Sangokushi XIV Coming to Switch
Koei Tecmo Games have announced that Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV with Power Up Kit is coming to Nintendo Switch this December.
Sangokushi 14 with Power Up Kit is the latest game in the Romance of the Three Kingdom strategy RPG series which began life in 1985 with the series’ original release on PC-88, and which released on the Famicom the following year. This updated version of Sangokushi XIV is set to come to PlayStation 4, Steam, and for the first time on Nintendo Switch, on December 10 in Japan, with the Switch version priced at ¥10,780.
Players can trade with other Eurasian countries for the first time in the series, with other additions made over the core game, which originally released in January this year. Check out the game’s official website here, the game description below, along with today’s live broadcast featuring Funabashi’s pear mascot character Funassyi!
Triumph over the land, take charge of the fate of China! Conquer territories and fly your colours!
A struggle for land where new strategies are born: from points to planes!
The vast land of China is represented a single realistic map, with the characteristics of the land replicated beautifully in CG. The vast map is comprised of 46 cities and approximately 340 regions. The regions are collections of detailed territories, and the struggle for land is intuitively expressed through a color scheme. Players can conquer territories to unite the land and fly their colors more elaborately and more freely.
New strategies created by supply lines and maintaining the front line
When troops are on the march, and the march origin city is connected to land controlled by the players’ forces, the supply lines will be maintained and troops can battle with ample supplies provided to them. However, if the connection with the march origin city is cut, the troops will lose their supply lines and will be weakened and fall into a disorderly state. Securing the supply lines is an integral part in maintaining the battle front.
Administration changes completely by doctrine and a unique policy!
Players can organise the administration, the center of power, as an element that expands the player’s strategy. Administration is shown in an organization chart, and as retained officers are added to the organization, various commands and effects are obtained. It is important to make administration that suits your own strategy.
More than 150 “characters” and over 1,000 officers – the most in the series!
More than 1,000 unique officers, which is the largest in the series, are in the game, and each officer is given a “character” (trait). There are more than 150 characters, with some being useful in battle, some in administration and so on. Some officers possess a powerful and unique character, and arranging the right officer in the right place will help in shortening the path to conquering territories.