Romance of The Three Kingdoms is finally returning to the west next year. And Koei Tecmo has revealed some new details about the 14th title in the franchise. The press release is pretty lengthy. Which seems appropriate given the game we’re talking about.
For those unfamiliar with the Romance of The Three Kingdoms series, I’ll give you the basics. They are a long-running series of turn-based tactical role-playing simulation grand strategy games. That’s probably the longest and most specific genre description I have ever used. But it’s accurate. They aren’t for everyone. However, they have developed a devoted fanbase over the years. They take place in a romanticized version of the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history.
So what’s new in Romance of The Three Kingdoms XIV? Well, the first thing they mention is that the battlefield will have “no boundaries” as to where a battle can take place. They mention siege battles and battles on the water. The thing is these were already featured in older entries in the series. So I am unsure what about them is new. They will possibly be implemented in a new and exciting way. But while we are talking about the map, they do bring up one entirely new feature. Landmark capture. It seems you’ll have the opportunity to claim various landmarks, such as the Yangtze River and Yellow River as your own. Not sure what benefits this will bring. But you can be sure they will have some effect.
Honestly a lot of the details they revealed in this press release sound like systems that were already present in the series. Things like cities, gates, camps, and arrow towers. All of which already existed before. But again they might be used in new or expanded ways here. We will just have to wait and see.
Romance of The Three Kingdoms XIV is expected to release February 28, 2020, for PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam. I didn’t see any info on a price yet. But you can pretty much assume it’s gonna be a full-priced release.