New “Hero Mode” Details for Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII

Koei Tecmo has shared new screenshots, details, and a new video for Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII.

Featured above, the new video shows off the game’s gorgeous event cutscenes.

The publisher also showed off the game’s “Hero Mode,” which lets you recreate historic battles from the perspective of a legendary hero – all of which leading to the unification of second century China.

You can find new screenshots for the game’s Hero Mode, below:

You can find the new details below, via Koei Tecmo:

In Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII, players will experience the historic battles which led to the unification of 2nd century China through a comprehensive tutorial and historical simulation mode, Hero Mode. Players will be able to experience a story rich in Chinese history as they learn how best to utilize the game’s strategic gameplay and advanced game mechanics. Detailed CG cutscenes have been crafted to further immerse players in this historically-accurate tale that highlights the most heroic deeds of the strongest, wisest, and most powerful characters of the Three Kingdoms Era.

To showcase this immersive mode, KOEI TECMO America has released a trailer illustrating the gripping drama of this era of political instability.  The first half of the trailer covers the Oath of the Peach Garden, depicting the moment Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei made an oath to become sworn brothers. In the second half, players can view a scene from the Battle of Hulao Pass. The three sworn brothers, after joining the allied army to kill the tyrant Dong Zhuo, need to fight his most powerful officer, Lu Bu.

KOEI TECMO America also released a selection of Character Portraits for the prominent military figures found within Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII, including fan-favorites such as Zhao Yun, Taishi Ci, Lu Meng, Li Dian and Xu Zhu. For these characters’ portraits there are two alternate poses which are used throughout the game: battle poses and civic poses. Battle poses are used in communication between characters in the midst of battle, displaying their battle stance. Civic poses are used outside of battle, highlighting each character’s personality.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII is launching across PlayStation 4 and PC in North America on July 5th and in Europe on July 8th.

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  • porkbun

    Don’t buy this.

    ROTK always has a better version coming out a year later called Power Kit(PK). Koei basically adjusts the game balance, add some new things to it and charge you $60 again.

    Koei loves to do this shit. Dynasty Warrior’s XTREME LEGEND, Toukiden: KIWAMI

    ROTK 13 is not a good game by itself. It pales in comparison to Civilization and Total War series. You want to play a good ROTK try 9, 10 and 11.

  • Kain Yusanagi

    …Wait. Fucking hell, they don’t have the old hero mode from VII or VIII. God dammit.

  • Trepie

    I seem to remember the last good one being 10. Everything since has been stripped down.

  • Mid 90’s Shinigami

    Fuck off you spam whore.

  • Evropi

    To be fair, all of the ROTKs pale in comparison to Civ and TW. It’s definitely a more streamlined strategy experience. Good call on waiting, though.

  • ronin4life

    I disagree quite heavily that KT strategy games pale in comparison to TW, which hardly has any strategy at all.

    The battles in TW are mostly nice, but the campaigns are nowhere near as good as any KT strategy game