Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 is coming to Steam in English

Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13

Koei Tecmo announced today that Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 is coming to Steam on July 5. “But wait!” you say. “Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 is already on Steam!” And yes, you are correct—but that one only supports Japanese, while this, my friends, is the English version.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 promises “deep strategy and historically accurate warfare,” with city management, diplomacy, and “a wide selection of options for conflict resolution,” which is an amusing way of saying big armies composed of infantry, cavalry, artillery, and even naval units. You can play as one of one of 700 historical characters, or choose to create one of their own instead. Two game modes are supported: Campaign Mode, in which you'll select a starting year and custom board options before setting out to conquer the world, and Hero Mode, an in-depth tutorial that also provides “an alternative way to relive the exciting lives and adventures of those heroes before proceeding to leave their own mark on history.”

I've put out the feelers to Koei Tecmo to find out if there are any changes being made to this release of the game aside from the translation, and I'll let you know what I hear.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.