Nintendo and Tecmo Koei strategically team up for Pokémon Conquest for the Nintendo DS

Nintendo this morning revealed that they are teaming up with Tecmo Koei to create a rather interesting new Pokémon game for the Nintendo DS/3DS. No, it’s not Pokémon Dynasty Warriors… instead, Tecmo Koei is dipping into their strategy background to put together Pokémon Conquest, a sort of mash-up of Pokémon games and the Nobunaga’s Ambition games.

Pokémon Conquest is scheduled for a June 18th, 2012 release. Take a look at the first screens and art below, along with the announcement.

A creative new entry in the Pokémon family of video games delivers a new way for fans to enjoy this legendary series on the Nintendo DS family of systems. Pokémon Conquest, set to launch on June 18, offers a fun new way to play Pokémon in a unique world called Ransei that is filled with adventure. Developed by TECMO KOEI GAMES Co., Ltd., the 2D game can also be played on the Nintendo 3DS system.

In Pokémon Conquest, players take on the role of a young Warlord who is linked with a Pokémon. Together, they must set out to recruit Warrior allies to strengthen their growing kingdom. Along their journey, players will encounter a variety of Pokémon, as well as Warriors and Warlords inspired by the Japanese feudal era. The game contains nearly 200 Pokémon, including many from the recent Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version games, which have sold more than 4 million copies combined in the United States.

As the battlefield unfolds in Pokémon Conquest, players must choose the correct Pokémon type to inflict maximum damage on their opponents. In the turn-based skirmishes, players choose different tactics for intense six-on-six battles, and battle conditions can change on every turn, keeping players on their toes in anticipation of what will happen next.