It didn’t take long for Koei Tecmo to assure Western fans of strategy games that Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV will indeed be heading West sometime in early 2020. The company has revealed that the game will be releasing in North America and Europe for the PlayStation 4 and PC and have released some new details about the game as well as a handful of sceenshots and a trailer.
The latest iteration of the classic tactical series is once again set during the fall of the Han Dynasty in ancient China; where battles take place in a boundary-free scramble for land. The game’s map showcases the territory captured and the thrill of expansion using a simplified color system, paying homage to the original released on PC back in 1985. Everything from war to diplomatic affairs will be geared toward managing and gathering land as players attempt to spread their strategies at will across the vast China map.
In addition, this entry will adopt the ruler-based system from Romance of the Three Kingdoms 9 and 11 in order to help return classic gameplay to the series. This means that all actions – from domestic, to political, to battle – will now take place on a single map. Greater individuality among characters will also be on display; with officers from the Three Kingdoms, like Liu Bei and Guan Yu, asserting themselves at various situations in order to fully immerse players into the game’s rich history. But that’s not all, as a new Evolved Artificial Intelligence system is also being implemented to challenge players across repeated playthroughs.