Today Koei Tecmo had some extra information to share for those looking to pick up Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII. Those who pre-order the game will find that they will gain new scenarios in the game with those who buy the title from GameStop, Amazon, or Best Buy obtaining three scenarios: the exciting The Battle of Chibi scenario, in which fan-favorite character Cao Cao has captured Jing and is preparing his attack upon Sun Quan’s Yang Province; the ambitious Thirteen Heroes scenario, which follows thirteen chosen heroes who will gather together to compete for control of the land; and the dramatic The Campaign Against Lu Bu scenario, in which Lu Bu has successfully tricked Liu Bei to gain control of the Xu Province, but Liu Bei and Cao Cao have joined forces to reclaim the land. Those who get the game from the PlayStation Store within one month of release will be given The Campaign Against Lu Bu” scenario.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII also introduces a number of new elements to navigate the battlefields and politial elements of the game. Debates can be used to help convince lords to act in certain ways as well as raise support for your cause while fighting in Duels takes place through a turn-based system and various other styles of battles can be implemented during an on-going fight to help sway things in your favor. There are also new elements to naval battles that allow players to create blockades or skirmish on rivers while battles on narrow passes and open fields have also been given a number of new elements.