A little before Christmas we heard about what is easily the weirdest crossover game in history. The cute and charming Pokemon crossing virtual blades with the very real historical characters of Feudal Japan found in niche hit series, Nobunaga's Ambition.
And now there's a trailer, which doesn't give us a whole lot on the game, but nonetheless has us really, really excited. This is going to be the best thing to happen to Pokemon since Pokemon.
There's a snippet of gameplay about a minute in to the trailer. It looks more like a tactics RPG than a "true" Nobunaga's Ambition game, which is more about empire building. That said, that part of the game might still be there, after all, wading through menus doesn't make for a compelling trailer.
The visuals are very distinctively Pokemon - cute and cheerful, so that much might put off some Nobunaga's Ambition fans, but the offset - the chance for Tecmo Koei to find a new legion of fans for their massively underrated franchise, is looking more and more like a sure thing.
I can't wait for this game.