Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake Delayed to Later in 2024

Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake Delayed to Later in 2024

Koei Tecmo has announced that the Kou Shibusawa-developed strategy game Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake has been delayed from early 2024 to simply 2024, meaning an unspecified time later in the year.

You can view a translation of the producers’ statement below via our team’s Ryuji:

From the Producers

“We announced that Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake was previously scheduled to be released in early 2024, but we have decided to change the release date to 2024.

As the first large-scale remake of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series, we decided that we needed to improve the quality further to create content that would satisfy fans.

The release date will be announced later, so please wait for a while.

We apologize to everyone who has been looking forward to the release. We will continue to improve the game to compensate for the wait, so we appreciate your patience.”

—Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake Producers Kazuhiro Echigoya and Hisatsugu Ishikawa

Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake has increased the number of officers from 600 to 1,000, providing new events and relationship opportunities that weren’t possible in the original game. Additionally, the All Periods Scenarios now offers over 55 scenarios, including fictitious ones, culminating in the most options seen in the series. As a result, players can choose any officer and time period they’d prefer to start in.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake features new visuals and voicework, with the former combining 2D and 3D artwork. Animated movies will have full voicework for important events.

The battlefield map has changed from being solely 2D to now being a mix of 2D and 3D, with landscapes rendered as ink paintings and battlefields crafted with “the latest 3D technology.”

The combat of Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake has been restructured significantly, with an improved tempo and balance. However, the experience is still turn-based, retaining key features like beginner approachability and the utilization of terrain.

A new feature is Tales, letting “players check the conditions, outcomes, and branching of different events, so they know how to trigger the ones they want or how to avoid other events altogether.” Historical and general events are both displayed, enabling transparency for progression.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake will launch digitally for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam.

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