Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Kou Shibusawa have released new information and screenshots for Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack Bundle introducing “War Chronicles” mode, the “False Information” unit command, and “Destroy Building” ability.
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“War Chronicles” Mode
In the thrilling new “War Chronicles” mode, five new short scenarios will be added to the battlefield, including the “Anti Dong Zhou Coalition,” “The Battle of Guandu,” “The Battle of Chibi,” “The Battle for Jing Province,” and “The Battle for Wuzhang Plains.” In this new mode, gamers will take command of forces which cannot be chosen in normal scenarios—such as Zhou Yu in “The Battle of Chibi” and rivals Zhuge Liang or Sima Yi in the heated “Battle of Wuzhang Plains”—and each scenario will include original events, adding even more excitement to the classic scenes in Romance of the Three Kingdoms. At the conclusion of each scenario, players will be evaluated and given a score according to several factors including how many turns were used, how many orders were consumed, and how many times a coordinated tactic was executed, testing the true skills of every gamer out on the virtual battlefield.
“False Information” Unit Command
Beyond “War Chronicles” mode, the ability to provide “False Information” against enemy units was also revealed. “False information” is a unit command which disseminates disinformation to enemy units and leads them into traps. If you lay a trap in advance and activate the command “False Information” against a marching enemy unit, your previous commands will be suspended and your unit will deceive the enemy unit to move toward the ensuing trap. With “False Information,” success depends on intelligence, so officers with high intelligence are going to play a more active part in battlefields than ever before. New officer characteristics referring to “false information” will also be introduced into the game, such as “Seer” and “Careless,” allowing officers to have more vivid and effective personality types throughout every campaign.
“Destroy Building” Ability
In addition, the new “Destroy Building” ability will enable players to sabotage structures on the map. Instead of simply marching units to destroy a building in a soldier’s way like in previous games, now you will be able to set traps like falling rocks to devastate buildings impeding your path to victory.
Early Purchase Bonuses
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack also features a variety of early purchase bonus items that will be available to freely download within the first two weeks from launch. The bonus scenario “The Fall of Shu Han” will be available for players on all platforms, while the “Battle of Yiling” scenario, originally a bonus for the release of Romance of The Three Kingdoms XIV, will be available exclusively to Switch players.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack is due out for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam on December 10 in Japan and February 11, 2021 in the west. Users who already own Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV for PlayStation 4 or PC will be able to upgrade to Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack via the “Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack” add-on.
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