Welcome to the world of Pokémon! In this world you have amazing creatures called Pokémon that you train and battle with other trainers! ….wait a second….This isn’t Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, or Unova…
So maybe you’re a Pokémon Ranger, not a Trainer! As a Ranger you form protect and help Pokémon, who in return help you! No…this doesn’t seem to be either of those regions either. We must be in the Ransei Region! In this region of the Pokémon World, There are entire kingdoms based around types of Pokémon, 17 in fact, and they operate much like feudal Japan, with Samurai, Warriors, Warlords and Everything!
Okay, this Game has you playing as a Young Warlord from the Primus kingdom in this region, with your Partner Pokémon being Eevee! The Primus Kingdom has an affinity for Normal-Types, and is the kingdom associated with it. Every Warlord or Warrior has formed a Special Bond with their Partner, and this allows them to support the Pokémon in battle. But, Warlords and Warriors can also form bonds with other Pokémon, and gain their help in battles as well. The game itself is much like a Turn-based Strategy game, much like Square Enix’s Final Fantasy Tactics Series, and Tactics Ogre Series. You start off with a small amount of units, and collect units through making bonds in the field, much like Shin Megami Tensei Games. Your Warriors and Pokémon grow as you fight with them, gaining experience, and eventually evolving! Even some of the warlords can “evolve” as well! The field of battle can be populated by up to 6 Warriors with 1 Pokémon a piece on each side of the battle, and a Warlord presiding over their troops. The object of the game is to get the winning objective before the other team does, and eventually unite the kingdoms of Ransei under one banner. The only thing that stands in the young hero/heroine’s way is Nobunaga and his Armies.
On the game’s case as a Turn-based Strategy game, it’s very solid, with an easy to grasp play style, and a more simplified control scheme. It seems simpler than a FF Tactics game’s control scheme. So I’d expect it to be a fun game to play, and even maybe a bit difficult in its later stages, as Turn-Based Strategy games tend to be.
The game was released here for the 3DS on June 18th 2012.