One of the most beloved military strategy games is making a comeback! Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 is over 20 years old, and with remakes being all the rage… why not? The tactical role-playing simulation’s remake – titled Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake – is set to launch digitally next year for PC and some consoles. More information about the game is promised to be revealed during the Koei Tecmo LIVE! in TGS 2023 livestream, which takes place on September 22 (streaming on YouTube here) and also takes a look at Atelier Resleriana: Forgotten Alchemy and the Polar Night Liberator, Wo-Long: Fallen Dynasty’s upcoming DLC Vol. 2, and Fate/Samurai Remnant.
The title is a historical simulation game where players direct heroes in a bid for power over all of China. It is set during the turbulent times of the Three Kingdoms of Wei, Wu, and Shu. Players choose to play as one of eight classes, including Ruler, Strategist, and Boss. Try to advance by fulfilling assignments, helping with both domestic and foreign affairs, and fight in the many battles that erupted during this period. It’s not all fighting, though, as players will also enjoy other events that happen in the lives of their heroes, like marriage, finding brothers, and finding rivals.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake is based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII with Power Up Kit, an expanded version of the base game including both the “All Officers Play” and “All Periods Scenarios” features. The game has all-new graphical and game system upgrades to bring it up to modern standards.
The game first launched in Japan in 2001, with a North American release in mid-2003 and a European release in early 2004. The series is currently up to Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV; you can read Matt’s review of that here to see how the franchise progressed in the last 20 years.
Developed by Kou Shibusawa and published by Koei Tecmo, Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake will be released worldwide for PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch in early 2024.