Koei Tecmo Details Romance Of The Three Kingdoms XIII's Hero Mode

By Mike Sousa on May 26, 2016, 5:25PM EDT

After an eight-year hiatus, Romance of the Three Kingdoms is finally making its return to Western territories with release the latest entry in the renowned strategy series, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII.

To help players, especially newcomers, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII features a tutorial called Hero Mode. This mode allows players to experience the historic battles that led to the unification of 2nd century China through a comprehensive tutorial that will teach them how best to utilize the game's strategic gameplay and advanced game mechanics. It will also feature detailed CG cutscenes to help players immerse in this tale focused around the political turmoil and warfare of Three Kingdoms, and some of its iconic and heroic characters.

Koei Tecmo has released a trailer to showcase this game mode and give players a glimpse of how it works. The first half of the trailer covers the Oath of the Peach Garden, depicting the moment Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei made an oath to become sworn brothers. In the second half, players can view a scene from the Battle of Hulao Pass. The three sworn brothers, after joining the allied army to kill the tyrant Dong Zhuo, need to fight his most powerful officer, Lu Bu.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII tells the tale of a collapsing dynasty and the emergence of power-hungry factions, setting the scene for a complex chessboard on which players can follow and influence the fateful events leading to the unification of 2nd century China. Blending deeply strategic gameplay with historically-accurate warfare, players can climb the proverbial leadership ladder as one of 700 historical characters during a turbulent era of political instability, large-scale conflict, and human drama.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII releases on PS4 and PC on the 5th of July in North America and on the 8th of July in Europe.

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