Guan Yu rides into battle
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV’s latest trailer finally gives up a glimpse of what the game looks like in action. After Koei Tecmo’s announcement and TGS trailer, I was beginning to wonder when we’d actually get a look at the game in motion. We still don’t have a particularly lengthy trailer to gawk at, but at least it’s something.
In a rough translation of the text (provided by Siliconera), we learn that XIV will see greater individuality among the generals you can select. Liu Bei and Guan Yu, in particular, are mentioned to assert themselves during certain situations in a manner similar to their novel counterparts. Different rulers will also bring unique ideals to their kingdoms, allowing for different experiences for each playthrough. The map will also be using a more streamlined color scheme to better indicate which areas you own and which areas need political attention.
All in all, it looks to be shaping up as quite the return. XIII’s release three years back has left a void in Koei Tecmo’s strategy output, so it’ll be nice to finally return to a more tactical style of battle.