Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII is releasing on July 5 in North America and July 8 in Europe for PlayStation 4 and PC, Koei Tecmo announced today.
Following an eight year hiatus for the historical simulation/strategy series, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII is developed to celebrate the franchise’s 30th anniversary. Following the events leading to the unification of 2nd century China, the game lets you “take on the mantle” of one of 700 historical characters (including Zhao Yun, Liu Bei, and Cao Cao), or you can create your own unique character.
Here’s what Koei Tecmo says about Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII:
Fans of strategy games will find this exceptionally detailed title to be a challenging and rewarding blend of deep strategy and historically accurate warfare, regardless of their familiarity with the rich story of the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history. 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 selection of options for conflict resolution, the most impressive of which are the armies. A wide variety of army units can be recruited and trained, including foot soldiers, cavalry, artillery, and navy, 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: the Campaign mode, which stays true to the most profound of strategy games by allowing players the freedom to choose a starting year and customize the board to their liking before attempting to beat the game, and the Hero mode, which acts an in-depth tutorial, closely following historical events while teaching players all of the game’s mechanics. In Hero mode, players familiar with characters from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series can also enjoy an alternative way to relive the exciting lives and adventures of those heroes before proceeding to leave their own mark on history!
Expect more details on Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII in the coming weeks.