Marking the series’ reappearance in the West after an eight-year hiatus, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII has officially arrived on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam. This title was developed in celebration of the series’ 30 year anniversary.
The game will give players a climactic and historically-accurate storyline that is rich with Chinese history, complete with detailed CG cutscenes that highlight the most heroic deeds of the strongest, wisest, and most powerful individuals of the Three Kingdoms Era. Players will learn how to employ strategic options and harness the advanced game mechanics as the tale of a collapsing dynasty and the emergence of power-hungry factions unfold into a complex chessboard on which players can influence the fateful events leading to the unification of China in the second century. Players can climb the ladder of leadership as one of the 700 historical characters during the turbulent era of political instability, large-scale conflict, and human drama.
Here’s a quick “About”, as presented on the official press release:
Explore the myriad of experiences within the world of Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII, covering Civil Development, Diplomacy, Debates, Duels, open field battles, sieges, naval battles and more with gameplay differing depending on the situation at hand. Cities can be built and developed; alliances can be fostered or broken; armies can be mustered and deployed. Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII prides itself on offering a wide range of options for conflict resolution including a robust army composition selection, while special care has been taken to incorporate diplomacy and personal relationships, giving the player an extra incentive to build a stable and loyal network of friends and allies.
This comprehensive and exceptionally detailed strategy title features two compelling gameplay experiences: A campaign mode provides the freedom to choose a starting year and customize the board to the player’s liking, and Hero Mode closely follows historical events while teaching players all of the game’s mechanics. Players must decide for themselves whether they will follow a favorite historical figure to glory, or rise up and claim their place in history by uniting China under their own banner!
Are you excited for the return of the series?