Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII Gets First Details, Screenshots, Art

Yesterday Tecmo Koei made the surprise announcement of Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII and today they’ve followed it up with the first details and screenshots. The game will be released in Japan on PS4, PS3 and PC on December 5 and feature deeper story, more polished graphics and more dynamism than ever before.

Check out all the details:

Human Drama

Unlike previous entries, players will now be able to step into the role of a military commander. And the commanders that appear in the game will have more personality than ever before, with the game unfolding differently depending on how you bond with them. There’s also a “Eiketsuden Mode” (Legend of a Brave Hero Mode).

Spectacle

In addition to the field battles featured in previous entries, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII adds aquatic warfare and sieges. Stratagems like fire plans have also been added.

Dynamism

Similar to previous entries, the continent of China is depicted in 3D on a single map. You’ll be able to seamlessly zoom-in and zoom-out of the map from the overhead view up until inside the city.

There will also be two special editions, the contents of which are detailed below:

Treasure Box (PS4/PS3: 13,800 yen, PC: 14,800 yen)

A copy of the game
Original soundtrack CD
Desk Daily Calendar
Kou Shibusawa Walkthrough and Warlords art book
Military Commander clear files (x15)

GameCity Exclusive Set (PS4/PS3: 68,800 yen, PC: 69,800 yen)

A 1/3 size puppet of Zhuge Liang designed by the late Kihachiro Kawamoto (26cm)
A copy of the game
Kou Shibusawa Walkthrough and Warlords art book
Original soundtrack CD
Military Commander clear files (x15)

Thanks for the translation, Gematsu!