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Whether you prefer strategy, tactical-action, or an all-out war of fast, elegant, and presumably pleasant smelling ninja fists, Koei Tecmo Europe has you comfortably covered. Although there’s limited information available concerning when these titles will be available in the West, Bladestorm: Nightmare, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires, and Toukiden Kiwami all combine to make for a compelling TGS 2014 line up.

Information courtesy of Mindscape:


BLADESTORM: Nightmare (working title)
Developer: Omega Force
Platforms: PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PlayStation®3
Genre: Troop Command Action/ Strategy
Players: 1
Launch:  Q1 2015

Bladestorm: Nightmare (working title) follows Bladestorm: the Hundred Years War, which was released in 2007 on PS3 and X360. It is a strategy game at its core, focusing around the historical events that transpired in Europe of the middle-ages. The player assumes the role of a mercenary and chooses to fight either for England or for France in various battles of the 100 year’s war. 

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round
Developer: Team NINJA
Publisher: Koei Tecmo America and Koei Tecmo Europe
Platforms: PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PlayStation®3 (digital), Xbox 360 (digital)
Genre: Action
Players: Offline: 1-4
Online: 2-16
Launch:  Spring 2015
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round is the last instalment of DOA5 and the debut of the series on the PS4 and XONE platforms. While the basic modes are the same this game will render in High Def (1080p/60fps) and it will feature additional content.

*At TGS, a brand new level for DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round was revealed. Titled “The Danger Zone”, this classic stage from the original Dead or Alive returns, fully upgraded for the next generation! The eerily luminescent blue floor panels spanning this level aren’t just eye candy. Rigged with explosives which are set off whenever a fighter hits the ground, they play a strategic role in how players will utilize the level itself as a weapon against their adversaries. If used correctly, opponents won’t have a moment to catch their breath amidst the ensuing chaos. 

Developer: Omega Force
Platforms: PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PlayStation®3
Genre: Tactical Action
Players: 1- 2
Launch:  Q1 2015

Fan-favourite ‘Empires’ series returns with Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires in 2015. While more information about this title is yet to be announced ‘Empires’ will take the focus away from the historical figures that roamed the battlefields of the Three Kingdoms of China,  and emphasise more on player-created characters and strategic gameplay.


Developer: Omega Force
Platforms: PlayStation®Vita
Genre: Action Role-Playing Game
Players: 1
Launch:  August 28, 2014 (date reflects Japan only)

Introducing more Slayers, Oni, storylines, and chapters Toukiden Kiwami will be a robust expansion of the largely successful Toukiden: The Age of Demons which was released February 2014 for the Playstation®Vita.

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