Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII pre-order bonuses announced, warfare types detailed

Warfare types include open field, narrow pass, naval, duels, and debates.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII

Koei Tecmo has announced pre-order bonuses, and shared new information, video, and screenshots of its upcoming Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII for PlayStation 4 and PC.

Pre-order bonuses are as follows:

North America

  • GameStop, Amazon, EB Canada, and Best Buy – Includes the following three scenarios:
    • “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.
    • “Thirteen Heroes” scenario, which follows thirteen chosen heroes who will gather together to compete for control of the land.
    • “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.
  • PlayStation Store (within the first month following launch) – “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.

Europe

  • Amazon – “Thirteen Heroes” scenario. This scenario follows thirteen chosen heroes who will gather together to compete for control of the land.
  • Independent Retailers – “The Battle of Red Cliffs” scenario. Within this exciting scenario, fan favorite Cao Cao has captured Jing and is preparing his attack upon Sun Quan’s Yang Province.
  • PlayStation Store (within the first month following launch) – “Punitive Expedition to Lu Bu” scenario. In this scenario, 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.

The new information offers more details on the game’s battle system, which consists of all kinds of warfare, including open field, narrow pass, naval, duels, and debates.

Debates

An important part of the strategy process is Debates. These intense conversations present the ability to convince lords to act in certain ways, as well as to raise support, to benefit your cause.

Duels

Duels, on the other hand, replace words with weapons and are executed in a turn-based system. Carrying out a duel will present bonuses for players within the battle, useful to getting the upper-hand on your opponent. For further strategic advantage, Siege battles can even be initiated during an on-going battle. Creating a blockade around the enemy stronghold allows it to be taken over more effectively with your army.

Naval Battles

Naval battles have been further perfected in Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII, allowing the navy to create strategic blockades or carry out skirmishes on vast rivers.

Narrow Pass Battles

On land, Narrow Pass battles involve holding a strategic pass or creating a line of defense of a narrow passage.

Open Field Battles

Open field battles are large scale fights where the player can dynamically control the course of battle. Organize your units to be placed in the best vantage point for an attack, allowing you to have the upper hand against your opponent. These different strategic options are further brought to life with a wide selection of beautiful battlegrounds, where players will find a greater hands-on view of the battle, allowing them to efficiently plan their battle tactics.

Watch the footage below. View the screenshots at the gallery.

Official Trailer

Warfare Gameplay

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