Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack Bundle details new scenarios, Event Editor, and Officer Characteristics

Available today in Japan, on February 11, 2021 in the west.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack Bundle

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 new scenarios, the Event Editor, and new Officer Characteristics.

Get the details below

New Scenarios and Event Editor

Some of The Three Kingdoms most epic moments are being added to the historic simulation franchise thanks to four new Scenarios, enabling gamers to play as unique warlords who were active during several stages of the time period, and depending on the forces chosen, players will be presented with completely different paths in their attempts to unify China. The four new Scenarios include “The Intentions of Two Yuans” (October 191), a story that depicts how the ambition of warlords clash after the Anti-Dong Zhuo Coalition collapses; “The Battle of Chibi” (October 208), the biggest turning point for Romance of the Three Kingdoms; the “Anti-Guan Yu Coalition” (July 219), where Wei and Wu join forces to prevent Guan Yu from advancing north; and “The Conquest of Liaodong” (January 238), portraying the subjugation of Gongsun Yuan, the King of Yan, by Sima Yi. And while the game portrays classic events like Sun Jian’s sudden death and Zhou Yu’s scheme to sow dissension, players will also be able to create their own striking moments with the new Event Editor. Here, players can combine backgrounds, speakers, background music, messages, and officer images into a historic recreation all their own.

New Officer Characteristics

In addition, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack features all-new Officer Characteristics to help make each officer play and feel more unique. Abilities highlighted include: “Plunderer,” enabling an officer to obtain gold and supplies when enemy units are defeated; “Adamant”, which will greatly decrease attack damage from buildings; “Guard” ensures that prisoners affiliated with a base where the “Guard” officer is governor will not escape; while “Ministrant” officers are more likely to added to a coordinated attack, regardless of relationships.

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. Additionally, the “Legends of Galactic Heroes” collaboration scenario “In the Middle of an Endless Dream” and all characters of “Legend of the Galactic Heroes” collaboration downloadable contents #1 through #5 will be available as a Switch-exclusive bonus. Characters excluding Reinhard and Yang will be available for two weeks after launch.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack launched today for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam in Japan, and is due out on 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.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

Use the coupon code "GEMATSU" for 5% off.

comment policy

Comment Policy

Comments are welcome and encouraged on Gematsu. However, we ask that you follow a simple set of guidelines:

  • Read the full article before commenting.
  • Stay on topic.
  • No drive-by comments, including trolling, baiting, or shit-posting.
  • Know when not to comment. If you do not care about a topic, you do not need to comment.
  • No offensive comments. This includes abusive, threatening, pornographic, misleading, or libelous content / language, as well as general harassment and individual attacks.
  • No port-begging.
  • No console wars.
  • Use spoiler tags when posting spoiler or NSFW (non-nude-only) content. For example: <spoiler>Woe is Leomon.</spoiler> State the subject of the content outside of the spoiler tags.
  • Be respectful towards other commenters. You do not have to agree with each other, but debate politely. If you find that a commenter is not following this simple etiquette, do not carry on the conversation—simply report it.

Gematsu reserves the right to edit or delete any comments without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time.