Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Kou Shibusawa have released new information and screenshots for the remake of the strategy game. Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remakeintroducing new features and improvements such as new officers, stages, visuals, voices and more.
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake is based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII with ignition kitcomplete with “All Officers Play” and “All Period Scenarios” features, as well as a wealth of new content to deliver the most complete Romance of the Three Kingdoms experience yet.
Among the new additions, the number of officers has increased from approximately 600 to 1000! With newly added officers and forces that were not in the original game, players can enjoy new events and relationships between officers for an even more authentic experience. The “All Period Scenarios” feature has also been updated to offer over 55 scenarios, including fictional scenarios – the most in the series’ history! From the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty to the final era of the Three Kingdoms period, players can choose any officer and period they want to play, creating numerous combinations for an ideal game.
To enhance the Romance of the Three Kingdoms experience, new images and voices have been added. Combining 2D and 3D graphics, it preserves the atmosphere of the original title while renewing it with rich graphic expression. The number of voices has also been increased, with officers shown in beautifully rendered graphics speaking to players in a variety of situations, with fully voiced animated movies used for important events*.
The battlefield map has also been redesigned, going from a single 2D image to a combination of 2D and 3D. Battlefields are created using the latest 3D technology, while distant landscapes are rendered as ink paintings to help create powerful battles and an immersive experience.
Combat in Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake is still turn-based, just like the original title, but the system has been fundamentally restructured, the result of Kou Shibusawa’s 20 years of experience since the release of Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 While the new version retains the key features of RTK8 (simple rules that make it easy for beginners, a map that combines field and siege battles, and the use of terrain), the pacing and balance of the game have been improved enormously. With the addition of new features like “Link Forged,” players will discover an easy-to-play yet highly tactical combat experience.
Events that color the drama between the characters can be found in the new “Stories” feature. This feature will allow players to check the conditions, results, and branching of different events, so they know how to activate the ones they want or how to avoid other events altogether. Historical events and general events are displayed, so that even beginners can check conditions when they are not sure what to do, helping guide them in their game.
In addition to events involving different officers, they will be linked through “Destiny”, the destination that connects two officers. There are two types of “Fate”: “Symbiotic” and “Antagonist”. “Symbiotic” makes it easier to have a good relationship with an officer, while “Antagonistic” makes it more likely to have a bad relationship. Depending on how players choose to progress, historically unrelated characters can be linked through “Destiny,” and as relationships deepen, “Linked Forged” will occur in battles and quests, providing significant benefits.
To help players easily keep track of the relationships and “Fate” of the officer they are playing with, a new “Relationship Table” feature has been added. With this feature, players will be able to control their rivals, good friends, or anyone deeply involved in their lives. By interacting and working with nearby characters, players will achieve greater achievements and this will also contribute to the growth of the protagonist. As relationships deepen, events will occur that become turning points in the officer’s life, such as sworn siblings, marriage, and raising children. The relationships depicted in the graph are not only historical, but players will see them change dynamically depending on how the game plays out.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake will be released for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch and PC via Steam in early 2024.
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