By Michael Fontanini / October 25th, 2019
Koei Tecmo America has revealed the varied new battle and domestic tactics of Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV. The upcoming strategy game will be launching in the West on the 28th of February in 2020. Players will be able to grab it for either the PC via Steam, or the PlayStation 4 console. The game is available for pre-order now. Those who buy it within the first two weeks after launch will be able to download an extra scenario (The Battle of Yiling) for free.
In Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV the entire map of China will be your massive battlefield. There are no boundaries dictating where fights can take place as you work to conquer more of the land to unite the kingdoms. Players can wage war on land with siege weapons such as battering rams, or command a variety of assault boats to crush your foes in naval battles. Along the way, you may encounter some famous landmarks from the time period of The Three Kingdoms. Examples include the Yangtze and Yellow rivers, and they can be taken and made part of your territory.
Claiming new land for yourself will be very important in your quest to take out enemy forces if you wish to unite The Three Kingdoms. You can appoint an officer to be the “Area Overseer” for each area you control. Their job is to advance the development of said area and increase income via farming, commerce, and more. They will also increase the territory of their forces, which simplifies the player’s job of managing the empire a bit. You’ll need to pay close attention to the abilities and characteristics of those you appoint as area overseers to ensure success. An area overseer with a high charm or fame characteristic and good with domestics may become a formidable force for you.
Cities in Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV and gates are very important locations on the map. Cities are also bases where armies can grow and become stronger under the right conditions. This brings new tactics to defend these areas, and also brings you more gold and supplies. Gates are crucial to control as well, as they too are very valuable tactically. They can be occupied by your military and then used to launch tactics for repelling foes.
Players can also construct buildings and obstacles on ally land to defend against or attack incoming foes. Camps allow allied forces to use fewer supplies on long campaigns, while arrow towers are automatic defense installations that will fire on any foe that comes too close. Stone soldiers lower enemy morale and unleash disorder that propogates through their ranks. Players can also utilize obstacles both offensively or defensively to help direct battle to go their way.
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