Catch these new Pok?mon Conquest screens, art and info

Nintendo today revealed both more information and features, and new screenshots for the Tecmo Koei developed, strategic new Pok?mon spin-off, Pok?mon Conquest.

The Nintendo DS title sounds a lot more grown-up than previous Pok?mon titles with warlords, historical references, deep mechanics and plenty of missions.

Take a look at the new screens and art, and read on for the new features.

Pok?mon Conquest is scheduled for a June 18th release.

Following last month’s announcement of Pok?mon Conquest, Nintendo has revealed even more details about the new features available in the game, which launches for the Nintendo DS family of systems on June 18. Players can look forward to exploring the Ransei region and interacting with Pok?mon in an entirely new way as they take on the role of a young Warlord who is linked with a Pok?mon. Together they must set out to recruit Warrior allies to strengthen their growing kingdom. Developed by TECMO KOEI GAMES Co., Ltd., the game can also be played on the Nintendo 3DS system in 2D mode.

New information includes the following:

Story: To save the Ransei region from Nobunaga, a powerful Warlord who is trying to take over Ransei, players must conquer different kingdoms to strengthen and grow their own kingdom. There are 17 kingdoms in total to conquer. Conquering all 17 kingdoms and ultimately uniting the kingdom will awaken the Legendary Pok?mon and save the land from destruction. Story mode is organized by episodes. Players unlock episodes as they progress and each episode features a different playable Warlord and victory conditions.

Army Mechanics: Players can grow their army by recruiting defeated Warlords and their Pok?mon. After a kingdom is conquered, players will also have access to the kingdom facilities such as training grounds, shops to buy items and mines for money. Players can also strengthen their army by linking with Pok?mon. Warlords can have various linked Pok?mon and switch between them before battle to strategically prepare for the type of battle they are about to engage in.

Battle Mechanics: Players will encounter a wide range of battlefields as they progress through the game. Each of the 17 kingdoms has a different type-themed battlefield. For example, in the fire-themed kingdom of Ignis, players can battle around lava flows, lava beds and fire spouts. Strategically using water-type Pok?mon to navigate through this battlefield will help players conquer this kingdom. Additionally, players can use the kingdom training grounds to train their army or find wild Pok?mon and link with them. After battling with a Warlord, the game automatically registers them. Using the built-in local wireless features of Nintendo DS, players can use their registered armies to battle with friends who also own the game.

Warlords and Pok?mon: Each Warlord has a special ability that can change the tide of battle. For example, Warlord Oichi has the ability to heal all the Pok?mon in a player’s army. Also, like Pok?mon, Warlords have types that will determine how well they link to particular Pok?mon. Some Warlords will have the ability to choose from and link with several different kinds of Pok?mon.