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Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: KOEI
Developer: KOEI
Release Date: Feb. 6, 2007

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'Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI' (ALL) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 5:24 p.m. PDT

RTK XI presents the most visually captivating evolution in the history of the series, featuring an artistic style evocative of classical Chinese ink-paintings, and with debates and duels now rendered in real-time 3D animation.

From legendary video game producer Kou Shibusawa comes his next historical simulation masterpiece. Rediscover an ancient civilization with an explosive history in the most stunning edition of Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

Set during the end of China’s Han Dynasty and the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D., RTK XI presents the most visually captivating evolution in the history of the series. Blurring the line between video games and art, RTK XI features visuals evocative of classical Chinese ink-paintings along with debates and duels rendered in real-time 3D animation.

As the ruler of a kingdom, each player will have complete control over their territories. More than 40 base commands give players the power to govern cities, manage their personnel, practice diplomacy and much more. Complete freedom to develop markets, shipyards, outposts, forts and military units expand on the already substantial benchmarks established by previous editions of the series. Furthermore, players will watch the era come to life through the uniquely individual personalities of the more than 780 officers and supporting characters they will encounter.

Players will need to dig deep within to prove themselves adept at both the military and political arts in order to bring China under one rule. Domestic affairs, diplomacy and warfare are all conducted on a single vast 3D relief map, dramatically bringing to life the eight massive scenarios that lie before them.

For improved control over each military campaign, RTK XI’s turn-based game play allows the player to plan their movements without undue time constraints, and then execute their battle tactics when ready. RTK XI also introduces an entirely new system for researching military techniques, as well as an Advanced Tactics System that allows players to drive or lure enemies into devastating ambushes. Skilled players will be able to link together tactics for maximum damage.

Key product features include:

  • Vivid 3D scenes inspired by classical Chinese ink paintings
  • 10 scenarios, plus 10 preset scenarios and 8 special challenges
  • Newly-revamped debate system
  • 100 officer skills from which to choose, including “Divine Fire” and “Entrap”
  • Create-an-officer mode with 24 customizable unique character attributes
  • For the first time, English and Chinese Voice Options
  • Step-by-step tutorials for beginners
  • Stirring original score composed by Yoshihiro Ike

Currently available in North America, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI is coming to PCs in Europe on Sept. 5, 2008.

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