Watch the New Gameplay Trailer for Strategy Title Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII

Sprawling battles take center stage in the new trailer for Koei Tecmo’s strategy title Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII, which has plot course for a release on July 8. 

Introducing the novel Hero mode, the sizzle reel outlines the ways in which RTS fans can relive the clashes that ultimately led to the unification of second century China.

Developed to conicide with the franchise’s 30th anniversary, Koei’s latest installment also gives players the ability to create their own character, or choose from the game’s roster of historical figures — one which includes Zhao Yun, Liu Bei, and Cao Cao. 

Here’s an overview, per Koei Tecmo:

Players will experience the historic battles which led to the unification of 2nd century China through a comprehensive tutorial and historical simulation mode, Hero Mode. Players will be able to experience a story rich in Chinese history as they learn how best to utilize the game’s strategic gameplay and advanced game mechanics. Detailed CG cutscenes have been crafted to further immerse players in this historically-accurate tale that highlights the most heroic deeds of the strongest, wisest, and most powerful characters of the Three Kingdoms Era.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII marches onto PS4 and PC on July 8. 

[Source: Koei Tecmo (YouTube)]