Koei Tecmo has announced that Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 will be released on PC via Steam and PlayStation Store in North America on July 5th and in Europe on July 8th to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the series.
The game’s released was confirmed in a press release today (yes, today is April 1st. No, it doesn’t appear to be a joke). The historical strategy RPG will allow players to explore a turbulent era of human drama, political instability, and widespread strife in ancient China.
You can check out the game’s announcement trailer above.
Koei Tecmo says:
“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.”
Players have the option to choose from more than 700 playable characters including fan favorites Zhao Yun, Liu Bei, and Cao Cao. You can also create your own character and try to climb the ladder to power.