Enter a New Age of Conflict and Drama in the Expansion to Latest Instalment in the Renowned Strategy Series from KOEI TECMO, Also Headed to Xbox One for the First Time
KOEI TECMO Europe today announced the upcoming western release of Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII: Fame and Strategy Expansion Pack, an extensive content expansion for the historically-inspired strategy epic set in second century China. Arriving on the 25th April 2017 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC via Steam®, the add-on will offer players a variety of new strategic options as they witness the tale of a collapsing dynasty and fight to unify China. An assortment of screenshots was released to showcase the new War Council, Fame System and Event Editor features of the expansion alongside a selection of artwork depicting the new Officers whom players will be able to utilise in the game’s epic battles.
The upcoming expansion’s release also marks the first time that the grand-strategy experience will be available on Xbox One! Gamers on Xbox One will be able to experience the renowned strategy series as a digital bundle including both Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII and the Fame and Strategy Expansion Pack. This bundle option will also be available for the digital PlayStation®4 and Windows PC versions of the game.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII: Fame and Strategy Expansion Pack introduces new mechanics to the series that allow for greater strategic possibilities. One of these additions is the Fame System, wherein players work towards receiving bonuses for their characters by completing achievements, which range from battlefield objectives to peacefully resolving disputes. Players can also earn a Prestige title for their character through the Fame System, which will unlock new actions based on their Prestige level and ultimately shape life as an officer.
Also arriving with the new expansion is the War Council, which is held before engaging in battle. With this feature Generals are able to choose which Officers will follow them into combat and which strategies they will apply to outsmart their opponent. Furthermore, players will now be able to create their own scenarios with the Event Editor. This tool allows unique narratives to be crafted within second century China and offers full control over when Events take place, which officers are affected and whether there will be multiple outcomes.
On top of these engaging gameplay elements, players will be able to utilise a wide range of strategic options and kinds of warfare from the base Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII game. Players can partake in open field, narrow pass and naval battles, duels, or exchange weaponry for words and enter debates. Each battle is brought to life with stunning detail alongside environments that provide better views of the field and support quick and efficient changes to battle strategy. Outside of combat, the Civic Development system provides the option of developing Commerce, Farming and Culture, which can give a variety of boosts to an army’s loyalty and strength. Finally, securing allies and forming strong relationships through the Bond system is key to receiving aid in tight situations, allowing the tides of battle to be turned in the player’s favour.
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