo will recognize the universal appeal of battling cute monsters in feudal Japan and localize it.

Source: Serebii and 4Gamer

38 comments

  • RandomIdoit - December 18, 2011 11:28 p.m.

    I...don't know what exactly to say about this... still trying to figure out exactly the folks at nintendo are doing with this game...
  • purple_omlet - December 18, 2011 7:47 p.m.

    Not to be nit-picky, but you spelled Eevee wrong...
  • NatDaGamer - December 18, 2011 2:05 p.m.

    Pokemon&Samurai should be interesting :P
  • ThatFanInThePeacoat - December 18, 2011 12:43 p.m.

    This seems like an interesting stray away from the usual formula.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - December 17, 2011 10:11 p.m.

    I've never heard of the non-Pokemon half of this, but those pairings are dead-on. Kudos to them.
  • winner2 - December 17, 2011 8:27 p.m.

    kudos for creativity
  • Shenlong4517 - December 17, 2011 7:41 p.m.

    At first I spent fifteen minutes just repeating "what," but then I realized that I have a distinct love for TBS, the Sengoku period, and Pokemon; thus, this seems like the perfect game. I might actually not wait for the price to drop used if this ever gets localized. And apparently that's Akechi Mitsuhide with Articuno. Best pairing ever.
  • GameManiac - December 17, 2011 7:01 p.m.

    I seriously hope this gets localized, because the first time that I heard of this game on Serebii.net, I immediately thought "Cool..."
  • TheKey - December 17, 2011 1:07 p.m.

    So, uh, what exactly is Nobunaga? And where would I get it? 'Cause I feel really out of place at the moment.
  • shawksta - December 17, 2011 3:50 p.m.

    Its a DS game, find it on a Gamestop or something.
  • 8bitBaby - December 17, 2011 10:41 a.m.

    my eyebrows furrow at the images a little, but my brain says it makes perfect sense. i can see it. i can see me playing it, and enjoying it. sure. why not. C:
  • codystovall - December 17, 2011 10:23 a.m.

    Well, I know what Im not playin.
  • bobob101 - December 17, 2011 9:37 a.m.

    Did not see this coming!
  • SumthingStupid - December 17, 2011 8:44 a.m.

    so is it like final fantasy tactics advanced style of gameplay?
  • YamiLink03 - December 17, 2011 8:02 a.m.

    This doe not look that bad. I would play this.
  • marioman50 - December 17, 2011 12:05 a.m.

    I don't want a "strategy-RPG", give me Pokemon Grey!
  • ThatGamerDude - December 16, 2011 11:16 p.m.

    Wow this was completely unexpected.
  • GHOST3o0o - December 16, 2011 10:38 p.m.

    Would this mean a return to pokemon monday
  • TheInvincibleDragon - December 16, 2011 8:49 p.m.

    That really was the last thing anyone would expect. Hmm, I wonder who Masamune Date is teamed up with.
  • firelegendmush - December 16, 2011 8:47 p.m.

    As completely insane as this idea is, it is somehow awesome. This must come to NA.

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