For all you Americans out there, rush to your local game store and buy this excellent game, as it arrives today! Oh, you still aren’t sure whether to buy this or not? Let me convince you with some reviews (spoilers: it’s good):

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  • IGN – 9.0 Editor’s Choice: Pokémon fans should not hesitate to give Conquest a try. It offers a new and different way to enjoy the Pokémon universe, and is well worth your time and money. The same goes for strategy fans, or those looking to get into the genre.
  • Destructoid – 8.0: As far as Pokémon spin-off games go, this is definitely one of the best offerings on the market, and is worth picking up by any fan of the series.
  • NWR – 9.0: For those with an interest in either strategy games or RPGs, but not sold on the other, Conquest is the perfect introduction to both. Watching your Pokémon and warlords evolve is a rewarding experience that will keep you coming back for more.
  • Siliconera: Admittedly, I’d been hoping for something more different and with a more solid plot, but on the other hand, the game feels so distinctly Pokémon that I can’t dislike it for its faithfulness.
  • Nintendo Power – 9.0

You have no excuse for not buying this. This is one of the best spin-offs made in the last ten years, if not the best. If you’ve picked it up already, or you cannot decide, you can discuss the game in the comments below! We’re back soon with the launch of a new addition to the site, so keep your eyes on here.

You can support PJN by buying it through Amazon using this link. 🙂 Great way to help out if you’re buying the game anyways! (Currently may be out of stock, don’t buy it for more than $30)

  • belmad

    Still no release date for Europe? 🙁

    • Nope. Should be arriving in the Autumn, if it arrives at all.
      But I don’t doubt that. Thing is that this needs additional translating to European languages, and they don’t do spin-offs as quickly as the main games. Translation starts right after the English one is finished, as they use English as base.

      • belmad

        🙁 Oh well, that sucks 🙁 :I just wanted to play it throuhgout summer. 🙁

      • tlm

        I heard that the original Nobunaga’s Ambition games never came out in Europe.
        Also I am cynical and bitter over Earthbound despite it being before my time.
        Don’t you think it’s odd there’s been no mention of even a tentative EU release?

        • Earthbound has nothing to do with this. It’s an 18 year old game, and the decisions then where made by a totally different Nintendo.
          And going by the change of the name and the way of marketing in the US, Nobunaga isn’t an important part of it here. At least, that’s what they want it to look like.
          Nintendo have become a company that holds closely to release dates and confirmations. If they want to announce a release date, be sure it is only a month or two before launch. So be patient 🙂

  • Reece

    Just watched the whole walkthrough (well the Jap version) and although I didn’t understand the plot… it’s way simpler then what they made it out to be…
    Now if only they released it in the UK!

  • “You have no excuse for not buying this.”
    I think lack of money is a pretty good excuse. :/

    • Shhh…

      You have two kidneys. You only really need one. Problem solved.

  • You can always import it, as DS games are region free. Only 3DS games are region locked. I heard that people are selling it on Ebay, I will probably buy it from there if it’s true.

    • Importing comes with expensive shipping costs and a huge import tax. Although it’s only 30 dollars in the US, it would still cost more than waiting till it’s here and buy it then.

      And as this is a DSi game, it IS region locked on DSi and 3DS. And I don’t game on my lite anymore.

      • me

        cost me 42 british pounds to import it to scotland

  • caleb

    Just got mine in the mail. Gonna go play it know.

  • I defiantly want to give this a try. Hopefully I can get my hands on it soon.

  • jayred7

    No stores in Vegas Have it 🙁 they said try again tomorrow. All my local toys r us stores have the game listed as backordered

    • Xander

      Oh wow I’m not the only one that has this issue. XD Its because they don’t release games until Tuesday. So a game will come out either on a Sunday (Nintendo only usually and most of the time it only involves Mario) or Tuesday.

  • Xander

    I love how it says they are supposed to be out today, and after going to 15 stores today not a single one has them out yet. All of them can’t sell the games until tomorrow.

    Freakin sucks.

  • Brittbrat

    idk looks interesting but i rather save my money Bw2 even though there’s always rom’s <.<

  • caleb

    Huh, so I went to gamestop to pick up new play control pikimin 2 and the didn’t have conquest. Same with Wal-mart. And I hear from a lot of people saying their stores don’t have it. Oh well I ordered it from amazon so it’s all good.

  • me

    ive imported an american copy from ebay
    hoping it gets here soon
    any new passwords been revealed yet?