April 23, 2008
ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XI
COMING TO WINDOWS-BASED PC
One of Video Gaming’s
Longest-Running Historical Simulation Series Returns to PC on July 29, 2008
KOEI, recognized worldwide as the
premier brand of strategy and action games, announced today that the Historical
Simulation game, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI (RTK XI) is coming to
Windows-based PCs for gamers throughout North America on July 29, 2008.
"Following KOEI’s successful launch
of Warriors Orochi for Windows-based PC earlier this year, the response to
bringing more of KOEI’s popular franchises to the platform has been
overwhelming," said Amos Ip, Senior Vice President at KOEI Corporation. "For PC
releases, the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series has always been at the top of
our fans’ wish lists. We are looking forward to bringing Romance of the Three
Kingdoms XI to Windows-based PC this summer."
About ROMANCE OF THE THREE
From legendary video game producer
Kou Shibusawa comes his next historical simulation masterpiece. Rediscover an
ancient civilization with an explosive history in the most stunning edition of
Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
Set during the end of China’s Han
Dynasty and the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D., RTK XI presents the most visually
captivating evolution in the history of the series. Blurring the line between
video games and art, RTK XI features visuals evocative of classical Chinese
ink-paintings along with debates and duels rendered in real-time 3D animation.
As the ruler of a kingdom, each
player will have complete control over their territories. More than 40 base
commands give players the power to govern cities, manage their personnel,
practice diplomacy and much more. Complete freedom to develop markets,
shipyards, outposts, forts and military units expand on the already substantial
benchmarks established by previous editions of the series. Furthermore, players
will watch the era come to life through the uniquely individual personalities of
the more than 780 officers and supporting characters they will encounter.
Players will need to dig deep within
to prove themselves adept at both the military and political arts in order to
bring China under one rule. Domestic affairs, diplomacy and warfare are all
conducted on a single vast 3D relief map, dramatically bringing to life the
eight massive scenarios that lie before them.
For improved control over each
military campaign, RTK XI’s turn-based game play allows the player to plan their
movements without undue time constraints, and then execute their battle tactics
when ready. RTK XI also introduces an entirely new system for researching
military techniques, as well as an Advanced Tactics System that allows players
to drive or lure enemies into devastating ambushes. Skilled players will be able
to link together tactics for maximum damage.
Produced by Kou Shibusawa and
developed by KOEI Co., Ltd, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI is rated "RP"
(Rating Pending) by the ESRB.